It’s been a while since I did a book beginning. I have only recently started a new book that I could use for this kind of post, so here it is. Girl Reading by Katie Ward is called a novel, but it doesn’t seem to be one. It is a collection of short stories; you can read about the first two in my post here.
This is the beginning of the first story “Simone Martini, Annunciation, 1333”:
She arrives glowing from the effort of running, strands of red hair coming loose from her kerchief (she tucks them in), marks on her neck like bruises on fruit.
What is YOUR book beginning today? To see more book beginnings go to Rose City Reader!