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Friday, November 8, 2013

The Photograph

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it at http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/
 
 From The Photograph by Penelope Lively:
"Glyn is holding something out to her. She takes the photograph. She takes the scribbled note. She looks first at the photograph. She look at it for quite a while. Then she reads the note."
Book Beginnings @ Rose City Reader:
"The landing cupboard is stacked high with what Glyn calls low-use material: conference papers and student references and offprints, including he hopes an offprint that he needs right now for the article on which he is working."
The PhotographThe Photograph by Penelope Lively
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While this story is ingeniously crafted, the author does tend to be repetitive and wander a bit.

I liked this description: "She is astute, she is generous,she is warm; she is also gifted with the power of detachment."

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2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like a good beginning. Must be a hardworking teacher or hardworking writer. :)

THANKS for stopping by my blog the other day and commenting on the ATRIA post.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Ruth Cox said...

You certainly have me wondering what that note says!