First Line Rundown Pt. 7

Novel Openings, Continued

Sam Adams
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First line rundown pt. 7
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“Aliens suck at music.”

Year Zero , Rob Reid

“We arrived in an undignified heap of witch and vampire.”

Shadow of Night , Deborah Harkness

“They were hanging white folks in Louisiana and shooting black folks in Richmond.”

The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln , Stephen L. Carter

“Lin Daiyu crushes apricot kernels and black sesame seeds in a marble mortar.”

The Red Chamber , Pauline A. Chen

“It felt like the first morning of spring.”

—The Crowded Grave , Martin Walker

“ ‘Oh mon dieu,’ Cloquet said, when he opened the lodge door and saw me on the floor.”

Talulla Rising , Glen Duncan

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