This week my teaser lines come from Jill Ciment's lovely little novel, Heroic Measures. I bought the book when it was published back in 2009, but it's taken me all these years to get around to reading it. What a mistake - it's a brilliant read. In this snippet, one of the main characters is waking up on what might turn out to be a life-changing morning:
For Ruth, the spectacle of sunrise is less inspiring than comforting. The rise of the sun is like the opening of a novel she's read so many times that she can take pleasure in the details and nuances without having to race to the end to find out what happens. (p.57)
Well, with this book, even though it's not a re-read, I'm going through very slowly and savoring each line. It's that good.
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