First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is hosted by Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea. Join us in sharing the first chapter or a few, of your current read.
Half Broke Horses
A True-life Novel
2009 - Scribner/a division of Simon and Schuster
Those old cows knew trouble was coming before we did.
It was late on an August afternoon, the air hot and heavy like it usually was in the rainy season. Earlier we'd seen some thunderheads near the Burnt Spring Hills, but they'd passed way up to the north. I'd mostly finished my chores for the day and was heading down to the pasture with my brother, Buster, and my sister, Helen, to bring the cows in for their milking. But when we got there, those girls were acting all bothered. Instead of milling around the gate, like they usually did at milking time, they were standing stiff-legged and straight-tailed, twitching their heads around, listening.
Buster and Helen looked up at me, and without a word, I knelt down and pressed my ear to the hard-packed dirt. There was a rumbling, so faint and low that you felt it more than you heard it. Then I knew what the cows knew - a flash flood was coming.
What do you think? Would you read on? Have you already read this one?
I am reading it so I can discuss with my book club. They read it several years ago before I joined and they have chosen to read another of her books, The Silver Star in January. I just want to be informed if they make comparisons or references. I an excited to read it.
Until next time.
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