Friday, March 11, 2011

Book Beginnings ~ Sing You Home

Today's book beginnings is from Jodi Picoult's latest novel, Sing You Home (2011).
"One sunny, crisp Saturday in September when I was seven years old, I watched my father drop dead.  I was playing with my favorite doll on the stone wall that bordered our driveway while he mowed the lawn.  One minute he was mowing, and the next, he was facefirst in the grass as the mower propelled itself in slow motion down the hill of our backyard."
Wow!  A visually gripping and powerful image!  I wanted to keep reading, of course.  Zoe, the main character, is a music therapist.  I'm really enjoying what I've read so far.
"Every life has a soundtrack. ... If you ask me, music is the language of memory" (p. 5).
This meme is hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages. Share the first sentence or two of the book you are reading. 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...

Sounds like a good Picoult novel! Enjoy

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I did enjoy it. Finished it, passed it along to my friend Donna, who gave it to me as an early birthday gift. Sing You Home may now be my favorite Picoult book, right up there with My Sister's Keeper and House Rules. It has given me a lot to think about.

Katy said...

Awww, this is a bit of a sad beginning. Poor child!

Thanks for participating!