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Teaser Tuesday: I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm.  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. (I tend to go over this limit a LOT!)

•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 started another of my vintage books finds: I Never Promised You A Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg. This is another book I recall seeing on our bookshelf when I was a kid, but never really picked up and read. At the time, I thought, just from the title (for whatever reason), that it was a book about divorce. It turns out. however, to be a book about a 16 year old girl with schizophrenia. So far it's a pretty good, rather interesting read. Here are my teasers from page 41:

Dr. Fried look at Esther and listened to the words of love and pain coming from the carefully composed mother of a girl sick to death with deception. The love was real enough and the pain also, so that she said, very gently, "Let us, Deborah and I, study for the causes. Do not agonize and blame yourself or your husband or anyone else. She will need your support, not your self-recrimination."

Happy Tuesday, and have a great week, everyone! Cheers!