kim barnes


V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012

Books

First line rundown pt. 6

More openers to new novels

“Here is the first thing you need to know about me: I’m a barefoot girl from red-dirt Oklahoma, and all the marble floors in the world will never change that.”

In the Kingdom of Men, Kim Barnes

“At first glance, she mistook him for something else.”

Inside, Alix Ohlin

“Her steps were leaden as though La Llorona rose from the dead, which indeed she had.”

The Witch Narratives: Reincarnation, Belinda Vasquez Garcia

“I keep the Beast running, I keep the 100 low lead on tap, I foresee attacks.”

The Dog Stars, Peter Heller

“The lights go out.”

The Undertow, Jo Baker

“Lord God is talking again.”

The Bird Saviors, William J. Cobb