Good morning!  Here we are at Friday again—how did that happen?—and we get to play this meme hosted by Tonya, at Storytime with Tonya.

Here’s how it works, in case you are now intrigued and would like to play.

* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or (if you do not have your own blog) in the comments section of this blog.
*Post a link along with your post back to this blog.
* Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.


But most of them helped her—helped them—in more intimate ways:  cooking for them, feeding Lauren, taking her to the bathroom, getting her to bed at night when he was working.

She had welcomed this, because her main wish was that he be freed of all these tasks so that he could see her as a woman still, not an invalid.  p. 56

This excerpt is from The Lake Shore Limited, by Sue Miller, which is sitting close by because it just arrived in the mail.

This passage sounds intense, doesn’t it?

Here’s a snipped from Amazon to tell us a little more about the book.

Four people are bound together by the 9/11 death of a man in Miller’s insightful latest. Leslie, older sister and stand-in mother to the late Gus, clings to the notion that Gus had found true love with his girlfriend, Billy, before he was killed. But the truth is more complicated: Billy, a playwright, has written a new play that explores the agonizing hours when a family gathers, not knowing the fate of their mother and wife who was aboard a train that has been bombed…

What did you find sitting right next to you?  Hope you will come by, leave some comments, and link back to your “56.”


2 thoughts on “THE FRIDAY 56

    • Thanks for joining, Natalie…this meme has become a favorite…sometimes it moves a book up on my stack.

      Glad you stopped by, and I like the book you showcased, too. I’ve enjoyed that author, but haven’t read that particular book…yet!


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