In our beginnings, we share opening line(s) and tell how we feel about them. In the 56, we excerpt something from p. 56.
In both of these, we hop over to the hosts’ sites and add our links, so we can visit the rest of you and your offerings.
Today, I’m spotlighting another graduate from my TBR stacks that is on this upcoming week’s reading list. A Ticket to Ride, by Paula McLain, is a coming-of-age tale.
From Amazon: The summer of 1973 in Moline, Ill., is enlivened and permanently marked for 15-year-old Jamie by the arrival of her charismatic, seen-it-all cousin, Fawn Delacorte, in McLain’s sure-handed if familiar debut novel (after the memoir Like Family). Abandoned by her parents as a baby, Jamie is a lonely, naïve teenager from Bakersfield, Calif., sent to live with her uncle Raymond after her grandmother falls sick. She falls under Dawn’s spell and embraces the dissolute life of layabout teenagers, brushing ever closer to the inevitable tragedy to come….
Beginning: It was August. For years it was August. There were pomegranates and wilting patio chairs and long afternoons that seemed seared open.
Okay, I get the message that it’s one of those long, hot summers….
P. 56: The most troubling part was that she claimed to be in love. Suzette never had a better sales pitch than when she was starting over, newly employed or in love.
Now I’m eager to dive right in. What about you? What treasures can you share today? Please stop by….