Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: Little Bird of Heaven

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading

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!

Little Bird of Heaven by Joyce Carol Oates p. 70

"How strange it seemed to us, who'd known Zoe Kruller from both Honeystone's Dairy and from the Chautauqua Park music-nights, that a woman so friendly, so pretty and glamorous would be strangled in her bed, murdered. How wrong it seemed to us that you could be the girl-singer for Black River Breakdown and applauded and whistled at and made to sing encores, yet someone could still hate you enough to beat, strangle you in your bed."

Zoe was murdered, and we don't know by whom. We know a couple of people who allegedly didn't do it - although the townsfolk aren't so sure how innocent they are. One of course is Zoe's husband and the other is her lover. If neither of them did it, who did? I'm not actually sure if this book is a mystery or not - it is told from the perspective of the daughter of Zoe's lover.


DCMetroreader said...

Joyce Carol Oates is one of the best authors out there. This sounds like another great one of hers.

Julie @ Read Handed said...

Intense. That is a strange/surreal situation. Thanks for sharing. If you get a chance, my teaser is here.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Great teasers! I enjoyed this one awhile ago. JCO is one of my favorite authors. Thanks for sharing.

Here's MY TT POST and

Jessica G. said...

I've heard of the author but not the book. Good teaser!

Here's mine: http://duckduckcow.blogspot.com/2011/09/teaser-tuesday-like-water-for-chocolate.html