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.
Isabelle veers, trying not to hit the trees. The car slows, lurching forward. Time turns elastic, stretching out, slowing. Then, shocked, she sees a woman with short, spiky blonde hair, a red dress frilling around her knees, coming into sharp focus, rising up like one of Isabelle's negatives in the milky developing fluid, and the woman is just standing there in front of her car, not moving, staring as if she knew this would happen and she were somehow waiting for it. pp. 10-11—From Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt (Algonquin Books, 2011)
In the next couple of weeks I'll be featuring this gripping new novel for an Algonquin Books Imprint Friday as well as posting a full review. Pictures of You is also the February title for my Skype book club, and I can't wait to discuss. it.