Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Tuesday Intros- Sea Change

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 pick this week comes from a review copy that I can't wait to get to later today, Sea Change by Karen White.

St. Simons Island, Georgia
September 1804
Storms bring the detritus of other people's lives into our own, a reminder that we are not alone, and of how truly insignificant we are. The indiscriminating waves had brutalized the shore, tossing pieces of splintered timber, an intact china teacup, and a gentleman's watch--still with its cover and chain--onto my beloved beach, each coming to rest as if placed gently in the sand as a shopkeeper would display his wares. As I rubbed my thumb over the smooth lip of the china cup, I thought of how someone's loss had become my gain, of how tide would roll in and out again as if nothing had changed, and how sometimes the separation between endings and beginnings is so small that they seem to run together like the ocean's waves.

Would you continue reading this one
 based on the opening paragraph?


  1. Beautiful descriptive writing -- I'd be reading more for sure --enjoy

  2. I'd definitely keep going! And I love the cover too!

  3. I'd keep reading. I wonder if this Karen White is the same Karen White that narrated "Nothing to Envy" by Barbara Demick?

  4. I'd keep reading. She's one of my favorite authors. I was supposed to receive this book but it doesn't seem to be showing up. Too bad for me.


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