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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Teaser Tuesday 8-25-2009


TEASER TUESDAYS 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!
Please avoid spoilers!





He moves along with an almost sprightly air, wagging his cane in greeting to some of the people he knows, stopping to embrace others who once worked with him at the Coco Grove Hotel--the people who made up what Beryl always contended was his real family, the people who saw him only in the roles of genial host or generous employer and still held him in high, uncomplicated regard.
Stevie lags behind with the leashed puppy, who insists on meeting other dogs--a shih tzu entranced by Pip's butt, a Pomeranian intent on mounting him, a neutered pug clearly threatened by that lone crypt-orchid ball of his. (A Better View of Paradise, uncorrected proof, p85)



Teaser Tuesday is hosted at Should be Reading. Come on over and share your teaser, too!

A Better View of Paradise
Publisher/Publication Date: Ballantine Books, July 2009
ISBN: 978-0345490360
368 pages

8 comments:

jlshall said...

Sounds like a fun book. And I love the cover, too. Nice teaser!

Amy Reads Good Books said...

I like your teaser. . .I'm looking forward to your review!

gautami tripathy said...

Love the teaser!

Teaser Tuesdays: Faces In The Fire by T L Hines

Crystal said...

I really want to read this. I love the cover and the teaser is interesting.

Liz said...

Love the cover of this book. Here's my teaser, from "Abandoned and Forgotten," a memoir about the expulsion of German citizens in the aftermath of World War II.

From page 5: What we did not know at the time was that the Red Army had already broken through the German lines and had surrounded our part of East Prussia in a pincer maneuver. They blocked all avenues to safety, thus condemning most of the East Prussian population to an unfathomably cruel fate.""

Very powerful book: read an excerpt.

Susan B. Evans said...

Good teaser this week! Looks like yet another book to add to my tbr list :) You can find my teaser here.

Phyl said...

I love the rambling meet-and-greet parallelism here, between the man in the first sentence and the dog in the second. They're both kind of doing the same thing, aren't they? Really good teaser.

My own teaser is at Bookishgal.

Literature Crazy said...

I liked the dog's POV almost as much as the sprightly man's. Thanks for posting this tease.

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