The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice. Grab a book, any book. Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.) Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it).
This week I'm featuring
FORTUNE'S ROCKS BY ANITA SHREVE
Here's my P56:
"Olympia takes a chair near the proceedings and watches Haskell work. And as she watches, she discovers that a dream creates a nonexistent intimacy, that one feels, all the next day after the dream, as though certain words have been said and actions taken which have not. So the object of the dream feels familiar, when, in fact, no familiarity exists at all."
It has been a while since I have read an Anita Shreve. I hope I love this one as much as I have enjoyed her other books, which I read a long time ago. Sometimes when I return to an author I read years ago, they are not as good as I remember, because I’ve read so much since then, and maybe grown up a bit?
BookBeginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. To participate, share the opening lines and your thoughts about a book you're reading, or about to.
In the time it takes for her to walk from the bathhouse at the seawall of Fortune’s Rocks, where she has left her boots and has discreetly pulled off her stockings, to the waterline along which the sea continually licks the pink and silver sand, she learns about desire.
Here's the cover.