Teaser Tuesdays: Plague

Teaser TuesdayTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading. The rules are simple:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (as well as the book’s title and author)
  • Be careful not to include spoilers

This week I’m cracking the spine on Geraldine Brooks’ Year of Wonders. The title has positive connotations, but this quote makes me not so sure:

…the number who gather each week in our church is a firm two hundred and one score worshipers. Since our places are set from long tradition, an absence is as obvious as a missing tooth. That Sunday, the growing roll of dead and ailing left many empty spaces.

I love Brooks’ writing, but it can get pretty dark; and a book set during the Plague is going to be anything but cheerful. I’m a little nervous about this one, but I’m also curious about where it’s going to go. That title gives me a little hope.

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