Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Basically, open the book you’re currently reading and share a couple of sentences from that page on your blog. Avoid spoilers of course.
My teaser is from Ayelet Waldman’s book Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace. To give some context for the teaser, Waldman has learned that her children are playing dodgeball at school and is recalling her own experiences with dodgeball.
I remember quaking under the gaze of a huge blond girl who even then I knew was destined to consider eighth grade as the apogee of her life. She smiles, heaves back her strong arm, and whales the ball.