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Teaser Tuesday and Where Are You? 07-14-09: Fugitive Pieces

Should Be Reading - Miz B - hosts this weekly event. We throw out a couple of sentences from our current read (without spoilers, of course) to entice you to read the book.


This week my teaser is from Fugitive Pieces by Anne Michaels, page 156:

...my hands remembered the crazed and embossed leathers, corners eroded to board, paperbacks soft from the sea air. And slipped between books, newspaper clippings fragile as mica. When I was young I searched among them for the one book that would teach me everything, just as I would look for one language, just as some would look for one woman's face. There's a Hebrew saying: Hold a book in your hand and you're a pilgrim at the gates of a new city.


It's Tuesday, Where Are You? is hosted by an adventure in reading.

I started out in Biskupin, Poland; was rescued from the Nazis and taken to Zakynthos, Greece. Then we moved to Toronto. I'm now back in Greece on the island of Idhra.

8 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

I have to check this one out!

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Mary said...

I love this teaser!!

kaye said...

This book sounds very interesting. I love the teaser about holding a book in your hand. I am here

Michael said...

"Fugitive Pieces" has been on my list for a while; I should get to it soon.

Bluestocking said...

This one sounds good. Here is mine

Margot said...

Sounds like you are moving around a lot in this book. I like the Hebrew saying. Worth remembering.

Jo-Jo said...

Wow that is an amazing teaser and I haven't heard of this book before. It definitely sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing it.

Caspette said...

That sounds really good. I find WWII stories fascinating particularly those about the Jewish people in that time.

My Teaser is here.