I scrolled through the list of SE sites, and didn't see anything promising. I've been trying to find a particular book for some time, but it isn't sci-fi or fantasy. Thus, not only may it be off-topic here, but probably not likely to find the answer here.
I tried what I thought was an exact quote on Google Books, but no result. Probably I got the quote slightly wrong.
Is there a good place for such a question? The book was about Pearl Harbor, and what was so memorable (and the reason I want to find it again) was the stupid first lines, something like
It was a day like any other. Fathers getting ready for work; children getting ready for school.