Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: The Wet Engine

Consider why, all through history and in every sort of literature, the heart should by considered the seat of the soul, and not the head. What races when you are stimulated by love or fear?
-- The Wet Engine: Exploring Mad Wild Miracle of the Heart by Brian Doyle, published by OSU Press.

Doyle is a prolific author with a magpie's interest in all sorts of subjects.  His book The Grail (reviewed here) recounts his year spent at a winery in Oregon.  His debut novel, Mink River, is a charming story about the quirks and magic of life in a small coastal village. 

The Wet Engine is something different altogether.  It is Doyle's very personal, ruminative account of his son, born with a heart defect, and the surgeon who saved his life.

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


  1. What a lovely teaser - thanks for sharing!

  2. This sounds so interesting! I need to add it to my list :)


  3. Interesting Teaser, I would like to know more about my heart, the heart. Will write the title down.

  4. The Wet Engine sounds like a book I'd enjoy reading. Sounds like Brian Doyle is a gifted writer of eclectic books. Both Mink River and The Grail interest me. Thank you for mentioning them too.
    My teaser is from Perigee Moon.


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