This “bookish”meme is hosted by The Purple Booker. It asks the reader to type a few sentences from a book currently being read in order to “tease” someone else into reading it. Place yours below in the reply box. Be sure to mention title and author.

Today’s Tuesday Teaser comes from the middle of Susan Vreeland’s Luncheon of the Boating Party. The opening sentences of Chapter Nineteen:

“Alphonse stayed close to the bank where the current was slow but would still take her words downstream and pour them into the sea. She rested the oars across the gunwales and let the boat drift.” This kind of lovely writing infuses this artistic book about an artist, Renoir, and his painting, “Luncheon of the Boating Party” in a way that elevates the prose into poetic phrasings and descriptions. ┬áBeautiful? You bet!