First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada

fistchapFirst Chapter, First Paragraph, is a meme hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea.  Anyone can play — just copy the first paragraph of the first chapter (or prologue) and include a picture of the book cover. Leave your link at Bibliophile by the Sea.  Here’s the opening from Alone in Berlin:

Part I — The Quangels — Some Bad News

alone-in-berlinThe postwoman Eva Kluge slowly climbs the steps of 55 Jablonski Strasse.  She’s tired from her round, but she also has one of those letters in her bag that she hates to deliver, and is about to have to deliver, to the Quangels, on the second floor.

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat.
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
• 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!  So, from the same novel:

Coldly Quangel answers to his face, ‘Listen, mate, don’t talk to me about my family today. I’ve just had news that my son has fallen.’  (p. 51)

Would you keep reading?  Have you read this book?  Leave a comment and a link to your own FCFP & TT.

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About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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One Response to First Chapter, First Paragraph & Teaser Tuesday: Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada

  1. Well that is intriguing, I want to know what that letter contains! Enjoy your book 🙂

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