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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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