So Friday Book Beginnings you choose the book you are currently reading or the one that is closest to you and share the first few sentences. For the Friday 56 you simply turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and share a sentence or two that you enjoy. Then just add maybe a synopsis about the book in case others are interested. That’s it!
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E Smith
Published on: April 15th, 2014
Summary (from Goodreads): Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and eleventh floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they’re rescued, they spend a single night together, wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.
Lucy and Owen’s relationship plays out across the globe as they stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and—finally—a reunion in the city where they first met.
A carefully charted map of a long-distance relationship, Jennifer E. Smith’s new novel shows that the center of the world isn’t necessarily a place. It can be a person, too.
Beginning: On the first day of September the world went dark. But from where she stood in the blackness, her back pressed against the brassy wall of an elevator, Lucy Patterson has no way of knowing the scope of it yet.
Page 56: In a coffee shop, Owen’s mind wandered. He was thinking of castles and hills and cups of tea. But really, he was thinking of that elevator.
Thoughts: I am about 65% of the way through this one and it is such a cute, quick read. Really makes me yearning to travel!
What do you think?