07 April 2020

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Tuesday Intro - Afterlife by Julia Alvarez

Today I'm joining in with the First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intro meme hosted at Socrates Book Reviews AND Teaser Tuesday hosted by The Purple Booker.  The timing for these is perfect! I'm just starting a new book, with a couple days left before my review is due. Wish me luck!

I am just starting to read Afterlife by Julia Alvarez. 

First Chapter ~ First Paragraph ~ Tuesday Intro:

Prologue - Broken English
She is to meet him / a place they often choose for special occasions / to celebrate her retirement from the college / a favorite restaurant / and the new life awaiting her / a half-hour drive from their home / a mountain town / twenty if she speeds in the thirty-mile zone

Teaser Tuesday rules: 

1: Grab your current read
2: Open to a random page
3: 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! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.
Antonia takes the folded blanket and covers the girl, who startles awake but, on hearing the soothing Ya, ya, duérmete, duérmete, instantly falls back to sleep.
When Mona was recounting how Realtor Nancy tucked in Izzy, Antonia had felt uneasy, as if her sister were being fattened up, not for the kill, but for the sell, an abandoned motel and a farm in the middle of nowhere.

Have you read this one yet? It officially publishes today! I'll be sharing my review by next week. 


Vicki said...

Yikes! Sounds like an intense read! I'll be waiting to read your thoughts.

Yvonne said...

I haven't read this one, but it sounds good. I'd want to keep reading.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I like the look of this one. I've been meaning to read this author.

Girl Who Reads said...

I love the cover. And the teaser is intriguing.

Liz Parker said...

Sounds not like a happy book, but like it could be interesting. :)

Trin Carl said...

I've read a few of Alvarez books. I'm certain this is a good one as well. It's so great to have a To Do list during this time. Happy Easter.