The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
" She was scrubbing furiously at a line of grease spots which led from the stove towards the door to the dining-room. That was where Henry had held the platter tilted as he carried the steak in yesterday. And yet if she had warned him once about that, she had a thousand times! Warned him, and begged of him, and implored him to be careful. The children simply paid no attention to what she said. None. She might as well talk to the wind. Hot grease too! That soaked into the wood so. She would never get it clean. "
First published in 1924 The Home-Maker was considered radical at the time - ' stunningly thought-provoking in its challenging of gender roles. '
After seeing this title on so many favourites posts of other bloggers I've been longing to read it and thanks to Persephone's half price offer now I can.
What did you think of the opening paragraph? Would you choose to keep reading?
Tuesday Intros is a meme hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea which bloggers can join in with by posting the first paragraph (or two) from a book of their choice.