Nov 18, 2016

Book Beginning: The Good Daughter by Alexandra Burt

The Good Daughter by Alexandra Burt, February 7, 2016, Berkley
Book beginning:
They stopped once for the night in Albuquerque. The name of the city intrigued the girl, so she looked it up in the encyclopedia she carried with her. It was her most prized possession. (from an uncorrected proof. Final copy may differ)

Page 56:
.... Arranged two inches apart like cookie dough on a sheet pan is a carpet of cricket carcasses.

Book description: The tale of a young woman in search of her past, and the mother who will do anything to keep it hidden...

Memes: The Friday 56. Grab a book, turn to page 56 or 56% of your eReader. Find any sentence that grabs you. Post it, and add your URL post in Linky at Freda's Voice. Also visit Book Beginning at Rose City Reader.


  1. This one recently caught my attention. I'll have to add it to my wishlist. This week I'm spotlighting a mystery - Front Runner by Felix Francis. Happy reading!

  2. I wonder what the mother is hiding.?. Have a good weekend.
    sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

  3. I tried to get this one from NetGalley, but I wasn't approved! That rarely happens. Sigh. But now I'm more determined than ever to get my hands on it. lol.

    I don't think I like that sheet pan of cricket carcasses, though, lol; I had a battle with crickets this summer.

    Enjoy! Here's mine: “HILLBILLY ELEGY”

  4. This looks really interesting. Here is my Friday 56:

  5. That 56 gave me the shudders! This sounds interesting and makes me wonder just what is going on that the mother is trying so hard to hide. Enjoy your reading.

  6. Your 56 quote seems....rather disturbing, taken out of context as it is? That imagery, though--that imagery is so crisp and stunning! I might have to go look this one up on goodreads and see what's what! Thanks so so much for sharing!

    Here is my Friday 56, if you're interested in checking it out! No pressure or worries at all if you're not, though. Happy book-ing to you in the near future, and happy Friday! <3

  7. Very interesting. And I still keep a thesaurus and dictionary right by my favorite chair.

    My Friday 56 from Better Off Thread

  8. Um, ew to the 56... lol... I can relate to the encyclopedia being a prized possession. I miss the ones I had as a kid.
    Happy weekend!

  9. I'm curious about this story now! Thanks for sharing these snippets.


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