Friday, June 19, 2009

Weekend Reading

I'm not one to form an opinion about a book after reading the first chapter, but Carolyn Wall's debut novel Sweeping Up Glass has one of the best first chapters I've read in a long time. In a very short space, Wall introduces us to three key characters living in the Kentucky countryside and kicks off the action with a hike up a snowy mountain to rescue a silver-faced wolf from trespassing hunters. If you've got five minutes to spare, I encourage you to read this (very short) first chapter, available at the Random House website. Look for a review of the book here at Literary License in a couple weeks.

The paperback edition of Sweeping up Glass will be published in early August. The original hardcover edition, published in August of last year, appears to be out of print already, but you may be able to find a used copy or a library copy.

1 comment:

Zibilee said...

I loved this book! I read it last year when I got a copy form the publisher. It has some really great plotting and character creation in it as well. I look forward to seeing your review when it is posted. I hope you enjoy the rest of the book!