Wednesday, June 13, 2012

More First Sentences From Novels – Answers to Matchup

Last week we provides sample first sentences and asked you where the sentences came from. If you haven't looked at it, do that before continuing to read the answers below. Click on:

Here are the answers. How'd you do?

Albert, Susan, Bleeding Hearts (China Bayles Mystery)

What’s happened in Pecan Spring over the last few weeks has given us all a great deal to think about—especially me, since the tragedies struck so close to home.
Reichs, Kathy,  Bare Bones

AS I WAS PACKAGING WHAT REMAINED OF THE DEAD BABY, THE man I would kill was burning pavement north toward Charlotte.
Tolstoy, Leo, Anna Karenina

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Rachman, Tom, The Bathtub Spy

I consider this body, mine, refracted under the steaming bathwater: my swaying chest-hair, legs bent to fit the tiny tub, lumpy kneecaps thrust near my chin, elegant feet concluding in inelegant toes, a row of potatoes at a group photo.
Mills, DiAnn, Breach of Trust

Librarian Paige Rogers had survived more exciting days dodging bullets to protect her country.
Diaz, Junot , The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Our hero was not one of those Dominican cats everybody’s always going on about—he wasn’t no home-run hitter or a fly bachatero, not a playboy with a million hots on his jock.
Kent, Kathleen, The Heretic's Daughter: A Novel

THE DISTANCE BY wagon from Billerica to neighboring Andover is but nine miles.
Stockett, Kathryn, The Help

MAE MOBLEY was born on a early Sunday morning in August, 1960.
Karon, Jan, Home to Holly Springs
A preacher with a lead foot, driving a red Mustang convertible with the top down, could make a state patrolman pretty testy.
Bunn, Davis , Lion of Babylon
He exited the church’s double doors and surveyed the gathering.
Lickel, Lisa J., The Map Quilt

Sasha Edwards crouched behind the huge maple, its burnished, drying leaves rustling in the night wind.
Williams, Shawna K., No Other

Stop shaking. Crouched next to his small oak desk, Jakob clenched its side to steady himself, and took in a deep breath. (Sorry, I had to include two sentences for this one.)

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