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Teaser Tuesday: There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbour's Baby - Scary Fairy Tales by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



This week I'm reading another book off my shelves: There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her neighbour's Baby - Scary Fairy Tales  by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya. And yes, that IS quite a mouthful of a title, but it caught my attention in the bookstore months and months ago, and now I'm finally getting around to reading this colleciton of short stories. And, you know what? They're really, really good! My teaser comes from page 98, which is in the middle of a story called "The Fountain House":

He let the paramedic go. After a brief negotiation with the doctor on duty, money changed hands, and the doctor admitted the girl to the intensive care unit.

NaBloPoMo January 2012