Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Teaser Tuesday: Miller's Valley

This week my teaser lines come from Anna Quindlen's new novel, Miller's Valley (Random House, April 2016). This snippet comes from the Prologue (page 5, or Location 76 of the Kindle edition):
...Donald's grandfather held his file in front of him like a shield and said, "Miriam, I don't think you understand the situation."  But that wasn't true. My mother always understood the situation. Any situation. 
"I figure by my breathing I'll be gone by Sunday," she said years later when she was dying, and she was right on schedule.
This will be my introduction to Anna Quindlen -- I've never read anything by her before. So I don't know exactly what to expect, but I'm looking forward to getting acquainted. I sort of wish it had a more interesting cover, but since I'm actually reading it on my Kindle, I guess that doesn't really matter so much.

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Jenn at Books and a Beat. If you'd like to read more teasers, or take part yourself, just head on over to her blog.

And please feel free to leave me a link to your Teaser Tuesday post in your comment here.


  1. What is the genre and are you enjoying it? It certainly is an intriguing quote and from the short extract, I really like the writing style.
    My TT this week is about an adventurous sneak thief... https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2016/04/12/teaser-tuesday-12th-april-2016/

  2. Great teasers! Sounds good--I'd really like to see your review of this one.

  3. Nice teaser. I LOVE Anna Quindlen, but I've always liked her nonfiction and essays better than her novels. That's not to say, however, I don't like her fiction. I have this on my list.

  4. I haven't read anything by Anna Quindlen before, but I think I'd like her! Thanks for sharing. My teaser is from Vermilion by Molly Tanzer and can be found at: http://abookaddictsview.blogspot.com/2016/04/teaser-tuesday_12.html

  5. Compelling writing. This is a new author for me.

    My TT from Girl Of Mine

  6. Great teasers! I haven't read this one but it looks really good! Here's my teaser: http://booklovingmommy.blogspot.com/2016/04/teaser-tuesday-what-dead-want-by-norah.html

  7. I loved this book, and have been a fan of Quindlen for years. She has such a variety of books out there, it would be hard for me to pick a favorite. I hope you enjoy this one...here's mine: “BREAKDOWN”

  8. Sounds like her mom knows just what she's talking about! I would like to read this one. I hope you enjoy it!


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