The Teaser Tuesdays meme originated at Should Be Reading. I discovered it at A Book Blog of One’s Own.
Rules for Teaser Tuesdays:
Flip your current read open to a random page and share two sentences from that page, avoiding spoilers.
For those of us that can’t possibly find the time to read a new book each week, why not pick out some we’ve read in the past?
Last week, I quoted Elizabeth Strout‘s Olive Kitteridge. I’m almost finished with it, but I had to take a short break to benefit my dwindling sanity and read something happier. The book I chose is actually not happier but definitely a change of pace.
“After that, when I passed the Woolworth’s windows, it would come back— that dizzy desperate hunger edged with hatred and an aching lust to hurt somebody back. I wondered if that kind of hunger and rage was what Tommy Lee felt when he went through his mama’s pocketbook.”
Page 98, Bastard Out of Carolina, by Dorothy Allison.
The narrator is a child and the story is (can you guess?) set in Greenville, South Carolina. The writing is interesting and the story is disturbingly honest. So far, it’s helping me with my restlessness for travel that I blogged about here.
Feel free to leave your teaser in a comment below or link back to your blog.