16 November 2010

Today's Read: The Memory Thief by Rachel Keener


MizB at Should Be Reading hosts Teaser Tuesdays. Here's how it works: Grab your current read; let the book fall open to a random page; and share 2 “teaser” sentences from that page. For more teasers, click on through to MizB's blog.

Here's mine:

James Island[, South Carolina,] taught her how to eat. Showed her what fruit tastes like when it's still warm from a ripening sun. How fish is meant to be eaten, no more than a few hours from the ocean. Handing somebody a Carolina peach was the same as giving them your best smile. Passing a bowl of shrimp and grits was as clear as any Love you could get. Food was a language there. (p. 15)
—From The Memory Thief by Rachel Keener (Hachette / Center Street, 2010)

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22 comments:

Pam 11/16/10, 7:14 AM  

Oh, this is a pretty passage! I haven't heard of the title but I need to check into it. Thanks for the teaser!

TheBookishSnob 11/16/10, 8:27 AM  

Nothing says I love you better than lots and lots of chocolate :) Great teaser. You can find my teaser at The Bookish Snob

Lady Q 11/16/10, 8:29 AM  

Amen! Love food and love James Island! Love the cover of this book, too. Hadn't heard of it before. Thanks for sharing! Here's my teaser from Child of the Northern Spring.

bermudaonion 11/16/10, 9:27 AM  

This has food and South Carolina in it? I definitely want to read it now!

marthalama 11/16/10, 9:36 AM  

I'm with bermudaonion, how can you go wrong with food and South Carolina? Another book for my list.

Nise' 11/16/10, 12:46 PM  

I have seen this book a few times at the library. Your teaser has me more interested in it.

kaye 11/16/10, 1:34 PM  

I'm feelin' the love . . . I think it's lunch time :)

Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow 11/16/10, 2:27 PM  

This sounds like a good one...thanks for visiting my blog.

Heather 11/16/10, 2:53 PM  

Such a lyrical passage. Thanks for visiting!

Tribute Books Mama 11/16/10, 2:53 PM  

Here is my teaser from The Lodestone Book One: The Sea of Storms by Mark Whiteway (Prologue):

It was early in the afternoon, when Kal first saw the flying rock.

Well, perhaps "flying" was a slight exaggeration; a subtle embellishment that he might have used later when trying to impress his younger brother, or his friends after third-day prayers. It was a least enough to break Kal out of his reverie. Hymarr's reaction was the last thing he had expected.

He has been rehearsing in his mind for days beforehand how he would ask her to accompany him to the Spring Gratitude Service. That morning, as he lay in his bedchamber, before even Ali-Gan, the yellow sun, has risen over the western horizon, he determined that today was going to be the day.

Cat 11/16/10, 3:28 PM  

Lovely teaser - it really gets the taste buds going.

Missy B. 11/16/10, 3:43 PM  

Oh I can't wait to read this ~ Wonderful teaser!!

Shelley Munro 11/16/10, 4:05 PM  

Food definitely holds lots of good memories for me. Great teaser.

ajmitchell 11/16/10, 5:32 PM  

That's a really beautiful passage. I love that the author compared SC to food and used vivid images to really bring that comparison home. Thanks for sharing!

Beth Hoffman 11/16/10, 6:41 PM  

Well ... there's no turning back. I must read this!

Pooch 11/16/10, 8:46 PM  

Coming from an Italian family, I completely understand this sentiment.
:)

Veens 11/17/10, 5:51 AM  

This sounds like a delicious book. I LOVE this passage, would definitely love to read this book!

Jen - devourer of books 11/17/10, 10:51 AM  

I love the cover, and I adore the writing you pulled from that teaser. Will be on the lookout for your review.

Aleksandra 11/17/10, 1:29 PM  

Beautiful teaser! Thanks for sharing :)

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