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
"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.