Teaser Tuesdays – Accordion Crimes (November 20)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here are my teasers for this week:

That great accordion player who was also a busboy, Abelardo Relampago Salazar, rolled over in bed one May morning in 1946 shortly after sunrise in Hornet, Texas, and sensed that he was dying, perhaps even dead. (A few years later when he was truly dying and in this same bed, he felt violently alive.)

From page 95 of Accordion Crimes by E. Annie Proulx. I picked this up for a dollar yesterday at the library book sale. I read Proulx’s The Shipping News earlier this year and having enjoyed this, I decided to give Accordion Crimes a try.

3 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesdays – Accordion Crimes (November 20)

  1. This is VERY interesting. I actually laughed out loud. GREAT TEASER. THANKS.

    Don’t you just love library book sales? 🙂

    My teaser is from The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin.

    My Teaser is below. Have a great Tuesday.

    Silver’s Reviews

    • I love library book sales. Our library has been closed since June due to a roof collapse in the mall which it was in. They have never been allowed back in to retrieve any of their books due to health and safety. So, since then they have been inundated with so many book donations that they decided to sell off the surplus to raise funds for buying new books. The sale was supposed to be one week at the end of October, but they had so many books that the sale is going on until the end of November. The books change constantly, so I have been going in a couple of times a week and have probably picked up at least 30 books, none of which have cost me more than a dollar. I miss the library, though, but it will be opening up in a temporary location in the New Year. Thanks for dropping by my post and I’m off to check on yours now.

  2. Great idea! The Accordion Crimes’ teaser is excellent! I must get that book!
    The ones below are from H.E. Bates’ “Fair Stood the Wind for France”, which I started reading today.

    “In this way the trips had never seemed long; the hell had been broken up into endurable fragments.”

    “For a second or two they were all talking together. They were excited by shock. He did not listen. He was listening only to the sound of the engines: in reality, as he now knew quite well, to the sound of one engine.”

    I hope you like them!

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