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Teaser Tuesday and Where Are You? 12-01-09: The Lacuna

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 The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver, page 57:

Mother is right about the city ending just south of where we live. It isn't South America, but the streets turn to dirt lanes and it's like a village, with families living in wattle huts around dirt courtyards, children squatting in the mud, mothers making fires to cook tortillas. Grandmothers sit on blankets weaving more blankets for other grandmothers to sit on. Between the houses, gardens of maize and beans.


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

It's 1929, I'm 13 years old and live with my mother in a hacienda on Isla Pixol, an island jungle in Mexico.

11 comments:

Heather said...

I've never read Kingsolver, but this is an interesting snippet. My teaser, a Christmas read, is here.

Jennifer said...

I have not read this one of hers, so I shall change that. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2009/12/pearl-girls-teaser-tuesdays.html

Marg said...

I've only read one Barbara Kingsolver and I really enjoyed it! Not quite sure what I am waiting for to read the next one!

My teaser is here

Amy said...

Good teaser. I read a Kingsolver book years ago but it was good. Great descriptions.

Nise' said...

I have not read this one by Barbara. Great tease.

Lorielle said...

I have seen this book around, but have not read it or any others by her yet. Mine are posted here!

gautami tripathy said...

Sounds good to me!

Teaser Tuesdays: Judah's Lion

Allison said...

Quite a visualization! Looks very well written.

Alayne said...

Nice teaser. I haven't read any Kingsolver either. Here's mine!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Of all the books I've read, I haven't read any Kingsolver YET. Must rectify that!

My teaser is here:

http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/2009/12/teasing-our-way-into-this-new-week-and.html

Lisa said...

Okay, seriously? This is NUMBER ONE on my Wish list for Christmas, I'm not even kidding! In fact, when I saw the cover on your blog I actually gasped! LOL!

LOVE her beyond all measure.

Here's mine in case you are interested:
www.bookblabbing.blogspot.com/2009/12/teaser-tuesday.html