Teaser Tuesdays (Feb.7)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read

• Open to a random page

• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 My Teaser:

“The truth is, as I stood there in the pulpit, looking down on the three of you, you looked to me like a handsome young family, and my evil old heart rose within me, the old covetise I have mentioned elsewhere came over me, and I felt the way I used to feel when the beauty of other lives was a misery and an offense to me. And I felt as if I were looking back from the grave.”

~ p.160, Gilead ”  by  Marilynne Robinson.



    1. I think more people have read Home than Gilead because the former won the Orange Prize (although Gilead won a Pulitzer). Housekeeping was nominated for a Pulitzer but it didn’t win.

      Gilead is about John Ames and his family. Home is about another family, the Boughtons. It takes place at the same time as Gilead. They are like two parts of the same book. 🙂

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