The first few lines are the fastest—most fun—way to pick a book. Think of it like this: If the author has got you on page one, just imagine what she can do by page 300.
By Leigh Newman
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"I was born in 1924 near Lindon, Indiana, the sort of small, unremarkable rural town that some twenty years before my birth had begun to duplicate itself, quietly but insistently, across the Midwest."
— Hanya Yanagihara, The People in the Trees: A Novel