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).