Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Teaser Tuesday - August 18

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Here's how it works:
-grab your current read
-open to a random page
-share two teaser sentences from somewhere on the page (avoid spoilers!)
-be sure to include the title and author so other TT participants can add the book to their tbr list if they like your teaser
-leave a comment with your link at Should Be Reading

My Teaser:

"After all, much of the Cape's allure was its shimmering elusiveness, the magical way it receded before them year after year, the stuff of dreams. Coastal Maine, by contrast, seemed not just real but battered by reality. Where Cape Cod managed to give the impression that July lasted all year, Maine reminded you, even in lush late spring, of its long, harsh winters, of snowdrifts that rotted baseboards and splintered latticework, of relentless winds that howled in the eaves and scoured the paint, leaving gutters rusted white with salt."
(page 165)

by Richard Russo

I am loving this book! The above passage stood out this morning, especially as I noted the leaves beginning to change color.


  1. Great teaser! I really want to read this one.

  2. I know the area you're in, so "leaves beginning to change color" shouldn't surprise me ... but still, ouch!

    I really want to read THAT OLD CAPE MAGIC; thanks for the teaser!

  3. That's a great teaser! Mine is from Jo Graham's Black Ships this week. Here it is...

  4. I do like Russo. I heard a great review of this on NPR.

  5. Just read a review of this one, on my TBR list right now!

  6. I've never been to Maine, but my parents love ti there. Wonderful teeaser!

  7. Great teaser! Mine's here and is from Julia London's Summer of Two Wishes.

  8. Joy - This is such a good book! I think you 'd like this one, too.

    Dawn - There are several trees that always start to turn early, but seeing the color in mid-August is always a shock.

    Susan B. Evans - I'll be right over!

    AmyReads Good Books - If you like Russo, you'll love this. I'll have to check NPR for that interview.

    Bookbabie - Hope you can get to it soon. Russo is one of my favorites!

    Stacybuckeye - I love Maine, too! It's one of my favorite places.

    Booklover1335 - Thanks for visiting. I'll stop by to read your teaser shortly...

  9. What a great visual this gives...can't wait to read this one for myself!

  10. Great teaser. I visited Maine and The Cape last fall, beautiful.

  11. Oh, that does sound like a wonderful read! The east coast is so atmospheric and one of these days I'd love to go on a driving tour during the Fall. The leaves on our Burning Bush are turning as well and I have an urge to bake apple pie, a change is upon us.

  12. Staci - It's a good one!

    Nise' - Those coastal areas are so beautiful...and very different!

    Darlene - Fall is the most beautiful time of year! It's obvious we're inching toward it already. I'll wait until next month for the apple pie...and cake, and bread, and...

  13. I've never read this author but I've heard such a good things about him. Now I can see why!


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