Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Teaser Tuesday #16: The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page (some times you need more than two for it to make sense).
  • 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

This week's teaser comes from The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew

The Reason You Walk is Wab Kinew's personal memoir about his family's history and more importantly his relationship with his father. I am about 4 chapters into this book and I love what I have read so far.

"More than any inheritance, more than any sacred item, more than any title, the legacy he left behind is this: as on that day in the sundance circle when he lifted me from the depths, he taught us that during our time on earth we ought to love one another, and that when our hearts are broken, we ought to work hard to make them whole again.

This is at the center of sacred ceremonies practised by Indigenous people. This is what so many of us seek, no matter where we begin life.

This is the reason you walk." - p3

I'd love to find out what you're reading. Leave a comment and let me know!


  1. Sounds like a fascinating memoir. I hope you are enjoying it. My teaser today comes from Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen by Lois McMaster Bujold. Happy reading!

  2. I find his philosophy really grabs my attention. Great teaser! Here's mine from Mary Called Magdalene by Margaret George: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-19e

    1. This is the first piece of work that I've written by Wab. I agree, that it's captivating. I'm about halfway through and have enjoyed every bit so far.


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