Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - All That I Am By Anna Funder

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 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This weeks Teaser Tuesday comes from All That I Am By Anna Funder. I love it when you come across observations in a book that really resonate with you. This weeks teaser was one of those moments for me...

"Children are the only people who can see adults from inside their lives, permitted to observe every small thing, as if their forming minds are incapable of judging what they see, or as if it does not lodge there, somewhere, permanently." (p. 40)

Here is the book description from Amazon if you are interested.

When Hitler comes to power in 1933, a tight-knit group of friends and lovers become hunted outlaws overnight.  United in their resistance to the madness and tyranny of Nazism, they flee the country.  Dora, passionate and fearless; her lover, the greate playwright Ernst Toller; her younger cousin Ruth and Ruth's husband Hans find refuge in London.  Here they take awe-inspiring risks in order to continue their work in secret.  But England is not the safe-haven they think it is, and a single, chilling act of betrayal will tear them apart.
Some seventy years later, Ruth is living out her days is Sydney, making an uneasy peace with the ghosts of her past, and a part of history that has all but been forgotten.


  1. Oh, this one sounds like a wonderful story! Thanks for sharing....and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

  2. Seems a very serious read.

    You can find my TT here:

  3. That's probably got a lot of truth to it.

  4. I'm buying this book. Your teaser spoke to me, too, as did the synopsis. Thank you for posting both.
    My Teaser is from A DIFFERENT KIND OF FOREVER: Sandy's Teaser

  5. An interesting teaser! Thanks for stopping by.

  6. I like the sound of this book. It's going on my wishlist right away. Thanks for stopping by. Happy reading!


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