Favorite First Sentences

Here is a response from one of our followers, Townsend Walker, answering the question, “What is Your Favorite First Line?” Please send us your own favorite lines!

“In Tangier they were childless.” In the Gulf of Aden, Past the Cape of Guardafui by Caitlin Horrocks

“If I loved you, I would tell you this: I would tell you that for all you know I have cancer.”  If I Loved You by Robin Black

“I am not a violent person.”  Dall by Pam Houston

“Why had they pretended to kill him when he was born?”  Mother’s Milk by Edward St. Aubyn

And one of mine…

“I know who set fire to the barn.”  Queen of Fire by Townsend Walker

About Leapfrog Press
Leapfrog Press was created to search out, publish, and aggressively market books that tell a strong story. Leapfrog began its life in Wellfleet, Mass., at the outer end of Cape Cod, in 1993. In 2008 we migrated to Falmouth, Mass., and in 2012 we made the move to Fredonia, N.Y., a town with a rich creative history and an equally rich present in the arts and science. Our list is eclectic and includes quality fiction, poetry, and nonfiction; books that are described by the large commercial publishers as midlist, and which we regard as the heart and soul of literature.

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