Teaser Tuesday 4/6 The Nobodies Album by Carolyln Parkhurst

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Teaser Tuesday hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading

Teaser TuesdaysI just started reading The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst. Parkhurst wrote The Dogs of Babel and Lost and Found, really great selections for reading groups. My teaser for today will be the first paragraph. A little long that normal but awfully good!

Nobodies Album"There are some stories no one wants to hear. Some stories, once told, won't let you go so easily. I'm not talking about the tedious, the pointless, the disgusting: the bugs in your bag of flour; your hour on the phone with insurance people; the unexplained blood in your urine. I'm talking about narratives of tragedy and pathos so painful, so compelling, that they seem to catch inside you on a tiny hook you didn't even know you'd hung. You wish for a way to pull the story back out; you grow resentful of the very breath that pushed those words into the air. Stories like this have become a specialy of mine."  -- The Nobodies Album by Carolyn Parkhurst (Release Date, June 2010)

Now, that's a teaser! Anyone can play. What's yours?

  1. Grab your current read
  2. Open to a random page
  3. 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!)
  4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
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Very intriguing!

Great teaser!

Cool teaser. I hope that you

Cool teaser. I hope that you will enjoy your book. [My Tuesday Teaser]


What a beautiful, prosey teaser! I love it! Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

Nice teaser

But the book may be a little tough for me to read.

Great Teaser

That first paragraph makes me want to check out the book:)
Please check out mine here:

Good teaser!

Whatever it's about, it sounds like quite a story! Who could resist?

My medical teaser is here.

Hmm. Not sure I would want to

Hmm. Not sure I would want to get stuck in a lift with that person!

My teaser is here


Great teaser. Sometimes you need to give a longer teaser. This book sounds great. I'll have to check it out.

Great opening paragraph. I

Great opening paragraph. I hope you enjoy the rest of the book!


I generally avoid stories like that.


I generally avoid stories like that.

I don't know...

Sounds like too much pathos for me. My teaser is from Kiss My Math.


Sounds good! I just finished reading Lost and Found.