Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays (Nov. 4)



Okay, so for those of you who are new to this meme, here's how it works:

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!

My current read is A Faraway Island by Annika Thor.


Synopsis (from Goodreads):
It's the summer of 1939. Two Jewish sisters from Vienna—12-year-old Stephie Steiner and 8-year-old Nellie—are sent to Sweden to escape the Nazis. They expect to stay there six months, until their parents can flee to Amsterdam; then all four will go to America. But as the world war intensifies, the girls remain, each with her own host family, on a rugged island off the western coast of Sweden.
Nellie quickly settles in to her new surroundings. She’s happy with her foster family and soon favors the Swedish language over her native German. Not so for Stephie, who finds it hard to adapt; she feels stranded at the end of the world, with a foster mother who’s as cold and unforgiving as the island itself. Her main worry, though, is her parents—and whether she will ever see them again.

Here´s my quote, taken from page 43:
Stephie and Nellie's first week on the island is sunny.Every day, Stephie goes on a long walk from the white frame house at the end of the world to the yellow house with the enclosed veranda.

Let me know what you think of the book, and check back in a couple of days for my review!

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like a winner! My TT this week: Two Graves by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child at http://wp.me/pZnGI-fo

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    1. It is, I really like it! Too bad the third and fourth books of the series haven't been translated from Swedish yet. I'll check out your TT now. :)

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  2. Wonderful excerpt. I wonder what's waiting at the yellow house? It does sound like something will be waiting there.
    Here is my TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/11/04/teaser-tuesdays-88-real-elves-an-emily-castle-mystery/

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    1. Every day Stephie goes to visit her sister, who is staying with a different foster home.

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