The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Find a quote from page 56.
This is the book I'm highlighting right now---
Title: The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
That spring, rain fell in great sweeping gusts that rattled the rooftops.Friday 56:
Salvation Army. So he had planned ahead and thought of her the other day when they were in Homer. It made the ugly clothes almost beautiful.Comments: I am nearly done with this book by the author of The Nightingale. This book is set in the Alaska bush. Leni is a teen who has moved so many times she has no friends. Her father, a Vietnam vet came home changed, with serious PTSD (they didn't call it that in the 1970s), and her mother would go along with her father's schemes to try and keep the peace. When he decided to relocate to Alaska and live off the grid in the bush, the women had to go along, knowing how unprepared they are. The quote from page 56 is the first day of school for Leni, where she is forced to wear the ugly clothes her father bought her in Homer, the biggest town near their new home. I'm thinking that the Book Beginnings quote is trying to set the tone of the story... things were so miserable for the family it was as if they would drown in their misery.