Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme where "players" post a couple of sentences from their current read (avoiding spoilers) to give "spectators" a view of what could be in store if they'd pick up the book to read too.

My tease this week comes from The Sign for Drowning by Rachel Stolzman. This little tease comes from a scene where the protagonist, Anna, finds out that her adoption of five-year-old (now six years old) Adrea, who is deaf, has been made official, as marked by the delivery of an adoption certificate:
"She was perched forward on my lap, hands flat on the kitchen table, twisted around to watch me. Then she examined the document again. When she finished, she leaned back against my chest, smiling. She pulled my arms around her, and raising my hands, made them clap together," (pp. 29-30).
This little vignette made me smile... I could just picture it. So beautiful. This whole book has been simultaneously beautiful and sad to read so far (at a little less than half-way through).

16 comments:

Missy said...

What a sweet teaser!

jlshall said...

Lovely and very touching teaser. Sounds like an interesting book.

Amy Reads Good Books said...

Aww, I was smiling while I read it also!

Nise' said...

Sounds like a good one from your teaser.

TexasRed said...

Very sweet!

gautami tripathy said...

So sweet!

:D

Tuesdays: Teaser/Whereabouts

Book Dragon said...

That was great!

here's mine

Susan B. Evans said...

That's a great teaser! Mine is from Jo Graham's Black Ships this week. Here it is...

Wanda said...

A warm and tender moment, my favourite teaser of the day!

Bluestocking said...

THat is so sweet!!! Here is mine

kaye said...

it does paint a pretty picture

booklover1335 said...

Great teaser! Mine's here and is from Julia London's Summer of Two Wishes.

Lisa said...

That must be a happy moment! What a nice teaser!

My teaser is here.

S. Krishna said...

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Michael said...

Congratulations on the BBAW nomination.

Literature Crazy said...

@Michael (and whomever might have nominated me)... Thanks a TON! (It's completely appreciate [and undeserved], but really awesome too. I'm like one of those Oscar nominees who say, "It was a pleasure just being nominated," and mean it.)