Friday, January 11, 2013

The Friday 56

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda over at Freda's Voice. The rules are simple:

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you. (I cheat sometimes and put a little more than a sentence!)
*Post it.
*Add your post URL to the Link.

This weeks 56 comes from The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver which I am still reading and enjoying. It is the Last Will and Testament of Harrison Shepherd (aged approximately 13 years old). He has written this Will prior to entering a cave, just in case he doesn't make it out alive (and I'm not telling you if he did!). 

Let it be known. If HWS drowns in the cave, he 
leaves nothing to anyone. His earthly possessions are
stolen things: pocket watch. This book.
One year of good luck.
He leaves his body for the fishes to eat.
He leaves Leandro to wonder where he has gone.
He leaves Mother and Mr. Produce the Cash to
enjoy the company of the devil.

The Lacuna, p.56
Barbara Kingsolver


  1. Very cute! I still haven't read this author, but I guess I should....


  2. Interesting choice of words and how it's laid out.

  3. Oh My, what a vivid imagination this kid has :-)

  4. I've read this fascinating book and thoroughly enjoyed it. Barbara Kingsolver is one of my favorite authors.
    My Friday 56 is from GOODNIGHT NOBODY.

  5. I've heard good things about Kingsolver's books!
    Here's My 56

  6. I love the cover art! Oh, I read The Bean Trees by Barbara K. She's good!

  7. I've never read anything by this author but I've heard about her and I know she's very popular.


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