Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays: Strength in What Remains

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!

Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder p. 22

"Standing at another service entrance - they all might as well have been fringed with barbed wire - waiting for another brusque superintendent who would hardly even look at him, he wondered whether this could really be the station he had been put on earth to occupy. Not long ago he had been a student so accomplished he'd been offered a scholarship to college in Belgium."

I'm not sure that I could go from medical school to delivering groceries but Deo is an exceptional person. Simply escaping from civil war would have been impressive enough but he arrives in New York with $200, not a word of English, knowing no one, not even a friend of a friend, and somehow ends up a doctor. Makes me feel quite lazy!


Julie @ Read Handed said...

Sounds like an engaging story. And empowering. Thanks for sharing this teaser. Mine is here.

Unknown said...

Wow, great one :)


Unknown said...

Great choice of teaser!!
Here's my TT this week:

Happy New Year!


Pooch said...

Sure you could if you had to do it. Your teaser is a powerful statement about knowing oneself, one's goal and how to achieve it, i.e., a marvelous statement of self-reliance.

Happy New Year.