Tuesday’s Tantalizing Teasers & First Chapter, First Paragraph: Tuesday, March 20th

I used to participate in a meme called Teaser Tuesday but since it has changed hands it keeps appearing on Wednesdays which are extremely busy days for me.  So I’m starting my own Tuesday’s Tantalizing Teasers which will appear on Tuesdays.  I hope you will join in.

First, First Chapter, First Paragraph, a meme which also does appear on Tuesdays.  It 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.  My book is by Canadian author Ami McKay called The Birth House.

The story follows young Dora Rare in a rural community in early 20th century Nova Scotia as she learns from an older woman how to become a midwife.  She faces the struggles faced by many women of that time — trying to live a secure life, maintain the right to give safe birth, and attain the right to vote.  Here is how it begins:


My house stands at the edge of the earth. Together, the house and I have held strong against the churning tides of Fundy. Two sisters, stubborn in our bones.


To participate in Tuesdays’ Tantalizing Teases, choose at random 2 – 5 sentences from your current read, noting the position in the book or ebook.  Link to my meme and comment here.  Then check out the posts others have left.  It’s also helpful if you include a picture of the cover and a few sentences about the story.  Here is my tantalizing teaser (I hope you will find it so):

How a mother comes to love her child, her caring at all for this thing that’s made her heavy, lopsided and slow, this thing that made her wish she were dead … that’s the miracle.

Have you read this book?  Give us your thoughts.  Are you intrigued?  Share.

Have a Tantalizing Tuesday!

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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2 Responses to Tuesday’s Tantalizing Teasers & First Chapter, First Paragraph: Tuesday, March 20th

  1. Pingback: The Birth House by Ami McKay | Ms M's Bookshelf

  2. Teasers seems like a challenging but fun project. I am unable to leaves likes on your blog for some reason as is case with 75% of blogs I visit. Problem about a month now.

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