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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 23, 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.

It was a tough toss choosing between The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R.Tolkien and White Oleander by Janet Fitch, for the teaser this week. Finally, I chose the one that sounded more suspenseful!


He broke a windowpane. I could tell he hadn't intended to because he hesitated, and then, in a sudden burst of courage, he thrust his arm through the window and fumbled for the latch. She crossed the room faster than I could have believed possible, lifted her arm and stabbed him in the hand.

~ Pg. 31, White Oleander by Janet Fitch.

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Comments

Wow!!! What an excellent teaser!! I am so enticed and want to read more!!=)

Enjoy this book!!=)
Jan von Harz said…
Have not read White Oleander, but definitely mean to do so in the future love the teaser sound very exciting.

Also wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I love getting comments they always make me smile.
Anonymous said…
I so want to read this book. Thanks for posting the teaser.

Here's mine.
I like that teaser;makes me want to read more. This is a book that I really hope to get a chance to read. Here is my teaser:

http://bibliophilebythesea.blogspot.com/2010/02/tuesday-teasers_23.html
Lori said…
Now, THAT is a teaser! Enjoy your book. Here's Mine.
Alyce said…
I've been meaning to read this book for several years and even have a copy on my shelf. Hopefully someday soon I'll find the time.
Kaye said…
Yow! That is a grabber. Have a good week and happy reading. My teaser is here .
Stephanie said…
Now THAT is a catchy teaser!! I read this book years ago, and I found it fascinating and very disturbing.
Dana said…
Wow, very interesting teaser!
Great teaser! Glass breaking, people being stabbed... What is going on there?
I loved White Oleander! Great teaser. Looking forward to you review.