BookBeginnings, hosted by Rose City Reader, and The Friday 56 - hosted by Freda’s Voice both host sites for Friday link ups, where we discover more books, and make friends.
Both involve sharing excerpts from a current book - the beginning and - you guessed it - page 56.
Let's start with page 56 today.
Difficult Women by Roxanne Gray is "a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection.
The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. ....From a girls’ fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America reminiscent of Merritt Tierce, Jamie Quatro, and Miranda July."
I cheated a little - that second sentence is on the first page, but not the very beginning, but I couldn't resist it.
What are you reading? I'd love to know.