Tuesday’s Teaser: The Weight of Heaven and A Great and Terrible Beauty


TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:

  • Grab your current read.
    Let the book fall open to a random page.
    Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
    You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given
    Please avoid spoilers!

I am reading two books at the same time, so I will give you a taste of each one.

The Weight of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar (Advanced Reader’s Copy):

“I can’t.” Instinctively, Frank turned to Gulab for support. The man was staring at Frank in fascination, as if he was solving a puzzle. Slowly, a look of understanding spread across his face. But Frank was too anguished to register much of this. He felt like a cornered animal, actually rubbing hi s hand over his neck, where he felt the unmistakable bite of a noose being tightened.

And from A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray:

She stares into the fire, knitting ferociously, the needles clicking together, two sharp teeth in the wool. Too late I realized what I’ve done. I’ve struck at the very heart of Ann’s hope, a hope that she could become someone else, someone with a life that doesn’t involve spending the rest of her days as a governess to some rich man’s children, grooming them for a wonderful life and opportunities she’ll never see.


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