Friday, October 6, 2017

Book Beginnings - 10/6/2017

 
*Please join Rose City Reader every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author's name.  *Taken directly from Rose City Reader's Blog Page. 
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My book beginnings is taken from MILLARD SALTER'S LAST DAY by Jacob M. Appel:



From the publisher:  "In the spirit of the New York Times bestselling A MAN CALLED OVE, this is the heartwarming story of a man who decides to end his life before he's too old - but then begins to reconsider when he faces complications from the world around him."

From the beginning:

"In an effort to delay the frailty and isolation that comes with old age, psychiatrist Millard Salter decides to kill himself by the end of the day - but first he has to tie up some loose ends.  These include a tete-a-tete with his youngest son, Lysander, who at forty-three has yet to hold down a paying job; an unscheduled rendezvous with this first wife Carol, who he hasn't seen in twenty-seven years; and a brief visit to the grave of his second wife, Isabelle."
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Books Finished:

DRAWING LESSONS by Patricia Sands.  Review is in the book's title.
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THE IT GIRLS by Karen Harper - review will be on October 24.  I have a teaser from my review on Goodreads.

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THE BLACKBIRD SEASON by Kate Moretti - review will be October 12.

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THE WELCOME HOME DINER by Peggy Lampman - review will be on October 10.
 
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ODD CHILD OUT by Gilly MacMillan - review is in the book's title.
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13 comments:

  1. I have been reading some awesome books the past few months.

    Thanks authors and publishers.

    Thanks for stopping everyone.

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  2. With that introduction, I doubt he will kill himself! I'd love to read the book though.

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    1. I hope he doesn't.

      Thanks for commenting, Mystica.

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  3. I'm curious about Millard Salter's Last Day. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It is actually funny. He is a psychiatrist and should know better than to kill himself. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Laurel.

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  4. I ended up really liking a Man Named Ove, so I wonder if I would like Miller Salter's Last Day. It does irritate me when books talk about suicide being options, however. My quotes from Hamilton REvolutionary

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    1. That is a bad option, but Millard is actually funny on his "LAST DAY" and gets interrupted many times over as he makes it through his day. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Anne.

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  5. Thank goodness for complications! This sounds a bit like Ove (I saw the movie), it could be good. Enjoy your weekend, Elizabeth!

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    1. It’s actually comical.

      I am enjoying it.

      Thanks for commenting, Suko.

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  6. Sounds like an intriguing story!

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    1. I am enjoying the book.

      Thanks for commenting, fredamans.

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  7. Love that cover for Millard Salter's Last Day. Thanks for sharing!

    Lauren @ Always Me

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    1. It is a very nice cover.

      Thanks for commenting, Lauren.

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