Teaser Tuesday: Bad Mother

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.

p. 105

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3 responses to “Teaser Tuesday: Bad Mother

  1. One of the things I’ve picked up from French is automatically gendering “blond” in my head, although blond is the English word for the hair color. Seeing this teaser reminded me of that.

    I remember those kids- the kids for whom high school or middle school were the best parts of their lives. How awful for them!

    My teaser is here.

  2. Great teaser. I have two this week at The Crowded Leaf.

  3. Oh, I’ve been meaning to get this book! Looking forward to your review.

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