voting with my pocketbook, 2012
So many books in the queue, but with a first page that begins like this...seriously, how could I resist?
Within each horseradish leaf, where it unwinds from the stem, there’s a small bead of rainwater. He sees one there, shining brilliantly in the morning sun, as if it’s been placed, a jewel, pure and dazzling. It’s perfect. This will be lovely he thinks, leading his daughter toward the plant, her hand so small and cool in his own, both of them crouching over the leaves till their shadows merge.
-Excerpt from the novel Sea Change by Jeremy Page.