Tuesday, February 11, 2014

First Paragraph, Tuesday Teaser -- After Her

Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of her current read. Anyone can join in. Go to Diane's website for the image and share the first paragraph of the current book you are reading.
Here's the intro from After Her by Joyce Maynard.
The town where my sister and I grew up lay in the shadow of Mount Tamalpais, not far north of San Francisco. The aging housing development where we lived, on Morning Glory Court, sat just off an exit of Highway 101, eight miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Buses ran from where we lived to San Francisco -- the bridge marking the entrance to that other world, though we also knew people came there to jump. But for us, the city might as well have been the moon. 
Also this week  is Teaser Tuesdays. Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Open to a random page of your current read  and share a teaser sentence from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser.

The intro to the prologue was actually more interesting to me so I'll us it as the teaser:
A little over thirty years ago, on a June day just before sunset -- alone on a mountain in Marin County, California -- a man came toward me with a length of piano wire stretched between his hands, and the intention of ending my days. I was fourteen years old,, and many others had already died at this hands.  

17 comments:

Lucia said...

hmmm....sounds familar

gautami tripathy said...

Sounds really good to me!

Here is my teaser

kelley jensen said...

this sounds familiar to me too--was it a movie? enjoy your book. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Valentina Cano said...

Ooh, sounds good!

http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2014/02/teaser-tuesdays_11.html

Paulita said...

Maybe it sounds familiar to some of you because other bloggers have featured it. Not sure. Thanks for stopping by.

Alice Audrey said...

I like the second one much better. Great teaser.

Heather said...

Wow -- that is one great teaser. Thanks for stopping by!

Perry M. said...

That's a great teaser!

Gigi Ann said...

Sounds interesting, I would certainly keep reading. Thanks for the visit today.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Wow! This sounds like a scary thriller. Good teaser.
My Teaser is from THE CALICO HEART.

Moirae(thefates) book reviews said...

Never heard of it, it sounds great though! Here is mine.

Just Me said...

Sounds good. Really pulled me in.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I loved this book! In fact, I am such a Maynard fan that I can't wait for her next one!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Like the intro, and liked the book ---enjoy!

Nise' said...

I have this on my stack and need to get to it.

Paulita said...

I'm never sure how graphic these kinds of books may get though. Hopefully not too much

Linda said...

A mystery writer new to me! I'll have to try it.

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