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And in that spirit, here are the first lines of some of our favorite books of 2013:
She frightened me at every dawn the summer I stayed with her.
- The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell
Mister hit Josephine with the palm of his hand across her left cheek and it was then she knew she would run.
- The House Girl by Tara Conklin
I was home from school, visiting my grandmother in Chicago, when she told me this story, a story that involved an old Polish custom: When a boy has his first birthday, his family sits him in his high chair, and on the tray before him they place three objects –
CoinShot glassCrucifix
"Whatever the boy chooses," my grandmother says to me, "that will be his life." 
- After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story by Michael Hainey
At the mid-point of the path through life, I found Myself lost in a wood so dark, the way Ahead was blotted out. 
- The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (OK, the original source of this quote obviously didn’t come out in 2013, but it’s a classic!)
What’ll yours be?

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And in that spirit, here are the first lines of some of our favorite books of 2013:

She frightened me at every dawn the summer I stayed with her.

The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell

Mister hit Josephine with the palm of his hand across her left cheek and it was then she knew she would run.

The House Girl by Tara Conklin

I was home from school, visiting my grandmother in Chicago, when she told me this story, a story that involved an old Polish custom: When a boy has his first birthday, his family sits him in his high chair, and on the tray before him they place three objects –

Coin
Shot glass
Crucifix

"Whatever the boy chooses," my grandmother says to me, "that will be his life." 

After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story by Michael Hainey

At the mid-point of the path through life, I found
Myself lost in a wood so dark, the way
Ahead was blotted out. 

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (OK, the original source of this quote obviously didn’t come out in 2013, but it’s a classic!)

What’ll yours be?

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  10. houseoforange said: Happy New Year, by the way!
  11. houseoforange answered: I wanted to make my first line New Year-related, but I don’t think I’m good at writing anyway. =(
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