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You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins | Thoughts

Published in: 2017
Format read in: ebook
Location: US, Ghana, India
Rating: 3/5Why I read it: I hadn't heard of this book until I was browsing through Goodreads Recommend lists. I was craving some Asian fiction and this sounded good from the synopsis.One line review: A decent picture of an Indian American life that focuses more on familial relationships and how the different generations adapt, but one that does not do their characters justice or truly focus on one theme.Who should read it: If you're a Mitali Perkins fan or want to understand more about immigrants, you may enjoy this. There's something about putting words on a page in private that makes me feel powerful in public.Thoughts:Sisters Tara and Sonia move to Flushing, New York from London when their father gets a job there. Until then, they were Londonites to the core, but were now ready to accept New York as their new home. Tara was especially good at imbibing new cultures and even transforming herself pretty rapidl…

Teaser Tuesdays -- Feb 09, 2010


Teaser Tuesdays

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 with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.

I can sort of see why The Help is such a popular book. I didn't get much reading time for the past two days, but the few pages I read are giving me a good impression of the book!


The footsteps stop. My heart is thumping like a cat in a clothes dryer. What if Miss Celia pretends she doesn't know me so she won't get in trouble? Acts like I'm a burglar? Oh, I hate her! I hate that stupid woman!

~ Pg. 53, The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

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Comments

Excellent teaser. You've got to be loving this book --everyone has!
Kaye said…
Loved the book! A cat in a dryer is such an excellent simile- great teaser. Hope you're enjoying the book. Here's my teaser
Alayne said…
Ooh this is a great teaser. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.
Jennifer said…
I loved The Help! You chose an excellent teaser. Mine is here: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/02/teaser-tuesdays-lessons-in-french.html
Missy B. said…
I can't wait to get my hands on this book....I think I am the only one who hasn't read it! Great tease......
Michelle said…
I keep crossing my fingers that this one will make it back into my library soon so I can read it. I've heard so many good things about it!

Here's mine:
http://literarilyspeaking1.blogspot.com/2010/02/teaser-tuesday-february-9-2010.html#comments
i've been seeing this book everywhere. i'm kinda focused on reading romance right now but once i'm back with lit fiction, i'm definitely giving this one a try.

thanks for coming to our blog and commenting :)
Anonymous said…
This book sounds so good - everyone seems to love it. Great teaser :)

Here's my Teaser.
Wrighty said…
I have this book sitting right on my shelf and still haven't had a chance to get to it. I haven't heard a bad review yet. Great teaser! I'm going to have to get to this one soon!
Ash said…
I see this book everywhere but for some reason remain uninterested. Maybe it's overexposure. Good teaser though.
Anonymous said…
This book is excellent. I hope you are enjoying it!