Teaser Tuesdays – “American Wife”

I’m trying something new today that I’ve seen while visiting other blogs. Teaser Tuesdays is for readers who want to share a few sentences of what they’re currently reading …

teasertuesdays31 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 two “Teaser” sentences for today:

That morning, when he’d come to Itty-Bitty to find me for breakfast, I’d been awake and dressed, waiting for him, and as he’d entered through the screen door, he’d called, “Where’s my favorite lush?” and I’d said, “Charlie, I’m so sorry for my behavior last night,” and he’d said, “Only part you have to apologize for is getting me all horned up and then passing out, but I’ll take a rain check.” He’d leaned in to kiss me, and I’d felt the great relief of dating a man who does not hold a grudge, or at least not toward you (Simon had been the other way).

This excerpt is from page 239 of “American Wife,” written by Curtis Sittenfeld (who is, by the way, a woman) – 555 total pages, published in 2008.

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12 Responses

  1. Jayaycee, I really enjoyed American Wife. It wasn’t perfect, but it was insightful.

    Your teaser shows what a good glimpse you can have of a book with just two sentences!

    • I’m about halfway through it right now and am really enjoying it. Alice and Charlie certainly do have an interesting relationship!

  2. Terrific teaser! You brought right back to this part of the book which I found so interesting – loved the family and friend dynamics. (I don’t want to say more & ruin the book for anyone who hasn’t read it…but I am about to blurt out some spoilers. lol ) I really enjoyed this book, even though it was a little longer thasn it needed to be.
    You picked a great passage to quote! I hope you liked the book.

    ~ Amy

    • I still have a ways to go to finish the book, but I am thoroughly caught up in the characters and the middle-America vibe. Can’t wait to see where they’re going with the story.

  3. Good teaser, did you know it was a female author when reading?

    Here is mine
    http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2009/11/teaser-tuesday-weight-of-silence.html

  4. Great teaser, I wonder what the rest of the book is about. Here’s mine: http://thecrowdedleaf.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/teaser-tuesday-double-or-nothin/

  5. Love this teaser. I have to check into this book.

  6. “My mother brought me here and said to me, ‘This one time, until you are grown, you may say whatever you wish to me. Whatever anger you have stored against me or the world you can speak it to me and I will not chastise you or punish you nor reveal to another living soul what you have said.’ ”

    From “The Heretic’s Daughter” by Kathleen Kent. About a family during the Salem witch trials, published 2008.

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