Columbia County, Arkansas, 1956
John Moses couldn't have chosen a worse day, or a worse way to die, if he'd planned it for a lifetime. Which is possible. He was contrary as a mule. It was the weekend of the Moses family reunion, and everything was perfect - or at least perfectly normal - until John went and ruined it.
The reunion was always held the first Sunday in June. It had been that way forever. It was tradition. And John Moses had a thing about tradition. Every year or so, his daughter, Willadee (who lived way off down in Louisiana), would ask him to change the reunion date to the second Sunday in June, or the first Sunday in July, but John had a stock answer.The Homecoming of Samuel Lake
"I'd rather burn in Hell."
by Jenny Wingfield
At some point in my Tuesday Intro posts, I usually ask if you would continue reading a book based on the opening passage. I'll skip the question today and just tell you it would be a big mistake to miss The Homecoming of Samuel Lake.
After reading Les' glowing review, I began listening on the three and a half hour drive to Twin A's college. This novel has it all - plot, characters, and atmosphere - and I would have been happy to drive twice as long. Since we talked all the way home, I haven't had more time alone in the car to listen. Thankfully, a print copy arrived at my door yesterday. I can't wait to continue reading!
Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the opening paragraph (sometime two) of a book she decided to read based on the opening paragraph(s). Feel free to grab the banner and play along.