18 January 2011

Today's Read: Pictures of You by Caroline Leavitt

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.


Sandy Nawrot 1/18/11, 6:20 AM  

You've got me excited about this!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea 1/18/11, 6:30 AM  

I picked this up with a gift card; love the teaser you selected. Hope to read it soon.

Beth Kephart 1/18/11, 6:56 AM  

Loved this one — and LOVE Caroline. She's going to be so thrilled that she has your eyes on this one.

Sassy Brit 1/18/11, 7:23 AM  

Hi Beth!

Sounds like a great tease - A MUST read!

Here is mine!



Ladybug 1/18/11, 7:56 AM  

That sure was a dramatic teaser! Thanks for sharing both the book, it's new to me, and the teaser with us.

Book Bird Dog 1/18/11, 9:22 AM  

Dramatic tease! Here's my teaser, book review and giveaway: Delirious

marthalama 1/18/11, 10:02 AM  

Great tease, I can't wait for Imprint Friday and your review.

bermudaonion 1/18/11, 10:13 AM  

I'll be reading this one soon!

Zibilee 1/18/11, 10:31 AM  

I like the quote you shared, and would love to find out what happens next! Does the woman move, or say anything? I need to read this book now! Thanks for sharing this with me!

kaye 1/18/11, 10:59 AM  

Oh I loved this one. The teaser makes pictures in my mind. Nicely done. Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

Julie P. 1/18/11, 11:07 AM  

I'm starting this one soon! Can't wait.

Jenn's Bookshelves 1/18/11, 11:07 AM  

I'm excited to read this one! It arrived when I was out of town this weekend. Can't wait to pick it up!

BookGeek 1/18/11, 1:01 PM  

The writing is lyrical and already has my attention. Thanks for the teaser and enjoy the read!

carolsnotebook 1/18/11, 1:21 PM  

What a great teaser. I love the writing style.

Anonymous,  1/18/11, 1:39 PM  

I want to thank Beth so much for this--and to thank everyone who is posting, too! I'm thrilled by all of this!

Caroline Leavitt

Tribute Books Mama 1/18/11, 2:05 PM  

here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaser-tuesday-relationship-obits.html

smellincoffee 1/18/11, 3:45 PM  

Definitely interesting!

BLHmistress 1/18/11, 4:21 PM  

Sounds very interesting, thanks for the teaser.

My Teaser Tuesday

southernfiberreads 1/18/11, 4:53 PM  

WOW this looks like a great read! Here's my teaser: http://southernfiberreads.wordpress.com/2011/01/18/teaser-tuesday-2/

The Girl from the Ghetto 1/18/11, 6:54 PM  

I've had this book on my bookshelf for awhile--I'll have to get to it soon!

Kim 1/19/11, 1:18 AM  

I love the elastic time phrase--and the whole teaser has me intrigued. Where did the girl in the red dress come from??

Veens 1/19/11, 1:39 AM  

Gripping. Can't wait for your review!

Mari 1/20/11, 9:42 PM  

oh my... I was interviewing an author last night and she mentioned that she just finished this book and that it's a must read! I need to put this on my list.

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