12 January 2010

Today's Read: The Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Flaming

I was born in the South-West Territory in 1878 and became motherless in Boulder only a few years later. After my dad died in a mine explosion, I left Idaho and moved to New York. I guess I'm not that interested in the sunlight because I went from blasting for silver to drilling a subway. My story is being told by an antiques dealer who saw my photograph. Although he lives in an Los Angeles teaming with horseless carriages and things called computers, he seems to be more interested in my life than in keeping up with his own world.

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I admit that although our private memories (like works of fiction) may endure without the agreement of anything outside themselves, at the moment when we try to make our recollections into stories, the world begins to matter. By weaving memories into a sequence, they also become joined inextricably with time and history (which is to say, with the memories of everyone else). (pp. 30-31)
—From The Kingdom of Ohio by Matthew Flaming (Source: Review, see review policy)

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20 comments:

Julie P. 1/12/10, 8:35 AM  

This book has definitely caught my attention -- great teaser!

fleurfisher 1/12/10, 8:52 AM  

Now that is intriguing. And I love the cover!

Alayne 1/12/10, 8:55 AM  

Very lovely teaser. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

bermudaonion 1/12/10, 9:12 AM  

I've been intrigued by this book ever since I heard the title.

Jennifer 1/12/10, 9:15 AM  

Quite intriguing. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesdays-corrigans-pool.html

Kaye 1/12/10, 9:39 AM  

That is certainly most interesting. On the list it goes! My teaser is from the Chocolate Snowman Murders and can be found here

Sandy Nawrot 1/12/10, 10:18 AM  

Your description of the book is really intriguing. Read faster!

Andrea 1/12/10, 11:30 AM  

That's sounds like a great book and it's an interesting idea. Great teaser.
Here's mine.

Margot at Joyfully Retired 1/12/10, 11:52 AM  

I think I would first pick up the book because of the title. Then I like the voice of the story and all the various places he has been

jlshall 1/12/10, 12:21 PM  

Intriguing idea for a novel - the fascination with an old photograph. Guess this one is gonna end up on my TBR list, too. Great teaser!
Here's mine.

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile 1/12/10, 12:58 PM  

I love ... LOVE this quote: at the moment when we try to make our recollections into stories, the world begins to matter. By weaving memories into a sequence, they also become joined inextricably with time and history

Mine is here.

Phyl 1/12/10, 1:07 PM  

I might not have picked up the book because of the title, but that teaser alone would make me interested. I love the concept of how real events and our memories of them get woven into a story -- and whether that story can then be said to be "true," if we've organized our memories that way. Fascinating!

Great teaser! My own is here, at Bookishgal.

carolsnotebook 1/12/10, 1:10 PM  

The title caught my eye, but the teaser is interesting, too.

lisa-marie 1/12/10, 1:40 PM  

I've been wanting to read this book; the teaser sounds great!

Jen - devourer of books 1/12/10, 2:39 PM  

You reminded me I'm dying to read this book. I just checked, and it is 'in processing' at the library, and NOBODY ELSE has placed a hold on it yet! I'm in luck!

Tiina 1/12/10, 2:40 PM  

Sounds very interesting!

Greetings,
Tiina

TexasRed 1/12/10, 3:41 PM  

Very interesting -- although I'm waiting to see how Ohio ties in!

Amy 1/12/10, 4:00 PM  

The description is great! I've been wanting to read this one.

Alice Teh 1/13/10, 4:08 AM  

Good pick on the quote! Love the cover too.

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