Teaser Tuesdays: Fire Season by Philip Connors


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!


In a tiny room in a tower 10,000 feet above sea level, Connors keeps watch for fire over New Mexico’s Gila National Forest. This contemplation of solitude and the power of nature sounds like Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire which I enjoyed so much. I’m looking forward to it. From page 75:

No matter the length or sweetness of a reprieve, the wind always returns, gales to test the endurance of anyone exposed in a high place. Trees that elsewhere grow a hundred feet tall here hug the ground like shrubs, shrunken, gnarled, and twisted, as if cowering from an invisible foe.

Lovely. I anticipate beautiful writing and a study of nature and natural places. I’ll let you know!

5 Responses

  1. What a great one, I like it!

    My teaser is from The Rose Without A Thorn.

  2. Interesting teaser. Thanks for visiting mine.

  3. Oooo! This isn’t something I would normally read, but I just might have to try it. Sounds interesting!

  4. I really like the descriptions. I can visualize it and thought, “So true!”

    Thanks for commenting on my TT!

  5. That’s a lovely passage! Thanks for stopping by!

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