Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

He felt that there was something ridiculous in her proposal, and she did seem to him somewhat ridiculous. There was trouble enough in the world, he reflected, as he threw himself upon his bed, without people who were forty years old imagining they wanted to get married.
-- O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

Cather may have written O Pioneers! almost 100 years ago -- and it's been that long since Nebraskans were fighting to tame the prairie -- but there is nothing stale about her characters or this story. The love affairs and family dynamics still strike home.

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


  1. Nice teaser from this historical novel. Hope you'll visit my teaser.

  2. I love that book!! Great teaser.

  3. I really enjoyed "Death Comes for the Archbishop" but have never read this one. I'll have to check it out!

  4. It's fun seeing a teaser for a classic book I read and enjoyed!


    P.S. Mt teaser is here: http://jockstewart.typepad.com/writers_notebook/2010/01/teaser-tuesday-buffaloed-by-fairlee-winfield.html

  5. BD -- Thanks for the link. I'll visit now.

    JoAnn -- This a terrific book, on so many levels. Wonderful. I must read more Willa Cather.

    SocrMom -- I read Death Comes for the Archbishop because it is on The List. It really got under my skin. I loved it. This one is on the Radcliffe list, so I finally got around to reading it. I wish I hadn't waited so long.

    SS -- Thanks for visiting and leaving your teaser link. I'll go there right after I hit BD's!

  6. Emma M -- Thanks for the link and thanks for subscribing! I'll go visit right now.


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