Welcome to my “First Lines Fridays”.
- Choose a book from your shelves/current read
- Open the book to the first page
- Copy the first line on the page, making sure you don’t give away the book title
- Reveal the book.
“Newark Airport is shiny from a recent renovation. There are plotted plants at each joint of the security line, to keep passengers from realizing how long they’ll have to wait, or sit on suitcases. They all woke up before dawn; they exhale loudly, sputtering with exhaustion.“
Do you recognise which book these lines come from?
This weeks book is…
“One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Among them is a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured vet returning from Afghanistan, a septuagenarian business tycoon, and a free-spirited woman running away from her controlling husband. And then, tragically, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor.
Edward’s story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place for himself in a world without his family. He continues to feel that a piece of him has been left in the sky, forever tied to the plane and all of his fellow passengers. But then he makes an unexpected discovery–one that will lead him to the answers of some of life’s most profound questions: When you’ve lost everything, how do find yourself? How do you discover your purpose? What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live?”
You can read my review of this book HERE
Have you read this book? How did you find it? Let me know down below.