Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Teaser Tuesday #18: Canada Reads Series, Part 1 - Bone and Bread by Saleema Nawaz

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 Bone and Bread by Saleema Nawaz

This is the first of five books that were shortlisted for the Canada Reads 2016 competition. My hope is to read them all before the debates which kick off on March 21.

I am only a couple chapters into Bone and Bread. Even after a few pages, the beauty that is Saleema Nawaz's writing is quite evident. Here is my teaser for this week:

"If you listen, you can almost hear the sound of my son's hear breaking. In the backyard, under the drone of the lawnmower, there's a dull clanking, a sick rasp of metal like iron on bone, the chafing of something serrated. If could be a fallen branch from the lilac bush or a stray rock caught against the blade, but from where I sit looking out the kitchen window, the muted noise of the mowing comes through like a throbbing ache."

I hope you found this one intriguing. Feel free to leave the link to your Teaser Tuesday post in the comments.


  1. Interesting image. I hope you are enjoying these potential award winners. The teaser on my adult blog comes from A Voice from the Field by Neal Griffin. Happy reading!

    1. I'm only one book in. If these books are as good as last year's short list, I'm definitely in for a fun ride.

  2. That is beautifully written. Am I right, there's something sinister going on? Here's the link to my intro and teaser from Shilpi Somaya Gowda's novel, Secret Sister: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1aM

    1. The author's writing is amazing. My teaser is actually the first paragraph of the book and it hooked me in right away. Hope you're enjoying Secret Sister. I have a copy at home waiting to be read. Most of the reviews I've read have been positive.

  3. Good writing in your Teaser. I haven't heard of this writer before. Thank you for featuring this book.
    My Tuesday post features THE GIVER.


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