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Intriguing First Lines

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Here are a few fascinating opening lines from some of the popular new fiction in the "Lucky Day" collection:

"We had been wandering for so long I forgot what it was like to live within walls or sleep through the night."  The Dovekeepers, by Alice Hoffman.

"The place generally referred to as Hell but also known variously as Hades, the Kingdom of Fire, Old Nick's Place, and assorted other names designed to indicate that this is not somewhere in which you might want to spend eternity, let alone a short vacation, was in a state of turmoil.”  The Infernals, by John Connolly.

“On the boat we were mostly virgins.”  The Buddha in the Attic, by Julie Otsuka

“For Dawson Cole, the hallucinations began after the explosion on the platform, on the day he should have died.”  The Best of Me, by Nicholas  Sparks.

“‘Honestly, Holmes?  Pirates?’  ‘That is what I said.’  ‘You want me to go and work for pirates.’”  Pirate King, by Laurie R. King.

"They spoke of it then as the dream of a lifetime, and for many, for all the difficulties and setbacks encountered, it was to be one of the best times ever."  The Greater Journey, by David McCullough.

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Posted by: Nancy Davis

Nancy is the branch manager of the Corte Madera and Marin City libraries.

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