Here is the first line from Sapphire and the Slave Girl by Willa Cather, which I have just finished for book “C” of the Alphabet Soup Challenge:


The Breakfast Table, 1856

Henry Colbert, the miller, always breakfasted with his wife–beyond that he appeared irregularly at the family table.”
Yes, this book is as quaint as the first line suggests, and although the Southern ideas about slaves and slave owners is so out-of-date and politically incorrect, I enjoyed this lesser known book by the author of My Antonia and  Oh Pioneers!