The Crooked Branch: A Novel by Jeanine Cummins (779kb/401p) #Kindle #PQBC #Bonus #Oct13 #FirstLines: "It all happened in one night. One wicked, godforsaken night in August, and they couldn't believe it. The way they took to their beds in the evening, and everything was grand and ordinary. Hungry, yes, but ordinary. They'd already been hungry for a year; they were getting by, hanging on for the coming crop."