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First Lines from New Books Out Today: December 5, 2011

"When the olive oil reached 28 degrees Celsius, the temperature at which its aromatic substances become volatile, the eight tasters removed the lids from the glasses that contained the first sample of oil, inserted their noses, and began snuffling loudly, some closing their eyes."
Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller

"Nothing is predictable about a trip down the Lincoln Highway. This is true whether travelers drive the 3,000-plus miles from Times Square to the Golden Gate or whether they make the journey eastbound. It is also true even if a traveler only goes halfway or just cruises through part of one of the thirteen states the historic highway touches. The venerable Lincoln promises the quintessential road trip for all those willing to steer clear of the banal and the humdrum."
The Lincoln Highway: Coast to Coast from Times Square to the Golden Gate by Michael Wallis and Michael S. Williamson

"Wherever he went, the man of God carried his shotgun. Like its owner, the double-barrel twelve-gauge was old and broken in places, dusty from miles of hard African road. He kept the splintered stock bound together with a length of black rubber, and he believed it might be his only protection, save for the good Lord and his American name, in a country that had never felt more dangerous."
You Will See Fire: A Search for Justice in Kenya by Christopher Goffard