Opening lines from recently published books

By EW Staff
Updated July 30, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

”Linda Morabito was alone in her lab when she discovered that the moon was exploding.”
From JEFFREY KLUGER‘s new book about NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, Journey Beyond Selene: Remarkable Expeditions Past Our Moon and to the Ends of the Solar System

”The woman’s hands fluttered in her lap like the wings of a frightened bird. She glanced at the clock, then lowered her eyes and stared at the hands dancing along the fabric of her dress, almost as if seeing them for the first time, perhaps even wondering if they might belong to someone else.”
From WILLIAM HEFFERNAN‘s novel Cityside