Welcome to Teaser Tuesdays, where we share snippets of our current reads, and then visit other bloggers to see what they’re reading. Hosted by Should Be Reading, you can join, too; just read what to do and add your comments and links.

Here’s how it works:

  • 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!

Today I’m sharing from a book that has been on my TBR stacks for a very long time.  I have several books like that, but they’re gradually moving up to my weekly reads.

Hanna’s Daughters, by Marianne Fredriksson, is a luminous story that follows three generations of Swedish women whose lives are linked through a century of great love and great loss.



Teaser:  I am always surprised by women’s compassion, Anna thought.  What use is it?  There is a better word: empathy. p. 164


I’m eager to really delve into this one, as I love stories about the connections between mothers and daughters.

What did you find this week?  I hope you’ll stop by and share.

43 thoughts on “TEASER TUESDAYS — DEC. 14

    1. I’m glad you’re not giving up…like I said before, if you have any questions, e-mail me. I don’t know everything, but I’ve been learning gradually over the year I’ve been here.

      Thanks for stopping by, Lemon 123.


    1. I figured it out…when I first got there, I thought…hmm. And then I realized that I should click on the title.

      I like the theme you’re using today. I’ve used that one…as you might have figured out, I change my themes and headers a lot.

      Thanks for visiting, lemon123.


  1. Another great family saga, that sounds right up my street.

    I checked out the full synopsis and this is a definite must-read.

    It will be good to geta perspective on this genre, from a Nordic author, but I am sure that I won’t be disappointed.

    I hope that you enjoy the book and look forward to the review.

    It is nice to know that other people have TBR ‘stacks’ and ‘mountains’, as oppose to ‘piles’, which sound much more manageable.


    1. I had to laugh at your expression, Yvonne, because it so aptly described my situation. But mine is improving, because I created a blog specifically for the purpose of documenting my journey through the TBR stacks…http://curlupandread.wordpress.com/

      That was my only hope of “controlling” the whole thing.

      Thanks for visiting, and I agree with your impressions about this book. My grandparents were born in Sweden and I loved my grandmother’s stories…thought this book would bring back those moments for me.


  2. Hello, I stopped by your blog today – I love the pictures. It seems there is a lot of interest in Sweden these days after the success of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.



  4. Here is my teaser from Out of Touch by Brandon Tietz (Page vii):

    I used to be the kind of guy that would have no problem reading Playboy or Hustler on an airplane, but that me in “the before,” and nearly everything has changed since that time in my life a little over a year ago.

    This is not a coming of age story.

    If that’s what you’re wanting then I suggest you put this down and read something else: something with a happy ending. Like Penthouse.

    Or: the funny pages.

    This is me giving you your official warning.

    Because where this goes, you might not be ready for.


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