Friday lines is a weekly meme where I post both Book Beginning on Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader where you share the first sentence of the book, along with your impressions and Friday 56 hosted by Freda’s Voice where you grab a book and turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader; Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.
This week’s book is Go set a watchman by Harper Lee
Go Set a Watchman is set during the mid-1950s and features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Scout (Jean Louise Finch) has returned to Maycomb from New York to visit her father Atticus. She is forced to grapple with issues both personal and political as she tries to understand both her father’s attitude toward society, and her own feelings about the place where she was born and spent her childhood.
Since Atlanta, she had looked out the dining-car window with a delight almost physical. Over her breakfast coffee, she watched tha last of Georgia hill’s recede and the red earth appear, and with it tin-roofed houses set in the middle of swept yards, and in the yards the inevitable verbena grew, surrounded by whitewashed tires.
(I haven’t read this book yet, so I hope the sentence won’t spoil anything)
Jem said, “You can be Mr. Damon, Dill. He’s always funny and saves everybody in the end. You know, he always blesses everything.”