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Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and all of it read.

Old: (1945)
“If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.”


The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger





New: (06/142014)
“Jeffery Saunders’ life—especially the risks he’d taken as leader of Saunders’ Savages—paraded across his sex-driven mind during the plummet to his untimely death.”


Paradise Not Quite Lost: A Saunders’ Savages Adventure
by Richard Keller




Borrowed (from my daughter)
“As a boy, I never knew where my mothers was from—where she was born, who her parents were.”


The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother by James McBride




“I stood at the peak of the mountain, watching to wind.”


Running From Safety by Richard Bach





“Ilium, New York, is divided into three parts.”


Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.






NOTE: Someday I will run out of first lines of books I have read (or will soon read.) If you would like to include your book’s first line for consideration in 5 First Lines Friday, send me a cover jpg, the first line (not from intro or prologue), your name and a link to buy your book (Amazon or other.)

Coming Mid-November via Hot Chocolate Press

Coming Mid-November via Hot Chocolate Press