Monday, July 9, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - And the Whippoorwill Sang

My two sentences today are from And The Whippoorwill Sang, a true story of a family whose teenage daughter was killed by a drunk driver. The majority of the book is the family's history, beginning with the parents' marriage. Although this touching story is sobering and could have been depressing, instead the family's love shines through the pages.



When I reach the cubicle in the emergency room and pull back the gray curtain, I lose all remaining sense of reality. This cannot be the child who had run out my front door only an hour ago, too excited to give me a kiss goodbye, calling out, "Bye, Mom." 
[1%, Location 42, on my Kindle]

From author Micki Peluso's blog: I have recently released my first book, a memoir, about my daughter's death ... AND THE WHIPPOORWILL SANG. It's a funny, poignant celebration of her life more than a eulogy of her death.

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away -- you don't want to ruin the book for others)
  • Share the title and author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.


37 comments:

  1. this is so touching. The emotions seep through the small passage.

    Thanks for visiting my teaser :)
    Have a fantastic week!

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  2. Very poignant... though I find I need to be in the right frame of mind to read these kind of books! Anyhow, thanks for dropping by Read@UTS!

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  3. Sounds like it could be an emotional read at times. My teaser: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.

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  4. Sounds super emotional! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Wow, that sounds intense! I don't think I'd be able to make it through that one!
    Thanks for stopping by My TT!
    =)

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  6. Sounds like I will need tissues when I read this,but it also sounds really good! Great teaser :D
    Here is my Teaser Tuesday

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  7. I don't think I could read this. Here is my teaser for this week.

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  8. That's a feeling that no one should have to experience.

    Here's My Teaser

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  9. I don't have kids but obviously have people I love so this scenario is scary

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  10. Very sat moment... I feel for the mom.

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  11. OK this is heart wrenching. I just sent a child off for a week long camping trip, a co-ed one. GRANTED she is 19 but.. they are driving and some of those kids are older and and.. MAN this would kill me! VERY compelling Teaser!



    Mine is from Lakebrige - SUMMER by Natasha Troop

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  12. Wow!!!!! Great teaser. Just makes me want to go in and check the kids one more time.
    WTF Are You Reading?: Teaser Tuesday #10...You Know You Want It!

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  13. oh interesting and sad. scary how quick things can change.
    Trish - My Teaser

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  14. Sounds interesting but it hits a little close to home for me. I lost a brother to a car accident and watched what it did to my family. My teasers this week are from Kiss the Dead by Laurell K. Hamilton and Before You Go by James Preller. Happy reading!

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  15. That teaser is so poignant and sad. Thank you for sharing it!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier.

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  16. An emotional teaser.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/07/teaser-tuesday_10.html

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  17. I don't think I'd be able to read this book; it sounds like a heart-breaking book.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  18. This sounds like a truly poignant read. Thanks for sharing...and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

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  19. That teaser makes me want to cry, not sure if I could read it. Maybe before I had my son but its hard to watch or read books that when I think of what if it was him. Breaks my heart.

    Thanks for stopping by .

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  20. The love shining through along the way can make the ending all the more tearful, though.

    Great teaser.

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  21. Sad teaser! Hope the poor kid is okay. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. As a mom myself, that teaser broke my heart. This sounds like a poignant, inspirational book. Thank you for sharing and for stopping by my teaser!

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  23. Emotional teaser, thanks for sharing and stopping by!

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  24. Sad teaser, especially because it's from a memoir. Thanks for visiting Cornucopia of Reviews!

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  25. I haven't heard of this one before. Sounds interesting.

    Here's mine:
    http://www.bookmarkyourthoughts.com/2012/07/teaser-tuesday-july-10th-2012.html

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  26. I have to say I don't think there is any way I could read this book, what a heartbreaking teaser. I'm glad you are finding the bright spots, too, though!

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  27. Very emotional teaser. Thanks for visiting my TT earlier today.

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  28. So poignant! I just finished reading Micki's book and I feel like part of the family. Such a great writer, such a great book!

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  29. Thanks for all the comments on my book . . .And the Whippoorwill Sang. This is not a downer book in spite of the teaser. It a celebration of life rather than a eulogy of death and will make the reader laugh out loud, much more than cry. It has always impacted upon readers in a most positive way.

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  30. That few sentences really captures the emotions well...

    Thanks for visiting my TT!

    Michelle

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  31. Sounds so sad - but great Tease! Thanks for stopping by SunnyReads!!

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  32. Aw this is heartbreaking, a parents worse fear :-(

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  33. I don't know if those who have already left a comment will come back or not, but I want to say that there is so much life in this book as well as the story of Noelle's tragic death. It is distributed evenly, so the reader is not catapulted into trauma, as some readers may think. Here is another example of two lines in the book (Sandy, I hope you don't mind):

    "To complicate a miserable experience, a candy striper, who shouldn't have been dispersing medicine, walked into the small, two patient room and gave me pills to induce labor, instead of painkillers. In spite of the trauma having him, Michael was a gorgeous baby, certainly the most beautiful baby in the nursery of two."

    Can you see the humor in Micki's attitude? She managed to get through so many of life's disappointments with a strong love for God and a determination to live her life to the fullest despite the heartbreak she endured. She is a living testament to a mother's love.

    Please read the book, it will give you hope that all things are possible through Christ and that a mother's committment has kept her precious daughter alive for so many years. If you read this book, you will know Noelle, and that is the whole purpose - not to know she died, but to know that she lived, and had fun living. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Deirdre

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  34. Like all who read it...I oved Micki's book!

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  35. Sounds like an emotional read. Enjoy!

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