Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Teaser Tuesday Plus...

I'm reading Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah.  Not at all what I expected.  I try not to read other peoples reviews when the book is on my shelf, I note them and go back to read them, but... Why do I bring this up you ask?  Well my parents and uncle were taken to Siberia during th WWII. and when they talked about stuff, as a kid, you really didn't believe them.  One of the conversations was about bodily damages.  My mother's feet were frozen during the pursuit of some food, onions as I recall. To this day her toe nails are not okay some 70 years later.   So you can imagine when I read this part of the book I knew of what the author wrote, she captured the feeling ...

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!
Here is my teaser... Winter Garden

She hears a loud whistling and starts to run for one of the trenches in the park to her left.  Before she is even across the street, something explodes.  dirt and debris rain down from the sky. One building after another is destroyed.

And then...silence.
Vera gets up slowly, her legs unsteady.
The potatoes are okay.


gautami tripathy said...

I see a poignancy, a pace. Which is somewhat disturbing. I wanna check it out.

Teaser tuesdays makes my tbr pile longer and longer!

Here is my Teaser Tuesday: The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly post!

fredamans said...

I wonder what blew up?!


tfwalsh said...

Ohh intense... love the mystery here.

Nise' said...

What a connection! I so liked listening to my Grandfather talk about his experiences in Normandy. He did not talk often, but when he did, I listened.

Jenny the Pirate said...

Sounds ghastly, dear Irene, what your folks endured. I cannot imagine.

KB said...

At least the potatoes are OK.

Annie said...


Annie said...

oops...my comment about your hydrangeas got in the wrong post sorry, Irene!

this book sounds very interesting, especially in the light of your mother's experiences!

National Pet Day...

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