I was worried it was going to be one of those self-important novels, but it's almost a farce. I can't wait to see where it leads.
Here's the teaser:
Now all three women had their backs to him and in the sudden silence of that room he knew that minty breath and tied bootlaces weren't going to make a bit of difference. The wives waited for him to say something but his tongue hung in his mouth like a hunk of old bread.
Previously, on Teaser Tuesday: I finished Leaving Microsoft to Change the World, which was wonderful! A really inspiring story and with some very practical thoughts about doing good and the fundraising required to do it. Room to Read is building libraries around the world (10,000 libraries, according to the email I got from them yesterday), and John Wood has paid a real cost to himself in terms of his personal life--one he seems willing to have paid. Here's an additional teaser on that very subject:
One frustrated woman opined that Room to Read was "your wife, your mistress, your child, your family dog, and your career." She then told me that nodding vigorously in agreement while grinning was not the proper response.
I highly recommend both of these books.
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