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!
‘The natural and proper timidity and delicacy which belongs to the female sex evidently unfits it for many of the occupations of civil life. [The] paramount destiny and mission of woman are to fulfill the noble and benign offices of wife and mother. This is the law of the creator’
– U. S. Supreme Court Justice Joseph P. Bradley, from his 1873 opinion in Bradwell v. Illinois, denying Mrs. Myra Bradwell the right to practice law.
~ p.1 The Four Ms. Bradwells by Meg Waite Clayton
Ah, yes, I know that this is not Tuesday but my tour spot for this book goes up, tomorrow, and I wanted to fit this in before that. Without blabbing on about it as I’ll do in good time, tomorrow, I was pleasantly surprised by the subject. For some reason, I thought it was going to be a silly little chick-lit piece but it’s turned out to be nothing of the sort. It’s pretty deep, searching and intelligent. Ah, but more on that, tomorrow!