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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Teaser Tuesdays: The Little Stranger

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 Little Stranger by Sarah Waters p. 30

"I didn't answer for a second, recalling some of my mother's stories about her time at the Hall--how, for instance, she had had to stand each morning with her hands held out while the housekeeper examined her fingernails; how Mrs. Beatrice Ayers would every so often come unannounced to the maids' bedrooms and turn out their boxes, going through their possessions piece by piece . . . I said finally, 'I think my mother made some good friends here, among the other girls.'

"Mrs. Ayers looked pleased; perhaps relieved."

So our narrator, a doctor, is the child of a former maid at the mansion. And the owners now need his help. It can be ironic how history can continue to affect the present, and how we should always treat people well because we don't know how they'll come back into our lives.

2 comments:

Stasha said...

Sounds like something i might like. Thanks for sharing. :)

My TT

Jessica G. said...

Totally what goes around comes around!
Here's mine: http://duckduckcow.blogspot.com/2012/08/teaser-tuesday-dead-tossed-waves.html