Friday, November 19, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday: Blue by Joyce Moyer Hostetter

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme created by Becky at Page Turners, and is now hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages  Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading. If you like, share with everyone why you do, or do not, like the sentence.

My book beginning comes from Blue by Joyce Moyer Hostetter

'If you ask folks around here what they remember about the year 1944,
    A child might say, "That was the year my daddy went off to fight Hitler."
    A mother might look off towards Bakers Mountain and whisper that     
    polio snatched up one of her young'uns.
    And the Hickory Daily Record will say that my hometown gave
    birth to a miracle.'
These few beginning sentences are interesting because they remind people that the home front had more problems to deal with than those generally associated with war.  I am almost done with this book and will have a full post on it soon.

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, that is an intriguing first line! I may have to look into this book!

    Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!