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:
For Laura, getting out the door with the girls every morning was like launching a rocket ship. It took a mad push of activity – gathering snacks and sandals and extra pairs of underpants, special teddy bears and piano music and show-and-tell objects (where, oh, where could that pebble from the beach in Maine last summer be?) and jackets, and of course her own keys and phone and wallet and, if possible, cup of coffee. Laura had never been and organized person and this was exaggerated and exposed by motherhood, which seemed to demand an inordinate degree of foresight and planning.
This is the opening of Chapter 4 (p. 22) in Jessica Shattuck’s novel Perfect Life. I’m really enjoying this novel, finding it to be more than a ‘story’ and filled with social commentary on various incarnations of the American Dream. This is Shattuck’s second novel (published in hardcover in 2009, paperback in 2010); a previous novel, The Hazards of Good Breeding was published in 2003/2004.
Have you read either of Shattuck’s novels? Care to share a few teasers from the book you’re currently reading?