Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.
My Own Country: A Doctor's Story by Abraham Verghese
"Summer, 1985. A young man is driving down from New York to visit his parents in Johnson City, Tennessee."
Being from Middle Tennessee (Johnson City is in Eastern), and formerly living in New York, I am already intrigued. I have driven past Johnson City many dozen times, but never stopped (except maybe to get gas.)