Rose City Reader every Friday to share the first sentence (or two*) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
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The Friday 56
The Girl Below
Summer was high, the streets flared golden, and all around me the neighborhood sighed with so much privilege that I felt shut out -- a stranger on the block where my childhood took place.
On one of my last mornings in Auckland, I had gotten up early and gone for a drive before the sun came up. It was a Sunday, and the streets near where I lived were still asleep, bathed in weak gray light, everything hazy, undefined.
The Girl BelowA breathtaking whirlwind of mystery, transgression, and self-discovery, Bianca Zander’s The Girl Below is a haunting tale of secrets, human frailty, and dark memory that heralds the arrival of an extraordinary new literary talent.
“I just loved The Girl Below—it’s so real and moving, so funny and smart, so sharp and artful. In every sense, Bianca Zander is a fantastic writer, and I’m recommending this magical novel to all my friends.” — Curtis Sittenfeld, New York Times bestselling author of Prep and American Wife
Watch for my review on Wednesday, July 11TH.