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First Sentence Friday

“Bruno Courréges, chief of police of the small French town of St. Denis, awoke a few seconds before six, just last he dawn was breaking.”
~ The Templars’ Last Secret by Martin Walker

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First Sentence Friday

“Vanessa dreams she is a grown woman, heavy with flesh and care.”
~ Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed

First Sentence Friday

“If my friends hadn’t decided that I should have a dog I would never have opened the gate and gone into the graveyard.”

~Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore

First Sentence Friday

“Life’s direction is ephemeral.” ~ The Trust by Ronald H. Balson

First Sentence Friday

“Isaiah was seventeen years old when his older brother, Marcus, was killed in a hit-and-run.”

~ Righteous by Joe Ide

First Sentence Friday

” ‘What the American public always wants is a tragedy with a happy engine.’ ”

~ Bun: the Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, & Fake News
by Kevin Young

First Sentence Friday

My father was a lousy driver and a two-finger typist, but he could open a wine bottle as deftly as any swain ever undressed his lover.

~ The Wine Lover’s Daughter: a Memoir by Anne Fadiman

1st Sentence Friday

“Glenlivet, light on the rocks.”  ~ Duplicity by Jane Haseldine