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

This event spotlights excerpts in 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 share a portion of a book by one of my favorite authors.  Mary Gordon’s Final Payments is the story of what happens to a woman, Isabel Moore, suddenly freed from obligation after eleven years of caring for her helpless, bedridden father.


For her first tentative steps into a world now strange to her, she (Isabel) turns to two childhood friends—gentle, supportive Eleanor, who has an apartment in the city, and tough, strong-minded Liz, married, with two children and a farm.


Teaser:  I was momentarily stung by Liz’s peremptory jealousy of Eleanor, which was, by now, instinctive.  But I realized that she was right; it would be all too easy for me, having learned no style of my own, to ape the wardrobe Eleanor had created for herself over the last five years.  p. 42


I’m now eager to plunge into this one.  Soon.

What did you find today?  What excerpts would you like to share?  I hope you’ll stop by.

44 thoughts on “TEASER TUESDAYS — JAN. 11

    • Oh, I agree, Donna…I’m thinking there might be a burst of craziness to follow such a confining period…or maybe even a time of total seclusion. I know I wouldn’t want to have to find out!

      Thanks for stopping by.


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