Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Last week I was making great progress with The Group, by Mary McCarthy, but my progress was interrupted when Michelle Huneven’s Blame became available on my hold list at the library. Blame had a shorter check-out period, so I set The Group aside to read it. I finished it this weekend, but I’ll give you a bit of a teaser for it anyway, just for fun.
At Bertrin, Patsy had been in with petty, unmalicious felons–drug users, wallet-filching prostitutes, check kiters–but in Malibu she lived with killers, assaulters, armed robbers, anyone who’d done good time and had fewer than two years left to serve. Every other woman, it seemed, had stabbed or shot or poisoned some man, although Antonia confided that she was in for killing her mom.
This next one is from The Group, by Mary McCarthy, which I should finish today. The setting for this scene is actually a new mother’s hospital room. My how times have changed:
More visitors were arriving: Connie Storey and her husband and young Dr. Edris, who had been Sloan’s roommate in medical school. The conversation grew louder, and the room was full of cigarette smoke.