First Sentences from New Books Now in Paperback

If you missed them when they first came out, here are three of my favorites now in paperback.  Does the first sentence draw you in?

Lloyd shoves off the bedcovers and hurries to the front door in white underwear and black socks.

From The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman; check the review here

Major Pettigrew was still upset about the phone call from his brother’s wife and so he answered the door without thinking.

From Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson; check the review here

 Because it was still afternoon, because she was in a strange room, because she was napping rather than sleeping (I’ll just lie down for a bit and see what happens,” she’d told Pierce) – because of all this, she was aware of herself as she dreamed, at some level conscious of working to subvert the dream she was having, to make it come out another way, different from the way it seemed to be headed.

From The Lake Shore Limited by Sue Miller; check the review here