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Like the dead-seeming, cold rocks, I have memories within that came out of the material that went to make me. Time and place have had their way.
-Zora Neale Hurston
I know Their Eyes Were Watching God is Hurston’s most famous book. But this is mine. This autobiography is rich and candid. By far my favorite book by Hurston.
Down in Mobile they’re all crazy, because the Gulf Coast is the kingdom of monkeys, the land of clowns, ghosts and musicians, and Mobile is sweet lunacy’s county seat. I can tell you that’s the truth. I know.
This small novel was written by Mobile’s favorite son, Eugene Walter. It’s a quirky tale that sheds light on Mobile. That opening sentence is also written on his tombstone, if I’m not mistaken and explains a lot about my city.
I’m not a heroine; I just play heroines. Also psychotics, orphans, hookers, housewives, and–on one memorable occasion–a singing rutabaga.
The tone of the entire series is evident in the opening sentence of the first book. Lots of surprises and laughs.
When I heard the car doors unlock at the first red light I came to, I knew I’d made a fatal mistake.
As a mother the opening of this YA novel is my worst nightmare for my daughters.
Prison is no place to spend your seventeenth birthday.
An opening sentence should have a hook. Soemthing to pull the reader in, to push them to read the novel. Of the bat, I wanted to know why she was in prison and what was going on. I should warn you, this is book 2 in the series.
What is your favorite opening lines?