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, April 1, 2011

First Lines...


"I turned the key and opened the door to the apartment that was my home.
Christopher must have sent Lucinda home for the weekend. The lacquered clock chimed six thirty as I closed the apartment door behind me, my heels clicking and pivoting on the hardwood. I knew he could have heard my key turn out the lock and then the hush downt the hallway to the vestibule where I stood motionless. Through his library window, the sun must have been paling to rose, the last trace lingering along the glass that separated him from Manhattan's skyline. I know he's been sitting there, waiting for the world to darken completely, his broad back humped in front of the long row of bookshelves."
...Daughters of the River Huong by Uyen Nicole Duong

2 comments:

Mary said...

Well that sure drew me in! I don't know anything about this book but I'm noting the title. Have a good weekend, Suzanne :)

Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

Oh, what a great first line! I love when books pull right away as opposed to ramping up. Love it!

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