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Teaser Tuesdays: Tarnished Infidelity

by Ann-Katrina

Teaser Tuesdays Happy Tuesday! It’s time again for another edition of Teaser Tuesdays

Here are the rules:

  • Grab your current read
  • Let the book fall open to a random page
  • Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • You also need to share the title of the book where you get your teaser from…that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given
  • Please avoid spoilers

Bird in Hand This week’s teaser:

"And then, when his mother got cancer for the second time, though Charlie knew about the chemo and the radiation and the lymph nodes, it was months before anyone acknowledged how serious it was. She was dying by the time Charlie’s sister called and urged him home." pg. 53 Bird in Hand by Christina Baker Kline

This is one of those books that’s been sitting on my TBR stack for ages that I’ve been meaning to read for just as long and always shove aside for one reason or another, but now I’m focused on finishing it.

I’m about halfway through now and I’m wondering why I waited so long. It’s the story of four people struggling through their individual and coupled lives in the wake of a tragedy.

I love character studies (I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before)–just stick a bunch of interesting people in a pressure cooker together and see what happens–and this book is shaping up to be an interesting one. Infidelity and a car accident in which a young boy dies. That’s what I call a pressure cooker if ever there was one.

Comments on Teaser Tuesdays: Tarnished Infidelity

  1. # Mary wrote on May 25, 2010 at 2:43 pm:

    I read this last year and thought it was a good book! I found another by the same author and like it too.
    .-= Mary´s last blog ..In My Mailbox/Mailbox Monday – May 23/24 =-.

  2. # Jennifer wrote on May 25, 2010 at 3:20 pm:

    Oh a sad teaser. I have heard good things about this novel and will add it to my TBR list. My TT:
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Book Review: Marriage and Other Acts of Charity by Kate Braestrup =-.

  3. # Wanda wrote on May 25, 2010 at 6:33 pm:

    Sounds interesting-just might have to add that one to my TBR pile. BTW I love the look of your comment form. See mine here

  4. # Ann-Kat wrote on May 28, 2010 at 4:27 am:

    Thanks for the confirmation, Mary. So far, I’m 3/4 of the way finished and it is a good book. Twisted in a quiet way, but good nonetheless. Kline is definitely an author I’ll check out in the future.

  5. # Ann-Kat wrote on May 28, 2010 at 4:31 am:

    I know it was a bit on the sad side, but it was the most potent section on that page and I couldn’t pass it up. If you enjoy quiet introspection and character studies, then you’ll probably enjoy this one, Jennifer.

  6. # Ann-Kat wrote on May 28, 2010 at 4:32 am:

    Thanks, Wanda. Comments like yours reminds me to use my comment form every so often (I generally reply in the WordPress admin) because seeing the colors usually makes me smile. :)

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