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August 18, 2009

Tuesday Teaser


A freshwater river let mankind drink and be refreshed, but a saltwater river let it return to first things, to moonstruck tides, the rush of spawning fish, the love of language felt in the rhythm of the wasp-waisted swells, and a paperboy's hands covered with newsprint, thinking the Ashley was as pretty a river as ever a god could make. I would start the last sprint of my route, flinging papers with confidence and verve, serving the newer houses built in the filled-in corpses of saltwater marshes as I headed due east again...

With the last paper nesting against Berlin's doorstep, Charleston ceased to be mine, and I released its ownership to the other early risers who had a greater claim on it than I ever would, a boy at ease in darkness. (South of Broad by Pat Conroy)

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!

7 comments:

  1. Sounds good - I'm looking forward to reading this one!

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  2. Sounds great!! I have this one to read yet!!

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  3. JoAnn - I doubt it will wind up as good as Beach Music, but it's definitely calling to me and I'm anxious to turn the computer off and go read.

    Staci - If I can stay awake for more than 5 minutes, I hope to climb in bed and read for an hour or two.

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  4. Les: Did you like South of Broad?

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  5. Katya - I'm only about halfway into the book, but so far I'm really enjoying it. I had to set it aside for a book club read (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), but I'm getting back into it now. So, yes, so far I like it.

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  6. I have The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on my tbr list as well. I just wasn't happy with South of Broad -- he can do so much better.

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  7. Katya - Sorry to hear you were disappointed in South of Broad. I'm almost finished and am still enjoying it. It's definitely not as good as Beach Music, but I think it's so much better than The Great Santini. I spotted his cookbook at work yesterday and was tempted to buy it. I need to take a little more time and thumb through it first. Looks like it has more than just recipes.

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