First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: The Memory of Light by Francisco X. Stork

First chapter, first paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.

I’m currently reading Francisco X. Stork’s, The Memory of Light. Here is the opening chapter of the novel:



I tried to write you in Spanish but my Español no es muy bueno en este momento. So I try in English. If you’re reading this it’s because you found it taped to the back of Mama’s painting. Take the painting with you to Mexico and the climbing pink roses will remind you of Mama and maybe of me too. I know you’re sad now as you read this. I wish I could tell you not to be triste but I know you. Think of something happy and funny like the time I finally got you to go in the pool because it was good for your arthritis. Remember how I laughed and you screeched when we went in? How you held on to me for dear life? The Spanish word I never heard you say before I let go of you.


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read

• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

From page 13:

I tried to get a lamp put next to my bed when Jeannette complained, but they wouldn’t give me one. They don’t like things with cords here on the mental ward.

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