Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tuesday Teasers



Teaser Tuesdays, hosted at Should Be Reading, asks you to:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given.
  • This week's work is a beautifully written (and very short) novelization of the author's parents lives and their family secrets. Spare and devastating--I highly recommend this quick, but haunting read:

    Memory by Phillipe Grimbert; translated from the French by Polly McLean:

    "A woman who'd tucked a stray lock of hair back into her bun. Now she was just this broken doll, dragged along like a sack, her back bouncing on the pebbles of the path." p. 52.

    6 comments:

    *claire* said...

    that sounds beautiful.

    gautami tripathy said...

    Poignant...


    Here is mine

    Karen said...

    thanks guys--yours too.

    Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

    Wow - beautifully descriptive! I haven't heard of this one yet. Here's my Teaser!

    Wendi

    ChefDruck said...

    wow sounds beautiful. New Year's resolution #10 - must start doing Tuesday Teasers.

    Karen said...

    ChefDruck--you, of course, can read it in the original French. It was called Secret, I think, in France...