First Paragraph: Orphan Train

firstparagraphDiane at Bibliophile By the Sea asks us to share the first paragraph of a book we are reading. As you can see it’s called First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. Visit Diane to read more First Paragraphs.

This week I’m featuring Orphan Train by Christine Baker Kline. I found the book to be quite captivating. Here’s the first paragraph:

Orphan TrainPrologue

I believe in ghosts. They’re the ones who haunt us, the ones who have left us behind. Many times in my life I have felt them around me observing, witnessing, when no one in the living world knew or cared what happened.

I am ninety-one years old, and almost everyone who was once in my life is now a ghost.

Sometimes these spirits have been more real to me than people, more real than God.

What do you think? Did it make you want to keep reading?


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7 Responses to First Paragraph: Orphan Train

  1. I’ve been meaning to read this one and I do love the intro. Thanks for joining us in 2014

  2. Beth F says:

    Love this opener — and I really, really want to read this.

  3. Yes I would definitely keep reading. I read this book and enjoyed it!

  4. I loved Orphan Train…and I especially enjoyed the ninety-one year-old character. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

  5. Interesting! Have heard a lot about this book.

  6. kelley says:

    I’ve got this one on my kindle, I’ve heard nothing but good about it. I’m anxious to read it.

  7. Nise' says:

    I did not get to this book last year, but will definitely do so this year.

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