Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays: Play to the Angel by Maurine F. Dahlberg, 2000 (August 11)

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 A Daily Rhythm. 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 Play to the Angel by Maurine F. Dahlberg.

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Austria in 1938 is under the shadow of the Nazis, but twelve-year-old Greta doesn't notice-she cares only for her piano lessons with their new neighbor, a teacher with a mysterious past. Herr Hummel believes in Greta, and she begins to prepare for a recital. Then the Nazis invade, and Greta discovers her teacher's secret. His life is in danger, and she may be the only one who can help him.
(192 pages)

Here's this week's teaser, from page 75:
"Mutti, are you proud of me?"
"Of course!" She turned around, surprised. "I've always been proud of you. You're polite, and you get good grades and help me with the housework. Speaking of helping me with the housework, would you set the table please? That's a good girl."
Let me know what you think of the book, and check back on Friday for my review!


  1. This sounds like a fascinating story, set in troubled times. I enjoyed the conversation between mother and child in your Teaser. Sounds realistic.
    My Tuesday post features THE LAND OF MANGO SUNSETS.

    1. It's a great book, definitely. Thanks for stopping by, Sandra!

  2. I can't even imagine what it would have been like to live back then. I like the teaser. It says a lot about Greta's character, what kind of person she is.

    1. I know, that was such a terrible time to live. Thanks for stopping by, Literary Feline!


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