First Line Fridays: The Library at Mount Char

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What’s the first line of the closest book to you? Leave me a comment, then head over to Hoarding Books for more great lines from great authors!

“Carolyn, blood-drenched and barefoot, walked alone down the two-lane stretch of blacktop that the Americans called Highway 78,”

~Scott Hawkins, The Library at Mount Char

My first line is from The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins. From the blurb on Amazon/Goodreads, this book appears to be wholly unique. It’s about a woman, who once was an ordinary American, but then her parents died and she was taken in by a man known simply as Father. She and the other inhabitants of his home spend their time in a great library studying its secrets. They speculate that Father is actually God and the library holds the truth about creation–but then Father disappears leaving the library unguarded…

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I cannot wait to dig into this one.

 

8 thoughts on “First Line Fridays: The Library at Mount Char

  1. Happy Friday!

    I shared the first line of the 8th book from the In Death series, Conspiracy in Death. But here, I’ll share with you the first line of one of the books I’m currently reading. This one is from Kit Frick’s “See All the Stars.”

    JUNE, SOPHOMORE SUMMER
    (THEN)

    We went to the party because Ret insisted. I was perfectly happy right where we were: lying on our backs in Jenni’s sprawling front yard, building our best-ever summer playlist, telling time by the dandelion clocks until the sky was a white haze of down. We were idle and airy. We had perfected the summer loaf.

    Hope you enjoyed that. Happy weekend! 😀

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  2. lelandandbecky

    Happy Friday! My first line is from Other People’s Children by Ellen Fannon (which I have laughed so hard through the little bit I started reading): Prologue:

    “Why are children so childish?” Robin groused to herself as she sat valiantly attempting to put two coherent thoughts together for her newspaper column that was due tomorrow.

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  3. Happy Friday, Amy! I shared Vox over on my site, and you saw it, but here I thought I’d share from another book I’m reading, Where the Crawdads Sing. It’s a great story so far!

    “Marsh is not swamp. Marsh is a space of light, where grass grows in water, and water flows into the sky. Slow-moving creeks wander, carrying the orb of the sun with them to the sea, and long-legged birds lift with unexpected grace—as though not built to fly—against the roar of a thousand snow geese.”

    I hope you have a great weekend, too!

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  4. What an opening!

    My first lines come from Vanessa Vale’s Montana Wild which releases later this month.

    “Summer Vacation. No two words held more allure for kids; what they dreamed about all year long. To me, they were equally potent, equally daydream-worthy in the dead of winter when those long summer days are months and months away.”

    I think anyone who ever lived somewhere cold has felt like this!

    I’m featuring lines from The Starfish Talisman, a young adult ghost story on my blog. I hope you can top by!

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  5. Happy Friday! That does sound intriguing. I’m sharing from the third Lady Alkmene Callender Cosy Mystery on my blog today. Here are the first lines from the fourth, Fatal Masquerade by Vivian Conroy:

    “Can’t this thing go any faster?” Denise Hargrove snapped at the driver. During the drive she’d consulted her watch over and over again, exuding a nervous energy Lady Alkmene Callender found hard to place.

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