Friday, December 17, 2010

Book Beginnings on Friday/Friday Find

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Katy from A Few More Pages. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

His two good horses he saves for racing, for the straight makeshift furlongs of the moonlit creekbed, for the chance to take more land from his godforsaken neighbor, Patrick Dalton, whose Scots-Irish surname remains on the town map and post mark but no longer on the largest deed in the county. 

The Wake of Forgiveness by Bruce Machart
Friday Find:

Twelve Moons by Mary Oliver 

In her fourth volume of poetry, Twelve Moons, Pulitzer Prize-winning Mary Oliver continues to explore the alluring, yet well-nigh inaccessible kingdoms of nature and human relationships, and man's profound, persistent desire for a joyous union with them. these vibrant, magical poems pulse with an aching awareness of nature's unaffected beauty. Her absorbing intimate vision leads us into the natural and human kingdoms we only fleetingly grasp.


Veens said...

Nice quote! I hope you are enjoying your read.

Tea said...

I'll bet the horses are beautiful. You have a long sentence. My sentence is short, really short.

Jo-Jo said...

I love how these books start out! I might have to join this meme sometime as we can always share the beginning of a book!

Ellen Feld said...

I'm a horse person so that first book,The Wake of Forgiveness, looks quite interesting. Here are my finds:

Teddy Rose said...

I am reading this one too. I'm about 100 pages into it.

Katy said...

Hmmm, I'm not sure how I feel about that beginning. Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!