29 November 2011

Today's Read: Three Weeks in December by Audrey Schulman

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.

Today's tease comes from a novel about a young man and a young woman from Maine who travel to Africa in December to complete an almost-impossible job. Jeremy, in 1899, hopes to build a railroad bridge over the Tsavo River, and Max, in 2000, hopes to track down a plant that could eradicate heart disease. Africa is a dangerous place for those who are ill-prepared.

When Orombe stepped out of the jungle, he paused at the sight of all the men, then shook his head. "No, a night hunt must be quiet. Just us two."

Jeremy looked at him in surprise. In the moonlight, the man's dusky features were hard to read. He thought about walking through the jungle at night alone with this one African holding a spear, a man he barely knew. Violent, his mother has said, sooner or later you will see these savages bloody and violent. (p. 83)
—From Three Weeks in December by Audrey Schulman (Europa Editions, 2012); quote was taken from uncorrected proof and may not match the finished text


Julie P. 11/29/11, 6:22 AM  

I'm not sure how the stories will relate, but you have definitely "teased" me with the premise!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow 11/29/11, 8:02 AM  

Oh, I'm definitely teased by this one! Thanks for sharing.

Here's MY TT POST and

MichelleKCanada 11/29/11, 8:28 AM  

Interesting. I have never read a book with a jungle theme.

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Beth Hoffman 11/29/11, 8:55 AM  

Whoa ... what a teaser!

JLS Hall 11/29/11, 9:06 AM  

Very intriguing teaser! Yes, I'm sure Africa can be very dangerous, but I'd love to visit someday.

bermudaonion 11/29/11, 9:28 AM  

I doubt I'll ever make it to Africa, so I love to read books set there. This one sounds marvelous!

Amy 11/29/11, 9:43 AM  

Great teaser! I haven't read this one yet, but I am definitely checking it out now - thank you for sharing! :)

Here's mine:


Amie@Mom Reads My Books! 11/29/11, 11:05 AM  

Thanks for sharing, looks interesting! Here's my TT: Mom Reads My Books

Zibilee 11/29/11, 11:21 AM  

I love this teaser, and wonder how it all plays out in the end. Very cool snippet today! Thanks for sharing it!

Tribute Books Mama 11/29/11, 11:33 AM  

A captivating teaser.

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Belinda 11/29/11, 11:58 AM  

Sounds like interesting reading :) Thanks for sharing!

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Kristin Aragon 11/29/11, 11:58 AM  

Excellent teaser. I haven't heard of this book. Sounds interesting.

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Sonia Lal 11/29/11, 12:04 PM  

Interesting. Never heard of this book, but I imagine all hunts are bloody. The successful ones anyway.

Alice Audrey 11/29/11, 12:27 PM  

That's enough to make a traveler nervous.

Heather 11/29/11, 12:38 PM  

Tense and intriguing--nice teaser! Mine: The Christmas Clock

Nise' 11/29/11, 1:35 PM  

The cover had my interest before I read the teaser, which sealed it.

Anya Millar 11/29/11, 2:52 PM  

Not heard of this one before but between the teaser and the cover, I think I will check it out. :)
Thanks for a new TBR item.

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Jennifer G. 11/29/11, 3:32 PM  

Wow, these are really interesting teasers. Kind of reminds me of Ghost in the Darkness - the movie with Val Kilmer in it. Hope you enjoy!


Peggy@Peggy Ann's Post 11/29/11, 3:54 PM  

I enjoy stories with the alternating stories in different times Happy Reading

Amy 11/29/11, 4:10 PM  

Ooo what a wonderful teaser! I recently received an ARC of this book from Europa and now you have me itching to pick it up and start reading!!

softdrink 11/29/11, 7:24 PM  

It looks like Aslan on the cover...so that wasn't quite the teaser I was expecting!

Janet Ruth 11/29/11, 7:40 PM  

Great teaser, I think I would enjoy this one. Thanks for sharing.

Beth(bookaholicmom) 11/29/11, 7:54 PM  

Your teaser has me very curious about this book. I look forward to your review of it.

Marg 11/29/11, 7:57 PM  

Africa and duel timelines - sounds like my kind of book.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea 11/29/11, 9:31 PM  

Loved the teaser and I am very very curious about this one. I just finished Treasure Island!!! (also Europa)--no review yet

carol 11/30/11, 2:36 PM  

Great teaser. I wonder if Jeremy has a reason to be uneasy.

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