Teaser Tuesday and Where Are You? 03-30-10: Housekeeping

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's teaser is from Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson, page 29:

When, after almost five years, my grandmother one winter morning eschewed awakening, Lily and Nona were fetched from Spokane and took up housekeeping in Fingerbone, just as my grandmother had wished. Their alarm was evident from the first, in the nervous flutter with which they searched their bags and pockets for the little present they had brought (it was a large box of cough drops - a confection they considered both tasty and salubrious).

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

I'm in the fictional town of Fingerbone, Idaho, in the old family home. The challenge is to find someone to raise my sister and me.


Beth F said...

Sounds like a good one. I haven't been to Spokane in years!

Alayne said...

Great teaser, I read this one a year or so ago and really enjoyed it. My teaser is at The Crowded Leaf.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I saw the TV movie based on this book, and I've read a couple of Robinson's other books...I'm not sure why I haven't read this one yet...but I must!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

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Michelle said...

Sounds really interesting.

My `teaser` is up

Lisa-Marie Jordan said...

Oh, Spokane! I went to high school in Colfax, so that brings back memories!

Lori said...

I hope that you enjoy your book. Here's mine.