Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted at Rose City Reader. It’s really simple: Share the first sentence of the book you are currently reading and what it means to you.
My beginning this week comes from Crossing the Borders of Time by Leslie Maitland:
During the fall that my father was dying, I went back to Europe and found myself seeking my mother’s lost love.
What an opening! This book is non-fiction, and this sentence immediately creates interest in the author and her family’s history, which involved fleeing the Nazis during World War II at almost literally the last minute.
I am about halfway through the book and I just love it. Though it is non-fiction, it reads like a novel; and despite the looming shadow of the War, the foundation of the story is a love story that is (so far) quite beautiful.