Aug 31, 2018

Book Beginning: The Myth of Perpetual Summer by Susan Crandall



The Myth of Perpetual Summer by Susan Crandall, June 19, 2018, Gallery Books
"a moving coming-of-age tale set in the tumultuous sixties"

Book beginning:
Prologue 
I kneel in front of the small black-and-white television, my face close to the screen, breathless at the newscaster's words,. A mug shot appears. Blood rushes hot, and my head goes fuzzy. Now grown and far too thin, that face still holds a distant echo of the boy I once so loved. My brother Walden ..... lost to me for years, now labeled a killer.
Page 56:
"There's no medicine for what ails him. Granny steps beside me and thumps her bags on the table. "You just take off, leaving him with four children... it's too much... too much heartbreak."
Do these excerpts grab you as a reader or not?
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

13 comments:

Breana M. said...

Wow, The Myth of Perpetual Summer looks interesting, especially the beginning.

Harvee said...

It's good so far, just keeping all the people involved straight.

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

Yes, both of those quotes make me wonder what is happening. I would read on, for sure. My Friday Quotes

fredamans said...

I'm left wanting more!! Happy Labor Day weekend!

Kathy Martin said...

Both excerpts are real attention grabbers! This week I'm spotlighting The Plot is Murder by V. M. Burns - a mystery within a mystery from my TBR mountain. Happy reading!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love quotes that make me feel and see what is happening...and these quotes take us into the scenes. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “WATCHING YOU”

Harvee said...

Yes, the story involves many people.

Harvee said...

I'm reading on! Happy weekend!

Harvee said...

A mystery within a mystery. Enticing!

Harvee said...

The book is full of excerpts like this. I'm reading on!

Sassy Brit @ Alternative-Read.com said...

That opening paragraph has grabbed me, i want it!!

Here's my Friday post! Enjoy your weekend x

Literary Feline said...

I agree with Sassy Brit. That opening has me hooked. I hope you love this. It sound so good!

Lauren Stoolfire said...

I definitely want to know more about this one.

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