Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea shares the first paragraph of a book currently being read. Feel free to join the fun.
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Believe it or not, this is my very first Jodi Picoult book. I know, all my friends are big fans, but the books have escaped me – until now. And now I see why this author is so popular. There is a great story, but also a good plot. Here’s how it begins:
The miracle happened on West Seventy-fourth Street in the hone where Mama worked. It was a big brownstone encircled by a wrought-iron fence, and overlooking either side of the ornate door were gargoyles, their granite faces carved from my nightmares. They terrified me, so I didn’t mind the fact we always entered through the less-impressive side door, whose keys Mama kept on a ribbon in her purse.
What do you think?
Would you keep reading?