Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

Two weeks ago Jamie Ford came to the Crow in Dallas to share his new book. Not long ago Jamie was a writer of short stories, trying to find an agent for his first manuscript. Today his debut novel Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is a NY Times bestseller. Julie and Joan were able to hear Jamie talk about his novel at the Crow, and Joan picked up a copy of his book for me, which he autographed.

Here's a Tuesday Teaser of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet:

As she slowly turned toward Henry, he noticed her slender cheekbones, her perfect skin, smooth and lacking in the freckles that mottled the faces of the other girls at the school. But most of all he noticed her chestnut-brown eyes. For a brief moment Henry swore he smelled something, like jasmine, sweet and mysterious, lost in the greasy odors of the kitchen. (page 19)


Joan Mora said...

Isn't it a great book! There are so many wonderful passages just like that one.

I'll find a few of my favorites and compare with you when you're done.

Karen H. said...

I am waiting to read this. Why am I waiting? Too many other books on the nightstand I guess. Thanks for the John Irving sentence today. Darn, now I can't write a thing!