Tuesday, March 01, 2011

It is time for another Tuesday Teaser.  I really like doing these little glimpses into books -- opens up opportunities for others to look at works they might ordinarily pass by.

This week my teaser comes from The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe.  While "shopping" my own bookshelves for something new to start, I ran across this book which has been there for awhile.  I picked it up hoping it would be similar to The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry.  I have hopes for this novel as it's author, although raised in Houston, Texas, has her roots in Massachusetts and is related to two women involved in the Salem Witch Trials.

So, without further ado, here is my teaser.  Since I am now just starting the book, I will begin at the beginning -- first two lines on the first page, the prologue.

"Peter Petford slipped a long wooden spoon into the simmering iron pot of lentils hanging over the fire and tried to push the worry from his stomach.  He edged his low stool nearer to the hearth and leaned forward, one elbow propped on his knee, breathing in the aroma of stewed split peas mixed with burning apple wood."

Yum.  Now we begin.