the friday 56

The Friday 56

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.

I'm listening to Tom Hanks narrating The Dutch House.

When lunch was over, and it was over soon enough because my father had no patience for restaurants, we walked him back to the car. I didn't know if I was supposed to come home that night or the next day. We hadn't talked about it and I hadn't brought anything with me, but there was no mention of my return. I was Maeve's again and that was that. He gave her a quick embrace and slipped some money in her coat pocket, then Maeve and I stood together and waved goodbye as he pulled away. A cold rain had blown in during lunch, and while it wasn't heavy, Maeve said we should take the subway to the Metropolitan and see the Egyptian exhibit because there was no point in getting wet. After the Empire State Building, the subway was the thing I'd been most excited to see, and now I hardly paid attention as we went down the stairs.


Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

I love Ann Patchett's writing. This book is on my TBR. My Friday Quotes

Lauren Stoolfire said...

One of these days I'll have to pick up her work. Thanks for sharing!

Mimi Lenox said...

That paragraph makes me want to read the book. I like this meme.
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fredamans said...

I've read mixed reviews on this one. I hope you enjoy it! Happy weekend!