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October 30, 2012

Teaser Tuesday


Googling a butterfly. It sounded comical, like tickling a catfish, but she knew it wouldn't sound that way to Preston. He would clamber up to the computer at Bear and Hester's and punch the keys, finding what he needed in there. Having children was not like people said. Forget training them in your footsteps; the minute they put down the teething ring and found the Internet, you were useless as a source of anything but shoes and a winter coat. But Preston still asked her questions. That touched her, that they were a team. Here in the looming forest he gripped her hand tightly, as if crossing a street, as they approached the trees where the butterflies hung in their droves. Wings littered the ground. "Look up," she said, pointing at the brown clusters drooping from the branches. These trees were completely filled now. Even the tree trunks wore butterfly pelts, all the way up, like the bristling hairy legs of giants. It was a whole butterfly forest, magically draped with dark, pendulous clusters masquerading as witchy tresses or dead foliage. She only knew what they really were because her eyes had learned the secret. Preston's had not. It all waited for him, perfectly still and alive. She watched his dark pupils dart up and around, puzzling this out, looking without yet seeing. Mine, ours, her heartbeat thumped, making promises from the inside. This was better than Christmas. She couldn't wait to give him his present: sight.



I started this book last week and haven't been able to put it down. It's wonderful! I'm trying not to read too quickly, though, as I want it to last. Such a dilemma!

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!

12 comments:

  1. Oh, I love Barabara Kingsolver. I've got to get this one. Here's Mine

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    1. I'm almost finished with the novel and have to say it's one of her best!

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  2. I can't believe I've never read one of her books. I'll have to change that!

    My Teaser

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    1. Oh, she has so many that I loved. I think the only one that didn't wow me was Prodigal Summer.

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  3. Nice teaser, here's mine.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/10/teaser-tuesday_30.html

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    1. It's turned out to be a great read! If you haven't read anything by Kingsolver, this is a good one to start with.

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  4. Barbara Kingsolver's writing is so lovely and full of meaning -- poetic, really. I didn't know she'd written this book, and I'll go find it immediately. Thank you for telling me about it.
    My Teaser is from REMEMBER ME?

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    1. Oh, I agree. I have so many lyrical passages marked to share when I get around to reviewing the book.

      I was lucky to receive an ARC of the book, which will be out on the shelves this coming Tuesday, I believe.

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  5. Lesley, this does sound wonderful! I've actually been to see the butterflies massing in CA. Amazing. And amazing the way they migrate so far.

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    1. I'm learning a lot about the migration of butterflies and how global warming is affecting this amazing phenomenon. I was a little concerned that this new novel might be a bit dry, but I shouldn't have worried. Kingsolver's lyrical prose and interesting characters have kept me reading way past my bedtime. I love this book!

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  6. I love this author so just knowing that you can't put this one down has me wanting to read it!

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    1. It's going to go down as one of my favorites by Kingsolver. And, it's making me want to re-read her earlier works. I wonder if there are any on audio, since that is the best way for me to re-read an old favorite.

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