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Teaser Tuesday: The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and The March

June 23, 2009

teaser-tuesdayGrab 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!

It is historical fiction week, here, clearly. This week’s Teaser Tuesday could also be labeled “My Two Homes” as the first takes place in a town (Salem, MA) I visited frequently as a kid and the second begins in my current home of Atlanta, GA. While I love books for an escape from the here and now, I also find a great comfort in reading the familiar.

Enjoy!

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Joseph Hubbard reached up to scratch his whiskers, planting his other hand on his extended knee. His great belly lopped over the sagging waist of his breeches, and his coat was open. Under shaggy gray eyebrows his dark eyes gleamed. ‘That be that .”Robeht Hoopah of up the trainin’ field hill? Great fine house he has. New Built.‘” – The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe, p. 179


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“Arly kept up his chatter, conceiving it as tonic. Supposing is happens we are reprieved? he said. Won’t do you no good if you’re too weak to march out the door. Me, I will eat their maggoty salt pork and beans politely thank Prison Sergeant Baumgartner down the corridor there for the fine vittles, though in fact he is as deaf as a doorpost.What was your affront, young Will?” – The March by E. L. Doctorow, p. 15

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. June 23, 2009 10:45 am

    That physics book is on my wish list!

    Tuesdays: Teasers/Whereabouts

  2. stacybuckeye permalink
    June 23, 2009 4:27 pm

    The Physick book is already on my list too. Hope you like it.

  3. June 23, 2009 4:36 pm

    Here’s what I just finished reading and haven’t started anything new, yet:

    The Garden at the Edge of Beyond by Michael Phillips

    And here is the teaser:

    “Each choice or attitude made an invisible mark on the central you that made it easier and more likely for you to respond in a similar manner the next time. Every choice you made planted one of these little flowers.”

    I really enjoyed the book and read it in less than a day…a good read! 🙂

  4. June 23, 2009 4:37 pm

    “his great belly lopping over the sagging waist of his breeches”, ugh, I’m thinking I shouldn’t have eaten that big cookie after lunch! 🙂

    THE PHYSICK BOOK is on my TBR. I, too, love books set in places I’m familiar with.

  5. doulamama1 permalink
    June 23, 2009 8:11 pm

    I am reading Raising by Dale McGowan. I can’t give you any sentences since I have a 25lb baby demanding that not move so that I can continue to be his pillow.

    • doulamama1 permalink
      June 23, 2009 8:12 pm

      That was Raising Freethinkers by the way

  6. June 23, 2009 10:56 pm

    Ah… I wish I had time to read. I love reading. Sigh. Anyway, Deliverance Dane is on my list, but not until after Into the Beautiful North!!

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