Can you guess the book from its opening line..?

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LifeDeathPrizes
On Sep 8, 2016
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FIRST UP, SOME OF THE BOOKS YOU'LL HAVE SEEN ON RECENT BESTSELLER LISTS…



‘She’s buried beneath a silver birch tree, down towards the old train tracks, her grave marked with a cairn.’

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‘This time she was going to die, of that she was certain.’

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‘Late one July evening in 1994, Red and Abby Whitshank had a phone call from their son Denny.’

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‘There are 158 footsteps between the bus stop and home, but it can stretch to 180 if you aren’t in a hurry, like maybe if you’re wearing platform shoes.’

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‘Since Atlanta, she had looked out the dining-car window with a delight almost physical.’

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‘With her straw sun hat in one hand, Gwen leant against the salty railings and glanced down again.’

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‘“You know there was an old woman mugged around here?” Carla says, letting her long, black ponytail snake over one shoulder.’

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‘When I think of my wife, I always think of the back of her head.’

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AND NOW FOR SOME REAL CLASSICS…

'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.’

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‘It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn't know what I was doing in New York.’

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‘Mother died today. Or maybe, yesterday; I can't be sure.’

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‘All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.’

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‘The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.’

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‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…’

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‘In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.’

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‘It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.’

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