I lost an arm on my last trip home. My left arm.Wow! What a beginning. Of course, I wanted to keep reading. This is a time travel book. (I'm on a roll, since the last novel I finished was 11/22/63, about a man who went into the past hoping to stop Lee Harvey Oswald from assassinating JFK.) Here's a synopsis the back cover of Kindred, which I got from my library:
Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.If you want to share the first lines of a book you are reading, click on the link and visit Katy at A Few More Pages. (Today's list.)
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