Good morning, and welcome to Teaser Tuesdays, hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading.

This event is our opportunity to share excerpts from our current reads.

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’d like to spotlight a book on this week’s stack:  The Pursuit of Alice Thrift, by Elinor Lipman.

Whimsical, heartwarming, and engaging, Lipman tells the tale of the maladroit, socially inept, and very appealing Alice Thrift. Alice, an intern in a Boston hospital, hopes to one day perform plastic surgery on the poor and disenfranchised….

Here is my Teaser:

Looking back, I wonder how I missed that aphorism.  Perhaps it was something that generations of senior residents have passed down to junior residents after work, over pizza and beer, in venues not available to me.  p. 146


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

44 thoughts on “TEASER TUESDAYS — DEC. 28

  1. Interesting! I like the sound of it. Thanks for stopping by The Enchanted Book and commenting on my teaser. I promise you Ash was not boring in the least. 🙂

    Have a great day!

    The Enchanted Book


  2. This sounds like great light-hearted read, but with real human observations and insights thrown into the mix.
    Your great teaser lines are just the thing for a cold winters day, to cheer us all up.

    Enjoy the book and Happy New Year


  3. Here is my teaser from Nature’s Secret Messages: Hidden in Plain Sight by Elaine Wilkes (Page 3):

    “We lie in the lap of immense intelligence.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Stop. Look. Listen. My kindergarten teacher taught me that. I remember carefully lining up the tips of my patent-leather shoes exactly at the edge of the curb and stopping–then carefully looking to my right and left, quiet and aware, listening for any clues. Feeling that it was safe to proceed, I’d grasp my classmate’s hand, jump off the curb, and happily venture into unknown territories on the other side of the street.

    Now I barely glance from side to side as I hurry on my way.

    What happened? Where did that wide-open feeling of awareness go? In the rush of adulthood, it seems to vanish, but what would happen if we simply stopped, looked and listened…even as busy adults?

    As a learning addict, I’ve hunted for insights through countless books, seminars, experts, masters and more. Eventually, I realized that my kindergarten teacher had it right from the beginning, long before I started my quest. Who knew that she was so profound?


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