27 April 2010

Today's Read: A Gift from Brittany by Marjorie Price

The artist in me was in love with Paris. Never mind that in 1960 nice Midwestern young ladies did not travel third class across an ocean—alone!—to visit art galleries and sketch. What's more, at twenty-eight years old, I should have already been married and living in the suburbs. The evening I met Yves, I still believed that if I had a fabulous studio in France, my life would be perfect.

—For more Where Are You? answers, visit Raidergirl3 at An Adventure in Reading. (Text by me, based on today's read.)

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 two "teaser" sentences from that page. For more teasers, click on through to MizB's blog.

It was the most exquisite painting I had every seen. In all Yves' work, the paint was thick and tactile, without detectable signs of brushwork or palette knife. It was as if paint had fallen by its own power onto the canvas without calculation or design and had magically twisted and intertwined to become these objects of beauty. I was transfixed. (p. 24)
—From A Gift from Brittany by Marjorie Price (Source: Review copy, see review policy)

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Julie P. 4/27/10, 7:31 AM  

I've heard this book is wonderful. I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

Nise' 4/27/10, 7:31 AM  

Excellent teaser, very descriptive. Enjoy.

Molly 4/27/10, 7:41 AM  

I read this book about a year ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I look forward to reading your full review.

apple blossom 4/27/10, 8:17 AM  

Intriguing. Thanks for visiting my TT.

Christina / Book Addict 4/27/10, 9:49 AM  

Great teaser. This book sounds like something I'd like. I hope you are enjoying it. Thanks for visiting my TT!

Sheila (Bookjourney) 4/27/10, 11:16 AM  

Oh this sounds good! Another one for the TBR!

Alayne 4/27/10, 11:30 AM  

Very visual, great teaser. I have two more this week at The Crowded Leaf.

kayerj 4/27/10, 12:02 PM  

sounds like a fun read, love the imagery created, I can see it in my mind.

Kaye—the road goes ever ever on

bermudaonion 4/27/10, 12:33 PM  

Sounds fabulous - I can't wait to read the book!

Anonymous,  4/27/10, 1:02 PM  

Wow!!! sure wish i could paint like that. I am really liking the author's style. I can tell that this book would make for a great read. I hope you enjoy it. And thanks for passing by today. Hope you'll come again soon.

Sandy Nawrot 4/27/10, 1:50 PM  

Ah, so you are one of the lucky ones on this tour as well! Despite some of the more depressing parts of the book, I can't help but want to know about her life with her best friend in Brittany!

Lisa (Southern Girl Reads) 4/27/10, 2:01 PM  

The more I read about this book the more it calls out to me! Great teaser!

Mine is here:


Robin M 4/27/10, 2:38 PM  

Great teaser - really captures your imagination.

Heather 4/27/10, 6:50 PM  

A wonderful visual passage! Thanks for stopping by!

Margot 4/28/10, 2:12 AM  

Beautiful quote. I can see the canvas.

Beth Hoffman 4/28/10, 10:45 AM  

What a terrific teaser! I'm looking forward to your review.

Jen at Introverted Reader 4/29/10, 12:34 AM  

And I'm transfixed by your tease and your description! This book sounds interesting. I'll be looking forward to your review.

Alice 5/2/10, 6:30 AM  

Descriptive and beautiful. I like the teaser!

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