The Friday 56, #7

It’s time for  Friday 56!  It’s a book meme hosted by Freda at Freda’s Voice. Be sure to visit her blog if you would like to participate!

From Freda’s Voice The Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post in the Linky on Friday 56. Add the post url, not your blog url.
*It’s that simple!

Here’s my contribution:

545981But nothing is solid and permanent. Our lives are raised on the shakiest foundations. You don’t need to read history books to know that. You only have to know the history of your own life.

One Foot in Eden by Ron Rash

Synopsis of One Foot in Eden by Ron Rash from Goodreads:

Will Alexander is the sheriff in a small town in southern Appalachia, and he knows that the local thug Holland Winchester has been murdered. The only thing is the sheriff can find neither the body nor someone to attest to the killing. Simply, almost elementally told through the voices of the sheriff, a local farmer, his beautiful wife, their son, and the sheriff’s deputy, One Foot in Eden signals the bellwether arrival of one the most mature and distinctive voices in southern literature.

I bought this to read for my Skype Book Club. We meet over Skype in the summer and drink wine while chatting about the books and anything else that strikes our fancy. It’s such a good way to see and visit with my faraway friends. Brigitte, Daniela, and Dayle, we need a name for this book club. Have we decided on one yet?

What do you think about Skype book clubs? Would you join one? Have any of you read Ron Rash? Would you read this book based on the excerpt I shared? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

13 thoughts on “The Friday 56, #7

    1. I thin he is one of those Southern authors that is more popular in the region rather than nationally or internationally. His most famous book is Serena which is also a movie starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.


  1. I was supposed to read this book for my book group but I didn’t because I knew I wasn’t going to be able to attend that meeting. I love that yo have a Skype book group for faraway friends. Cool idea!

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