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 by Edie Clark

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?


7 comments:

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!!