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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Teaser Tuesday #37

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
 
• Grab your current read• Open to a random page
• 
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.
 
At Home on the Range
 
Summary:
 
While unpacking boxes of old family books recently, Elizabeth Gilbert rediscovered a dusty, yellowed hardcover called At Home on the Range, originally written by her great-grandmother, Margaret Yardley Potter. Having only been peripherally aware of the volume, Gilbert dug in with some curiosity, and soon found that she had stumbled upon a book far ahead of its time. Part scholar and part crusader for a more open food conversation, Potter espoused the importance of farmer’s markets and ethnic food (Italian, Jewish, and German), derided preservatives and culinary shortcuts, and generally celebrated a devotion to epicurean adventures. Reading this practical and humorous cookbook, it’s not hard to see that Gilbert inherited her great-grandmother’s love of food and her warm, infectious prose.

Proceeds from this book benefit ScholarMatch (scholarmatch.org).
Summary & Cover taken from
Goodreads.com
Length: 240 pages (Hardcover)
Publication Date: April 17th 2012 by McSweeney's (first published April 1st 2012)
 
My Teaser:
Pg. 39
 
Our narrow city house rose four stories above it's basement kitchen and the only mechanical means of communication between the floors were metal speaking tubes which emitted tuneful whistles and not much else.
 

What do you think of the teaser this week?
 
 
 
 
 

 

18 comments:

  1. I'm intrigued by it being presented by Elizabeth Gilbert.

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    1. Her introduction was lovely. It was so genuine and heartfelt it made me want to read faster. Her great-grandmother was a hoot :)

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  2. Looks like a sweet read. Hope you are enjoying it!!

    Thanx for visiting my TT
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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    1. I really am, I think I might just have to buy myself a copy after I finish this and return it to the library :) Thanks for stopping by Naomi :)

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  3. Great teaser. It paints such a vivid picture of people hollering through the tubes. Thanks for stopping by my teaser.

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    1. I know what you mean, When I was reading that part of the book I really could visualize Margaret yelling down the pipes. Such a different time but I think in many ways it was a better time. Thanks for stopping by Shelley.

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  4. What an evocative teaser - this book seems a good way to get a window on the past.

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    1. It really is. I love how it's more than just a cookbook it's a look into the author's life. Definitely one I'd recommend.

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  5. Sounds like it's from a very very different time!

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  6. Great teaser. Sounds like an interesting book. Hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by my site.

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  7. Lol, my boys would love that although they are loud enough to be heard without ;) Great tease!! Sounds good and Ill have to check it out.

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    1. Lol, to be honest I'd probably have fun yelling down the pipes myself. I hope you like it if you decide to read it Natalie :)

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  8. Sounds interesting. I wonder how they overcome problems being understood in the pipes. Hope you are enjoying it!
    Laura @ Through Razzberry Colored Glasses

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