Teaser Tuesday: The Civilized World

This week, my Teaser comes from The Civilized World: A Novel in Stories by Susi Wyss. I’m just getting started, but so far, so good.

You know the rules: open you current read and pick 2 teaser sentences for us. No spoilers, please, and don’t forget to tell us about the book.

In this teaser, one of the women is talking about her husband’s first foreign service post:

I’d never had any interest in going to Africa, but I was excited about being a foreign-service wife. I fancied myself the vital anchor, lowered anew at every port, ensuring a safe and happy haven for our family-to-be. A kind of international Martha Stewart.

Okay, I snuck in one extra sentence, but you’ll forgive me just this once.

What’s teasing YOU this week?

  26 comments for “Teaser Tuesday: The Civilized World

  1. May 3, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Interesting quote…by the way your link didn’t work when I tried took you to your blog but 404 page. Found ya anyway ;->

  2. May 3, 2011 at 7:49 am

    This sounds like an interesting book! Thanks for the tease and stopping by my blog.

    My Teaser Tuesday is from Dreamland by Sarah Dessen. Happy Reading! Jen

  3. addictedToV @WeFancyBooks
    May 3, 2011 at 8:06 am

    hmm. im intrigued with the book now!

    btw our blog just opened and you can join our giveaway!

    http://wefancybooks.blogspot.com/2011/05/first-post-for-we-fancy-books-blog.html

  4. May 3, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Interesting teaser.

  5. May 3, 2011 at 8:59 am

    I always add way more than 2 sentences. Love that Martha reference.

  6. May 3, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Intriguing. Sounds like the beginning of an interesting story! My teaser is href=”http://readhanded.blogspot.com/2011/05/teaser-tuesdays.html”>here. if you get a chance.

  7. May 3, 2011 at 9:40 am

    International Martha Stewart. lol Great quote!

    Thanks for stopping by my teaser too! 🙂

  8. May 3, 2011 at 9:54 am

    This sounds like a very interesting read.

  9. May 3, 2011 at 9:56 am

    This isn’t a ‘teaser’ . . . it is actually a ‘snippet’ . . . but it is from a very good book.

    https://hopeseguin2011.wordpress.com/2011/02/26/snippets-from-books-11/

  10. May 3, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Thanks for visiting today!

  11. May 3, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Very funny 🙂

  12. May 3, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Neat teaser!

  13. May 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Very nice teaser. Sounds like an interesting book.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/05/teaser-tuesday-17.html

  14. May 3, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Really nice teaser…sounds like it will be a good book!

  15. May 3, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    “International Martha Stewart” – That was worth the extra sentence! 😀 Mine is from Double Cross

  16. May 3, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Sometimes you have to sneak in an extra line for the teaser to make sense! Loved the Martha Stewart line.

    Ellie Garratt

  17. sue
    May 3, 2011 at 1:17 pm
  18. sue
    May 3, 2011 at 1:19 pm
  19. May 3, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Tnx for stooping by my blog today.
    You have a very intersting teaser!

    Kyanara

  20. May 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Sounds interesting. Love that Martha reference 🙂

  21. May 3, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!
    And your are absolutely right, if a teaser strikes a chord it’s a good one^^

    Nickey @ The Book Shop Assistant

  22. May 3, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    Sounds like an interesting book! Thanks for stopping by!

  23. May 3, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I hope she’s not disappointed! Thanks for visiting my teaser.

  24. May 3, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    now question is… can she really cook up a storm and decorate at a drop of the hat like Martha Stewart 😉

  25. May 3, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I’ve actually met a few of these women!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂

  26. May 3, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I like that–an “International Martha Stewart.” Ha!

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