Teaser 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.