July 27, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: July 27

Posted in Book Talk tagged , , , , at 10:01 am by The Word Jar

Teaser Tuesdays asks you to:

* Grab your current read.
* Let the book fall open to a random page.
* Share with us two “teaser” sentences from that page.

You also need to share the title and author 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!

As always, please avoid spoilers!

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This week, my teaser is from There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.

You can recognize them, but only if you yourself are one of them. There are signs, and each sign happens twice.

There Once Lived a Woman is a book of short stories, billed as “scary fairy tales” on the cover. The quote above comes from the story “A New Soul.” While the stories so far have been subtle in their “scariness,” there is an otherworldliness about them, and the writing of Petrushevskaya has a way of seeping into your brain and sticking with you. I can’t wait to get through the rest of the stories.



  1. Audrey said,

    That is a really long title! Interesting though.

    HERE is my teaser for this week.

    • thewordjar said,

      The title is quite long, isn’t it? It was translated, so maybe the title is shorter in Russian.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Wow, this one sounds intriguing…

    Here’s my TT:


    • thewordjar said,

      Although I’m hesitant to divulge the title of the book to many people, I’m enjoying Petrushevskaya’s writing and her intriguing stories. The teaser is from one of the best stories so far, about twin souls and love at first sight. Doesn’t sound like a scary fairy tale, but it is haunting.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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