"The museum gallery whispered with the sound of wings and flight and she thought of the starlings wheeling through the flat Oklahoma sky, a solid flag of them waving in the currents of a wind."
—Marisa Silver, from Mary Coin
Meeting a new book is like meeting a new person...those initial few seconds can entrance you for the rest of your life. This summer’s hottest books came with some unforgettable opening moments.
Whether from new novels or tried-and-true classics, great passages jump out as if speaking directly to the reader. Take a look the lines that have stuck with these Oprah.com readers, then tell us which favorite book quotes you've underlined.
Julia Glass's novel, The Widower's Tale, is an enchanting story of familial bonds and late-life romance, unfolding in a leisurely and most enjoyable fashion.
Get the reading group guide for Room by Emma Donoghue, reviewed by O Magazine in September 2010.
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