Oct 222018

Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph or two of a book that I’m reading or plan to read soon

Feel free to join in by posting your own FCFPTI and linking below

Sea Prayer

Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini
Illustrated by Dan Williams

My dear Marwan,
in the long summers of childhood,
when I was a boy the age you are now,
your uncles and I
spread our mattress on the roof
of your grandfather’s farmhouse
outside of Homes.

We woke in the mornings
to the stirring of olive trees in the breeze,
to the bleating of your grandmother’s goat,
the clanking of her cooking pots,
the air cool and the sun
a pale rim of persimmon to the east.

This is another book that I first saw when Diane posted a review. I couldn’t get it out of my head so I borrowed a copy from the library. Would you keep reading?

  21 Responses to “First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros:
Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini”

  1. Lovely cover and excerpt! I’d keep reading.

  2. Wow – lovely was the word that popped into my mind as I read the book’s beginning. Looks like I’m in good company. I’m off to check out Diane’s review.

  3. Such an intriguing start to the book! I’d definitely like to see where this one heads…

  4. Really lovely — I’m not completely sure it’s for me me, but I love the opening verses.

  5. For sure. It’s theme is poignant and timely, and the author is very talented.

  6. This was so different from past books. Important purpose and I liked that proceeds go to Syrian relief efforts.

  7. I would keep reading. I’ve read a couple of his earlier novels and enjoyed his writing.

    • I had planned to read another of his book a few years ago and then didn’t for some reason. Probably because there are so many books I see every day and want to read.

  8. I don’t know if this book would be for me, but I’d keep reading to find out.

  9. This is a beautiful start, I’d definitely be interested in continuing.

  10. mmm… love the poetry of life and setting. thanks for sharing!

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