Jasia, at Creative Gene, has tagged me for the "161 Meme". I am supposed to open up the book I'm currently reading to page 161 and share the 6th sentence on that page with you. And then, tag five more bloggers to do the same...
The book I'm reading now is "I Hear the Train" by Louis Owens, which was purchased at the FGS Conference in August. This is a collection of stories, some based on fact, some fiction. Guess you could call it "faction". Stories of events in his life as a child working in the fields, fighting fires in the wilderness, the journey to find his brother after thirty years of silence, and reflections of his life as a mixed-blood Indian in America.
page 161, 6th sentence of "I Hear the Train":
"I could've gone to junior college right here in Mississippi of course, but Cole McCurtain thought it'd be good for me to see something else, and he'd liked California pretty well, I guess."
The next two lines are better: "The first thing that happened, naturally, was I fell in love and suffered more than I ever thought I could. Cole McCurtain didn't help a bit when I called him to tell him how bad it was, just grinned over the phone. Adela Camacho was as beautiful as a winter sunrise on the river, when all that new light comes down through the black bones of trees and lays gold on the slow water and you don't hear nothing except maybe a lone dog out there deep in the woods and the air is that kid of sweet cold that makes you dizzy."
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