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6/29/2012

Book Beginnings ~ The Story by Maraniss


Oh Happy Thursday! Got a UPS delivery that made me wanna shout with joy to the world! My order arrived from Amazon containing two hardback books that I know I want to keep in my library. Am I unfaithful to my Nook Reader? No, we can all get along. So, I have started Barack Obama The Story by David Maraniss. I love reading Maraniss, a historian whose writing reminds me of James Michener--another favorite. No detail is left unturned---uh, kind of like a stone. oh well. So I am beginning with The Story and citing it below for "Book Beginnings on Friday" hosted at www.rosecityreader.com


"Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name."


"On Thanksgiving morning in 1926, the Dunhams set out from their home in Topeka, traveling down U.S. Route 75 on a forty-five-mile ride through autumn countryside. Five people were in the car: the parents, Ralph and Ruth Armour Dunham; their two young sons, Ralph Jr. and Stanley; and Ralph Sr.'s brother, Earl, who worked with him at an auto garage."


And me, the reader is in the car also, wondering how this forty-five-mile trip is going to lead me into President Obama's life story. And, thus far, the ride is fascinating. 



6 comments:

Amber said...

I love getting packages via mail/delivery. I've been contemplating whether or not to read this...its probably fantastic.

I hope you enjoy it.

Dragonfly Daydreams said...

I have this on my TBR too - hope you enjoy it.

Amy said...

It sounds like the setup for some kind of tragedy! I hope I'm wrong...

Beth said...

I bet that will be an interesting book! I just started The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Bonnie Way said...

That makes me curious as well... it's always interesting to see where writers choose to start stories, especially memoir writers like this. :) Thanks for sharing.

aloi said...

Memoirs are wonderful reading! And that box looks so enticing! Hope you are enjoying your weekend! :)

Thanks so much for popping by!

aloi at guiltlessreading