Teaser Tuesdays: The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just open your current read to a random page and share a few sentences. Be careful not to include spoilers!

Dorothy Canfield’s The Home-Maker was a gift from Thomas of My Porch some months ago, and I have just now gotten around to it – but it’s WONDERFUL! I shouldn’t have waited so long! You get just a snippet today – the review is to come – but let me tell you now, you want to run out and find a copy immediately. Here’s your teaser:

How he loathed his life-long slavery to the clock, that pervasive intimate negative opposed to every spontaneous impulse. “It’s the clock that is the nay-sayer to life,” he thought, as he climbed the cellar stairs.

I love that turn of phrase. He (Lester) fancies himself a poet, you know. If this teaser is a bit depressing, stay with me; this book turns rather hopeful (at least so far, I’m not finished yet, it could still end in tragedy I suppose) and oh so droll.

8 Responses

  1. That’s a great teaser to the book! And what a great gift from Thomas, I love his blog!

  2. I think everyone feels like that sometimes. Thanks for sharing. If you get a chance, my teaser is here.

  3. This book has been such great fun. Natalie, isn’t he great?

  4. Great choice of teaser!

    Here’s my TT:
    http://ttoria.blogspot.com

    TToria
    xo

  5. I loved this book! Great teaser.

  6. It’s great, isn’t it? I was lucky enough to see the b/w silent film at a Persephone event back in 2005.

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