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First Sentence Friday

“As soon as I got home from school, Aunt Baba noticed the silver medal dangling from the left breast pocket of my uniform.”

~ Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mac

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First Sentence Friday

“For something so unprecedented, so fraught with institutional risk, it was all handled with a minimum of fuss.”

~ House of Spies by Daniel Silva

First Sentence Friday

“When I look back upon my struggle with indigo, it appears in my consciousness as a dream.”

~ The Indigo Girl by Natasha Boyd

First Sentence Friday

“A sloping roof of cold, corrugated iron, above the sliding, brownish waters of the river Cherwell and beneath the stark boughs of a willow, might not appeal to a sane adult human being as an ideal resort at four o’clock on a gloomy January afternoon.”

~ Death on the Cherwell by Mavis Doriel Hay

First Sentence Friday

“Shortly before 5 a.m., a party of eighteen men – most of them officers of the French army – claimed to the second floor of Saint-Lazare, the women’s prison in Paris.”

~ The Spy by Paulo Coelho

First Sentence Friday

“The Golem’s life began in the hold of a steamship.”

~ The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker

First Sentence Friday

“I’m the whirling dervish of Queens, spinning around and around, arms flapping, my father’s boxing gloves like cinder blocks strapped to my seven-year-old hands.”

~ The Clancys of Queens by Tara Clancy

First Sentence Friday

“The police decided to enter the flat, but rather than break down the door they called a locksmith, figuring that a few minutes either way were unlikely to make a difference.”

~ The Shadow District by Arnaldur Indridason