sit. stay. read.

girl with pugIn his infinite wisdom, Chinese philosopher Lau Tzu coined the phrase “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” and it is a hard one with which to argue. However never being content to leave a great sage alone, I would add: “all the pages of a genius novel begin with a single compelling sentence.”  The usual list of literary greats contains the (mostly) names dead white guys, but this is one for the girls. Herewith, a list of 15 brilliant first sentences and the novels from which they arise. By women. 

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2 thoughts on “sit. stay. read.

  1. One (#5) made me say out loud, “Oh, yes, I remember.” Another (#8) made me laugh out loud. Both gave me an instant visual. I love that. Thanks for sharing. :)

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