First Sentence: All Dora Judd ever told anyone about that night three weeks before Christmas 1950 was that she won the painting in a raffle.
Back of the book:
It begins with a painting won in a raffle: fifteen sunflowers, hung on the wall by a woman who believes that men and boys are capable of beautiful things.
And then there are two boys, Ellis and Michael,
who are inseparable.
And the boys become men,
and then Annie walks into their lives,
and it changes nothing and everything.
Last Sentence: It was a moment in time, that’s all, shared with strangers.