Mar 2, 2021

First Chapter: Cygnet by Season Butler

 

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Cygnet
Cygnet

Cygnet by Season Butler, June 25, 2018, Harper

A 17-year-old young woman comes of age in a community of the elderly, rejecting the promise of youth, on an isolated island off New Hampshire

First paragraph:
I open my eyes to the churning of the waves outside. It doesn't rest, so I don't sleep well either. I really should be used to it by now. At least it's sunny. I try to use the thought to power my move out of bed and into my clothes and off to Mrs. Tyburn's house for work. To be honest, I preferred it last week when it rained every day. Rain in big wet slaps, the kind of rain you only get on islands, out to sea. On dark mornings there's a reason why it's hard to get up, an actual weight in the air to to fight, something real to run from, to hide your face from.... 

 Would you read on?

6 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I love the setting and the sound of this one; I hadn't heard of it so I'm off to look it up. enjoy

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, yes, I am curious on several levels. Like the fact that a teenager is living in a community of the elderly. And her thoughts...well, I definitely want to know more!

Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

You've piqued my curiosity!

Yvonne said...

This intro grabbed my attention. I would keep reading.

IzaBzh said...

Why not, I'd give a lot to see/hear the sea these days, I miss it a lot !

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I tend to like stories set amid the elderly. So, yes.

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