Friday, February 18, 2011

Beginning with "that girl"

I Still Dream About You ~ by Fannie Flagg, 2010
"It's funny what a person will remember so many years later; what sticks in your mind and what doesn't.  Whenever he thought back to the year he had worked at the Western Union office, he remembered that little girl."
This definitely makes me want to know the who-what-when-where-why of that little girl.  I got this from the library today (I'll do Library Loot tomorrow, maybe), so this is actually as far as I've read this evening.  That quote is from 1955, but the first chapter starts in 2008.  That makes me wonder whether Maggie (from the synopsis I read) was that little girl.  Maggie Fortenberry is "a still beautiful former Miss Alabama."  The best sentence from the synopsis, though, is this one:
"Maggie has heartbreaking secrets in her past, but through a strange turn of events, she soon discovers, quite by accident, that everybody, it seems—dead or alive—has at least one little secret."
If you want to play along, this meme is hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages.  Share the first sentence or two of the book you are reading.  (Sometimes it takes several sentences to get the full thought.)  Then, share your impressions of that beginning.  Click this link to see what others say about the books they are reading this week.


Helen's Book Blog said...

Good old Fanny Flag! I've only read a couple of hers, but not this one. She lives very close to me in Santa Barbara

Katy said...

Sounds interesting!

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

This evening, I went out to dinner with someone who (surprise!) is also about halfway through reading this book. She and Fannie Flagg have a mutual friend, so she visited with her several times in California.

Here's a photo of me with Fannie Flagg: