Every Tuesday, Diane @ Bibliophile by the Sea
posts the opening paragraph (maybe two) of a book
she decided to read based on the opening paragraph (s).
Feel free to grab the banner and play along!
My selection for this week is Wish You Were Here by Stewart O'Nan. I've been following JoAnn's reviews (Lakeside Musing) of this author's works and when I renewed my library card last week, knew that this was one that I would check out immediately! Thanks JoAnn!!
They took Arlene's car because it had air-conditioning and Emily wasn't sure the Olds would make it. That and Arlene's was bigger, a wagon, better for bringing things back.
Emily knew she wouldn't be able to resist. She'd never learned to take even the smallest loss gracefully- a glass cracked in the dishwasher, a sweater shrunk in the dryer. She'd stuff the Taurus full of junk she didn't have room for at home. All of it would end up down in the basement, moldering next to the extra fridge still filled to clinking with Henry's Iron Citys. She didn't drink beer, and she couldn't bring herself to twist them open one by one and tip them foaming down the sink, so they stayed there, the crimped edges of the bottle caps going rusty, giving her vegetables a steely tinge. She would save what she could, she knew, though Henry himself would have shaken his head at the mess.
Would you continue reading this one based on the opening paragraph?