TEASER TUESDAYS is hosted by MizB at Should be Reading; I’ve modified this version to allow more than two sentences from anywhere on the page:
- Grab your current read.
- Let the book fall open to a random page.
- Share with us one or two “teaser” sentences” from that page. Please 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!
Here are my teaser sentences:
Isaac was outside on the porch in his rocking chair. His pencil was behind his ear and his accounts book was on the plank floor by his left-hand side. Like always in the evening, he’d been recording the day. It was his way to keep a constant tally on the cattle, the weather, and any money spent and any money earned. … The book was Isaac’s. It wasn’t mine to read.
So, when and where do you think this novel takes place? The author hints to the time with the rocking chair on the porch, the hand-written ledger, and the “managing the finances is the husband’s duty” attitude!
It’s 1917 in the Badlands of South Dakota. What you just read is a fictional journal entry in Ann Weisgarber’s novel, The Personal History of Rachel Dupree. Rachel, her husband Isaac, and several children are a rare black ranching family in these parts, and, like everyone else in the area, are suffering terribly due to a devastating drought. Isaac refuses to surrender his homesteading claim, no matter how tough the times are getting. Rachel Dupree is forced to weigh loyalty to her husband against the protection and care she must give their children.
What are you reading this week? Care to share a few teaser sentences?