Teaser Tuesday: East of Eden

teasertuesdays31 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!

My spoiler this week comes from John Steinbeck’s East of Eden.

For those of you who haven’t heard yet, a few fellow book bloggers have started up the Classic Reads Book ClubEast of Eden is the first book and discussion for chapters 1-11 begins January 25, so there is still time to get started.

Because I just started the book moments ago, my teaser is the opening two paragraphs of the book.

The Salinas Valley is in Northern California.  It is a long narrow swale between two ranges of mountains, and the Salinas River winds and twists up the center until it falls at last into Monterey Bay.

I remember my childhood names for grasses and secret flowers.  I remember where a toad may live and what time the birds awaken in the summer–and what trees and seasons smelled like–how people looked and walked and smelled even.  The memory of odors is very rich.

5 Responses

  1. Your “spoiler” this week? 😉
    I love East of Eden!!

  2. I have never read Steinbeck.

    Here is my teaser

  3. Steinbeck always captured the area so well in his books. My teaser is from Brideshead Revisited.

  4. I love this book, and your teaser reminded me why I love Steinbeck’s writing so much (it’s been a while since I actually picked up one of his books). Enjoy East of Eden, its one of my favorites!

  5. Absolutely LOVE this book. Easily one of the best five I have ever read.

    My Teaser is HERE

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