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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays: The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee


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!

The Piano Teacher by Janice Y.K. Lee p. 58

"In the following weeks, the war encroaches - wives and children, the ones who had ignored the previous evacuation, leave on ships bound for Australia, Singapore. Trudy is obliged to make an appearance at the hospitals to prove she is a nurse."

Just when I think I've seen WWII from all the angles, there's a new one. This book is set half in 1952 and half in 1941, in Hong Kong, so we see it in the beginning of the war and also many years after it is over. It's strange to think of this part of China as being British - colonies seem like a pre-20th century phenomenon.

5 comments:

LibrarySnake said...

Beautiful :)

Here's mine:
http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/10/teaser-tuesdays_18.html

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I've seen this one around. Might have to check it out.

Here is mine

Julie @ Read Handed said...

Oh my gosh, this book looks fascinating! That is certainly a unique perspective. Thanks for sharing. If your get a chance, my teaser is here.

Man of la Book said...

There are never enough WWII books :)

I sometimes wish my great-grandfather would have written a memoir. He escaped from Germany to China and spent several years in Bejing. His dry cleaning store, carrying his name, is still standing.

http://www.ManOfLaBook.com

Kate said...

Great book!!! My Grandmother actually gave this one to me and I really enjoyed it!