Another Thursday is upon us, and we have another opportunity to create some sparks through the themes we discover  in the books we’re reading…or about to read.  Theme Thursdays is hosted by Reading Between Pages.

Today’s Theme:

ANTONYMS (Pick 2 snippets that have an opposite i.e. if one sentence has OPEN the other should have CLOSE)


Today I’m sharing snippets from a book I recently purchased for a reread.  Still Missing, by Beth Gutcheon, is the story of a family’s panic and slow unraveling into the depths of loss when their seven-year-old son goes missing.

Snippet One:  She went to the window and leaned out over the sidewalk.  She looked to north and south.  The street lay silent in the sunlight.  p. 14

Snippet Two:  In the quiet room, in the sunlight, Susan felt herself sink into a well of horror so great that it was all colors, all light and all darkness, scalding heat and killing cold.  p. 17


Now I’m eager to see your antonyms!  Stop on by and share….

18 thoughts on “THURSDAY SPARKS — THEMES! — OCT. 6

  1. Awesome book! I loved this one. I haven’t read it in awhile. I remember it though – my heart stopped when Alex’s parents realized he had never made it to school. Every parent’s nightmare. Great picks for the theme too.


    • I haven’t read the book for awhile, but I frequently watch the movie based on it (Without a Trace). I love Gutcheon’s books, and reread her Domestic Pleasures recently.

      Thanks for stopping by, Cristina.



  3. I think I remember this book and the movie?
    Did Meryll Streep play the mom?
    Was Al Pacino the detective…or am I thinking of something totally different?
    I love the opposites idea but I think it will ake me days to find lines to fit it…
    I will try, though!!!


    • Close…Kate Nelligan played the mom and Judd Hirsch was the detective. I really enjoy the movie and watch it so much that it’s almost weird. But I love the happy ending.

      Thanks for stopping by, Patty.


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