May 1, 2012

The Little Shadows by Marina Endicott

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB; choose sentences at random from your current read. Identify the author and title for readers.


'You were the opener. You have an ex-quisite voice, my dear.'

Aurora found herself standing, and almost curtsying. Bah! She stood straight. (ch. 2)

Title: The Little Shadows by Marina Endicott
Hardcover: 544 pages
Publisher: Hutchinson (February 1, 2012)

Book description:
"The Little Shadows" tells the story of three sisters making their way in the world of vaudeville before and during the First World War. Setting off to make their fortune as a singing act after the untimely death of their father, the girls, Aurora, Clover and Bella, are overseen by their fond but barely coping Mama. The girls begin with little besides youth and hope but evolve into artists as they navigate their way to adulthood among a cast of extraordinary characters - charming charlatans, unpredictable eccentrics, and some who seem ordinary but have magical gifts. Marina Endicott reveals how the art of vaudeville - In all its variety, madness, melodrama, hilarity and sorrow - echoes the art of life itself. (amazon)

Thanks to the publisher for a complimentary copy of this book for feature/review.

16 comments:

  1. That one sounds interesting. Mine is from John Grisham's The Litigators: http://eyesandearsblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/teaser-tuesday.html

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  2. I hadn't heard of this one before, and it's definitely something that I would find interesting. I haven't read many books about this subject, but this ones sounds very interesting! Great teaser today!

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  3. Nice teaser. I bet the vaudeville life is full of quirky characters.

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  4. Always on the look out for WWI related books for a reading challenge.

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  5. Sounds like an interesting read!

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  6. Intriguing subject--sounds like a novel I would like.

    Thanks for the teaser.

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  7. This sounds offbeat and intriguing!

    You've won a book on my blog....

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  8. This is a new one for me, and it sounds great! Love the teaser.

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  9. You might post review on:
    http://warthroughthegenerations.wordpress.com/book-reviews-wwi/

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  10. Great teaser, Harvee!

    Yes, I did get your snail mail address. I even responded to your email. I guess email doesn't like us, but I did get it and I forwarded it to the author/publisher.

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  11. This one is new to me as well. Great teaser! The description sounds very interesting.

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  12. By the way, thanks for coming back and telling me about your feelings on The Thirteen. Sounds like I'm definitely glad I put it down when I did.

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  13. I haven't heard of this book before and it sounds fascinating and unique. I don't know much about vaudeville and would love to find out more especially while reading about the 3 sisters building their careers.

    I hope you enjoy the book...I'm looking forward to your review!

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  14. This could be really good!!! Love the time period for sure!

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