Literary Quote of the Month

“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Friday, August 13, 2010

First Lines...

"Damp and heavy-limbed, nine-year-old Annie Bartlett jerked awake beneath her father's chin. The scent of pine needles and lake mud snaked through jalousie windows. Lying still, Annie breathed her father's expelled air and thought of mermaids." ...Ashes To Water by Irene Ziegler

5 comments:

Darlene said...

Wow, great lines. I've been hearing some about this author's books. They sound like something I need to check out further.

Tea said...

Yummmm....I've got to read the book.

http://readwithtea.blogspot.com/2010/08/book-beginnings-on-friday.html#links

Suzanne said...

Hi Dar,
I really enjoyed this book. A nice surprise from a new author. The writing was very compelling! Irene Ziegler will be on a virtual book tour and making a stop here monday, where I'll have my full review of this book!

Suzanne said...

Hi Tea!
Thanks for stopping by AND for sharing your link to your Friday Book Beginnings! Loved your first line on your book too!

Irene Ziegler said...

Suzanne, thanks for sharing my book with your readers. It's flattering and exciting for a first novelist like me. Darlene, I hope you will check out Ashes to Water. Although it stands alone, Ashes to Water has a prequel, Rules of the Lake, which chronicles Annie's early years on Widow Lake. Thanks all, for your interest. It does a writer's heart GOOD. Best, Irene Ziegler

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