First Lines: November 2019
Our monthly look at some of the best first lines by BookLife authorsThis month, we’ve got assisted suicide, Socrates, and tea and tarot.
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Ralph Albert Gessner
“We are all born needing Love, and how we find it, or don’t, makes us who we are.”
“Socrates was famous for a few things: sporting an astonishingly curly beard, rarely bothering with footwear, pondering, and stopping total strangers in the street to quiz them on their beliefs.”
“Heggy was a sloppy, mop-headed boy with a wonderful laugh and no last name.”
“In the beginning was the fool.”
“There were spots in the lake where the anchor never hit bottom.”
John Byrne Barry
“Lamar Rose slipped a folded postcard between the strike plate and latch bolt of the sixth-floor stairwell door.”