Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Teaser Tuesday: The Well and the Mine


"Jack had gotten me thinking about why we didn't ever see fairies in the woods.  I figured something ate them."

-- The Well and the Mine by Gin Phillips (Discover Award winner; introduction by Fannie Flagg; published by the super cool Hawthorne Books & Literary Arts).
This is an excellent book. It's a great story, rips right along, includes all the life-lessons of a Hallmark made-for-tv movie, but has none of the schmaltz.  Unless it falls off dramatically in the last third, this has all the makings of a new classic -- perfect for a high school English class.


Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.



13 comments :

Sun Singer said...

That teaser is delightfully nasty, the kind of line I wish I'd written somewhere.

Malcolm

P.S. My teaser is here:

http://jockstewart.typepad.com/writers_notebook/2010/03/teaser-tuesday-ghost-mountain.html

Michele Emrath said...

GREAT teaser line! Thanks for sharing.

Michele
SouthernCityMysteries

Rose City Reader said...

Sun -- That line made me laugh. It was unexpected, but seemed like something a little kid would think. Thanks for the link.

Michelle -- Tess may be the best kid narrator since Scout. This book may just be that good.

Carin said...

LOVE IT! I have that book at home nad keep suggestingit to my book club to force it to the top of my TBR list. Thanks for helping it gain a few notches!

Rose City Reader said...

Carin -- It would make a great book club book. I am thinking of suggesting it to my group.

tweezle said...

LOVE IT! I'm imagining a child coming up with a comment like that.

Here's my teaser for this week.

nfmgirl said...

LOL! As we say around my place (in an attempt to mimic my friend's son when he was a young boy): "I like-a daf one!"

Barbara said...

love The Well and The Mine. my book club loved it as well -- I selected last year for my month.

Here's mine

plus a video of the hunt for the perfect photo for the book's cover -- fun!

shinyideas said...

That's a great teaser! It does make you want to pick up the book and discover more about this person.

Meanwhile, my own teaser is at Bookishgal.

Lori said...

I hope that you enjoy your book. Here's mine.

Rose City Reader said...

Thanks for all the visits and the links. i was in court all day, so as soon as I relax a little, I'll go on a round of visits.

pussreboots said...

Someone's eating fairies? Uhoh. Thanks for stopping by mine.

SuziQoregon said...

I read this book a while ago (July 2008) and just loved it. I gave it 5 out of 5 stars. I still remember the characters.

I gave my copy away to a friend, but would love to re-read this one some day. So glad to hear you're enjoying it.

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