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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Should You Have a Fever . . .(Teaser Tuesday)

This week I've decided to participate in Teaser Tuesday, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading, wherein you open a book you're reading to a random page and post two teaser sentences.

So, here goes....

"My mother was too sleepy to take his temperature, but it's a fact that he had a fever, and that his fever led him to a night in my mother's bed-in her arms.

"My grandmother always claimed she could hear the electric meter counting each kilowatt; as soon as it was dark, she followed my mother through the house, turning off the lights that my mother had turned on."

Anyone know what novel these two sentences are from?

This is not a new release, and I know many of you have read it. I did when I was young and inmature. Something told me it deserved another go and I have not been disappointed. I missed so much the first time, like THE PLAGUE by Albert Camus, which I read as a young adult and didn't understand.

The rules say I must tell you, so without further ado,



the novel is A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY, by John Irving, one of my favorite authors.

Click the link above if you want to share a couple of teaser sentences from a book you're reading and can recommend to a host of readers.

Thank you for reading mine!

5 comments:

Anne Gallagher said...

Funny, I walk around the house after my daughter and turn off everything she's turned on.

Never read it but will definitely have a go now.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Hi Anne,
Yes, me too! His writing is just full of these little tidbits everyone can relate to.

The Golden Eagle said...

Wonderful teasers!

I've never heard of this book, or the author, but I'll have to find out more about them.

Anthony Duce said...

A favorite story. I've read it more than once too.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Eagle,
I promise you won't be disappointed.

Tony,
Hi. Yes, it almost demands a second reading. Thanks.