November 15, 2018

First lines: Death and Other Holidays, Ways to Hide in Winter, University of Nike, and Chalk


It all begins by opening a book and starting with the first page. That being said, first lines are captivating, perhaps even intoxicating. Here are some of our first lines from our latest Melville House releases.


Death and Other Holidays
by Marci Vogel
November 13, 2018

“I found this old camera when we were clearing out Wilson’s dresser drawers, and I’m going to start taking pictures.”



Ways to Hide in Winter
by Sarah St. Vincent
November 6, 2018

“The last of the deer hunters had come through for the day, and I was closing the store, counting the cash and watching the snow turn the gravel parking lot into a dappled expanse of white on gray.”



University of Nike
by Joshua Hunt
October 23, 2018

“Philip Hampson Knight was seven years old the first time his father took him to a college football game.”



by Joshua Rivkin
October 16, 2018

“Edwin Parker ‘Cy’ Twombly, Jr., was born in Lexington, Virginia, on April 25, 1928.”







Stephanie Valente is the Digital Marketing Manager at Melville House.