Teaser Tuesday

After reading Revolutionary Road last year, I vowed to read all of Richard Yates’ works. It’s taken me nearly a year to get around to reading another one, but I think that because his works are so wonderful, they are best spread out so that it’ll be a while before I won’t have a new-to-me Yates to read. And this is a really long way to say that I adore his writing!


Sarah’s eye wasn’t damaged- her wide, deep brown eyes remained the dominant feature in a face that would become beautiful- but for the rest of her life a fine little blue-white scar wavered down from one eyebrow into the lid, like the hesitant stroke of a pencil, and Emily could never look at it without remembering how well her sister had borne pain.

It reminded her too, time and again, of her own susceptibility to panic and her unfathomable dread of being alone.

(Richard Yates: The Easter Parade. 10)


Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Should Be Reading and this is 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!

3 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday

  1. Beautiful teaser, Bina! Looking forward to reading your review of this book. I haven’t read a Yates book yet, but I have seen the movie version of ‘Revolutionary Road’ and liked it very much, though the ending was dark and bleak.

  2. Great Teaser girl. The cover pops right out and going to look this book up next. I love coming back to your corner since it’s always a new discovery for the reading radar 🙂

    Enjoy the read and have a great time at your parents. Eat up and DO THE DISHES!

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