Spring is a time for new beginnings. And today is officially the end of spring. (Hooray Summer Solstice!) To celebrate the changing seasons, and our continued partnership with Poets & Writers, we're sharing some excellent new beginnings to a few recently published books. Read and enjoy! If you really enjoy, read even more first lines of novels here.
"To put it as simply as possible: This is the story of a polygamist who has an affair." The Lonely Polygamist (Norton, May 2010) by Brady Udall. Third book, second novel. Agent: Nicole Aragi. Editor: Jill Bialosky. Publicist: Erin Lovett.
"Dear Luddie, I don't remember much about the first thing I killed, but I remember I killed it with a knife." Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder (Coffee House Press, May 2010) by Travis Nichols. Second book, first novel. Agent: None. Editor: Chris Fischbach. Publicist: Esther Porter.
"The ground was the color of rust." The Marrowbone Marble Company (Ecco, May 2010) by M. Glenn Taylor. Second book, novel. Agent: Terra Chalberg. Editor: Daniel Halpern. Publicist: Michael McKenzie.
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