Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Teaser Tuesday

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
Grab your current read.
Let the book fall open to a random page.
Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
You also need to share the title of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
Please avoid spoilers!


The Southerners A Journalist's Odyssey by Marshall Frady

"I grew up not only a Southern Baptist, but a Southern Baptist minister's son, in the small cities and towns of my father's nomadic pastorates over the inland South -- the plainer, pre-shopping-center South of roadside gas pumps and rusted RC Cola signs and flat little main streets, where a rigorous religiousness was simply one of the natural elements, like heat or lightning, of the surroundings." [page xv]
page xxiii:
"...I also came to suspicion that, no matter what sophistications he may later imagine he has acquired and however intensely he may become involved in the wider affairs of the world, anyone bred a Southern Baptist will always have a sense of still being on the outside looking in: he can never completely overcome a certain wonder and titillation at being a part of large secular matters."
A third sentence from the chapter about Huey Long, "The House of Long."
"There is, to be sure, something elusively exhilarating about his unabashed and romping celebration in his power -- suddenly bellowing to an unruly assembly of other Louisiana politicians, 'Shut up, you sonsabitches, shut up! This is the Kingfish talking!'." [page 23]

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