Miz B and Teaser Tuesdays asks you to: Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page. Share with us two (2) sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12. You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
My teaser comes from a deliciously naughty book called Foreign Tongue by Vanina Marsot. Lucky me, I get to see the author on a panel called Windows on the World at the Festival of Books in a couple of weeks! It’s about an American woman who moves to Paris to escape Los Angeles and a love affair gone wrong. She gets a job translating a novel from French to English, then discovers after she accepts the job that she’ll be translating an erotic novel. Oooo la la!
This is from page 19:
“I had a sensation I’d had before in France, that not everyone finds a blank slate charming and guileless, the way we do back home. Here, they prefer complexity; an acknowledgement that we are all guilty; or at least, no one is innocent.”
This book is witty and smart. I just love the main character, Anna. It’s one of the most entertaining books I’ve read all year! Foreign Tongue is on sale beginning today, from Harper Paperbacks.