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Opening Lines

'Don't You Cry,' A Conversation with Mary Kubica

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.17.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Photo: Sarah Jastre Mary Kubica is the bestselling author of The Good Girl and Pretty Baby. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Americ...

'Broken Promise,' A Conversation With Linwood Barclay

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.04.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Linwood Barclay's thrillers have been international bestsellers. Trust Your Eyes, an intriguing novel with a unique premise, has been optioned for film. The Associated Press said, "Linwood Barclay has established himself alongside the masters of suburban fiction."

Great Opening Lines

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.29.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Though written in diverse styles, varying tenses and with different points of view, these first few sentences or paragraphs penned by immensely gifted authors have much more in common than just superb writing.

WATCH: Great Opening Lines of Novels

Madeleine Crum | Posted 12.18.2011 | Books

They dive headfirst into the plot, or they reveal something haunting about the narrator. They can be brief or elaborate, vague or revealing. Opening l...

'If Light Of My Life Fire My Line'

Brews and Books | Josh Christie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As a public service, here's the famous opening lines of a bunch of novels, transcribed by Google Voice. The better-read of you might be able to figure...