Please join me today over at Rose City Reader for Book Beginnings. Feel free to join in with all of us book loving bloggers by sharing the first lines of a book you have read and your opinion about it. My book today is “Moon Over Manifest” by Clare Vanderpool:
“Santa Fe Railway
May 27, 1936
The movement of the train rocked me like a lullaby. I closed my eyes to the dusty countryside and imagined the sign I knew only from stories. The one just outside of town with big blue letters: MANIFEST: A TOWN WITH A RICH PAST AND A BRIGHT FUTURE.”
This is one of my happy accidents that I found on our library’s eBook page and I was drawn in by the description. I think it is actually a young adult book, but that doesn’t matter because it includes rich storytelling that pulls you in.
It tells the story of Abilene Tucker who is sent by her father to live with a friend of his while he searches for work. In meeting the people of Manifest, Abilene is able to draw out their stories and mend a long of broken hearts along the way.