Once upon a time,
there was a woman
she had turned
into the wrong person.
— Anne Tyler
First Lines Second Thoughts is a look at the first lines of well known literary works.
On second thought, do these opening words stand alone as poetry? Today, we look at Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler. Published in 2001.
Back When We Were Grownups is Anne Tyler's 15th novel and memorializes her husband who died in 1997. It became a Hallmark Hall of Fame Presentation television movie in 2004.