Tuesday, February 3, 2015

First Chapter First Paragraph Intro

Joining up this week with Bibliophile By the Sea's weekly First Chapter First Paragraph Intro feature.

Love Story
For years before I moved to Mary's farm, I had loved this place, passing by on the road home, slowing to look. There was usually something going on: smoke coming out of the chimney; a tractor in the yard being worked on; Mary kneeling in her garden, tending the phlox. And, always, there was the mountain in one or another of its seasonal moods. To have moved here as I did was a little like falling in love with an old friend, someone you have known for years, someone you never thought of that way. But, all of a sudden, there you are: I never thought Mary's farm would become mine and to be here is like the best, most rewarding kind of love.


THE VIEW FROM MARY'S FARM is a collection of Edie Clark's essays that originally appeared in Yankee Magazine. Do you think you would like to read more?


Beth F said...

Sounds like a good collection.

Linda said...

Oh yes, I do want to find out more about this book!!

Linda in VA

Literary Feline said...

I don't often read essay collections, and so am not sure I would read this one. I do like the intro though. I could fall in love with a place like Mary's farm too.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sounds like a lovely collection of essays. The book's cover is enough to draw me in.
My Tuesday post features SIX STRINGS.

kelley jensen said...

I'm pretty sure I would absolutely love this. Have a nice week. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'm intrigued, nice writing.

Les said...

Yes, yes, yes!!