Mar 16, 2010

The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian

Teaser Tuesdays, hosted by MizB, asks you to choose two sentences at random from your current read. Identify the author and title for readers.


"Mom, Dr. Tomaszewski thinks you should come home immediately."
"Oh, does he?" I say. "Well, tell Dr. Tom to mind his own damn business." (ch. 9)

Publisher's description:

"In Michael Zadoorian's The Leisure Seeker, the Robinas have shared a wonderful life for more than sixty years. Now in their eighties, Ella suffers from cancer and John has Alzheimer's. Yearning for one last adventure, the self-proclaimed "down-on-their-luck geezers" kidnap themselves from the adult children and doctors who seem to run their lives and steal away from home in suburban Detroit on a forbidded vacation of rediscovery.

With Ella as his vigilant copilot, John steers their '78 Leisure Seeker RV along the forgotten roads of Route 66 toward Disneyland in search of a past they're having a damned hard time remembering. Yet Ella is determined to prove that, when it comes to life, you can go back for seconds - even when everyone says you can't."
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36 comments:

  1. I liked this book - I'm anxious to read your review.

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  2. Sounds like something I would say. Love it when a teaser makes me chuckle.

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  3. Funny teaser and funny "down-on- their-luck geezer" quote. Sounds good :)

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  4. hummm! Wonder why he wants her to come home. Thanks for visiting my teaser

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  5. Sounds fun!

    http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/03/teaser_15.html

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  6. Great idea - sounds like a good book.

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  7. Feisty teaser and the book description sounds as tough tis wold be an excellent book to read.

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  8. This such an interesting book! And nice teaser too!

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  9. Fun teaser, made me laugh.

    My teaser

    http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2010/03/teaser-tuesday-splendor-falls.html

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  10. I want to read this book; great teaser you selected. Thanks and enjoy.

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  11. Great teaser and sounds like a great book!

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  12. I like the premise and the title, ans suspect from your teaser lines that mama knows best.

    Malcolm

    P.S. My teaser is here:

    http://jockstewart.typepad.com/writers_notebook/2010/03/teaser-tuesday-ghost-mountain.html

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  13. Oh, this sounds like a fun and rollicking read!

    Here's mine:

    http://rainysnowday.wordpress.com/2010/03/16/teaser-tuesdays-4/

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  14. Sounds like it could be good, could be goofy. I'll look back for your review.

    Here's mine on Rose City Reader.

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  15. nice...is that suppose to be funny? i wonder..

    here's mine;

    http://darlynandbooks.blogspot.com/2010/03/teaser-tuesdays.html

    happy teusday!

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  16. Great teaser! Thanks for visiting!

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  17. Sounds like this could be an emotional read - hope you're enjoying!

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  18. My mom would always make those kinds of statements to Dr. we just had to laugh, but I could see her doing these things. too bad adult children have to be so mean. Here

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  19. Sounds like a funny book. Nice teaser!

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  20. I agree...Dr. Tom needs to mind his own beeswax!! LOL!! Great teaser!

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  21. Cool teaser, funny too. I hope that you enjoy your book. Here's mine.

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  22. Ha! You know the adult children, not to mention the doctor, have only the best intentions. After I read the description of the basic premise of the book, I "got" the teaser and realized how great it was. Oh, the freedom they have, just for a little while.

    Wonderful teaser. Thank you!

    My own rather less profound teaser is at Bookishgal.

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  23. Mom is a snippy little thing huh! I like it :)

    Here are our teasers for this week!

    ♥Isalys

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  24. I love this story - it reminds me of the movie "Up".
    Ann
    www.cozyintexas.blogspot.com
    www.annsummerville.com

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  25. Very funny teaser! I'll have to check this one out.

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  26. This story sounds wonderful - love her response!

    Here's mine, from Ogawa: http://bookloverbookreviews.blogspot.com/2010/03/teaser-tuesday_16.html

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  27. Loved the review, can't wait to read the book.

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  28. I love the teaser! Thanks for the chance

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  29. This sounds like such a fun book. And even better, it's already on my shelves. LOL!

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