Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events: First Chapter/Intros, originally hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea and now hosted by I’d Rather Be at the Beach; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by The Purple Booker.

Today’s feature is a book from a favorite author:  Delusions of Grandma, by Carrie Fisher.



Intro:  The Chinese have a curse.  “May you live in interesting times.”  As curses went, Cora felt that this was truly the best she’d ever heard.  Not that she was particularly fond of curses, but in her opinion this one was eminently applicable, far superior to the generic “Go to hell” or the cheery “Break a leg” or even the medieval “A pox on your house.”


Teaser Tuesday:  They went on this way, settling into something long on distance, close on comfort, short on lackluster, on Blixen.  With phones cradled between shoulder and ear, faces turned sideways into their pillows, muffling the talk, they spread their histories out before one another like Middle Eastern traders tenderly unwrapping treasures—“For you, special price.” (p. 54).


Synopsis: The actress-author of Postcards from the Edge explores maternity in her latest novel, featuring a very pregnant woman’s lively odyssey to rescue her Alzheimer’s-stricken grandfather from a nursing home. 150,000 first printing. National ad/promo.


What do you think?  Would you keep reading?



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