Jun 242019
 

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

As We Are Now

As We Are Now by May Sarton

I am not mad, only old. I make this statement to give me courage. To give you and idea what I mean by courage, suffice it to say that it has taken two weeks for me to obtain this notebook and a pen. I am in a concentration camp for the old, a place where people dump their parents or relatives exactly as though it were and ash can.

  22 Responses to “First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros: As We Are Now by May Sarton”

  1. I think I can relate to that narrator! I’m intrigued.

  2. Sad but compelling reading.

  3. Oh my! I would hazard a guess that she is in a nursing home or adult care facility? Seems it will be a melancholy read…

    • She says it’s a “concentration camp for the old”, but I haven’t found out what exactlly that means. It sure doesn’t sound good to me though.

  4. This is such a beautiful book, but so, so sad!

  5. Yes, certainly sounds sad. I’m already sorry for her.

  6. Glad you got a copy of this one; beautiful writing.

    Here’s my pick: https://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2019/06/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday_25.html

  7. I’ve heard this book it an emotional, hard read, but worth it!

  8. Looks really well written! Love that first line!

  9. It starts off so depressing. I hope there are some happy moments in there too.

  10. This sounds like a good, but sad book.

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