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Teaser Tuesday: A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

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My teaser:

Krog: What do you mean by that?
Mrs. L: You said you were like a shipwrecked man clinging to some wreckage.
Krog: I had good reason to say so.
Mrs. L: Well, I am like a shipwrecked woman clinging to some wreckage-no one to mourn for, no one to care for.

pg. 52-53, A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen

Original manuscript cover page, 1879

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gautami tripathy December 7, 2010 at 7:03 AM  

Interesting teaser! Happy Reading!

Teaser Tuesady: Miss Hildreth Wore Brown by Olivia deBelle Byrd

Queen 'Bina December 7, 2010 at 7:22 AM  

"I leaned back in my seat. Folded and unfolded my arms. Leaned on the left armrest and put my right hand in my pocket. Reversed the position. The wave of shame had hit me, and I wanted to look down at the floor, but I forced myself to stare right into his piercing, slightly bulged eyes.
"'I'm so sorry,' I blubbered, burting into tears and hanging my head, staring at the industrial blue carpet. 'I'm so sorry. I've been trying so hard to be good, but I messed up bad.'"

--Harvest: Memoir of a Mormon Missionary by Jacob Young

"No one spoke. It made terrible sense. Thalia was only two days away from turning sixteen. She was a child of the Big Three. And there was a choice, a terrible choice that could mean the end of the Gods. It was just like the prophecy said. I wasn't sure if I felt relieved, horrified, or disappointed. I wasn't the prophecy kid after all. Doomsday was happening right now."

--The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan

TheBookishSnob December 7, 2010 at 7:33 AM  

Sounds interesting :) Here's my teaser

Tribute Books Mama December 7, 2010 at 1:00 PM  

Here is my teaser from Witchgrass: A Pipe Dream by Dave Wilkinson (Page 1):

Most gardeners hate witchgrass. Of all weeds it is one of the most persistent and adaptable. Any small piece of rhizome left in the soil can become an aggressive plant ready to take over the plot. Witchgrass is hard to pull. Roots are deep, and break off easily. Any part left in the ground will grow again. Farmers say the species isn't even good as hay, not as good as timothy or alfalfa. Some call it quickgrass.

Early New England colonists blamed evil people for this garden invader. In the seventeenth century villagers would speak this way:

"The surly woman living alone on her dead husband's estate. She goes into the woods and consorts with the Devil. Signs his book. Fornicates with him. Eats mushrooms. She and the Devil send witchgrass to harass the virtuous and the Godly. Let us hang this witch and seize her rich farm."

Lori December 7, 2010 at 6:06 PM  

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