I love Paolo Coehlo’s The Alchemist and I find many of his quotes inspiring. His most recent novel Adultery took me aback because of the name. Did I want to read it? Was this a subject matter that I wanted to dig into? One of my friends, a big Coehlo fan, wasn’t keen; another read it and loved it. I decided it was time to see for myself. Note, the tag line “Sometimes you must lose yourself to discover who you are” might help those who are on the fence with this one.
Here’s the teaser:
It’s odd how whenever we meet up with school friends, we always think they haven’t changed at all, even if the weakest has grown strong, the prettiest has ended up with a monster for a husband, and those who seemed closest have grown apart and not seen one another for years. (p62)
And another, just because:
There is nothing more important we can give than the Love reflected in our own lives. That is the one universal language that allows us to speak Chinese or the dialects of India. (p123)
Here’s the blurb:
Have you ever looked at your life and wondered, ‘Is this it?’
Linda knows she’s lucky. Yet every morning when she opens her eyes to a so-called new day, she feels like closing them again. Her friends recommend medication. But Linda wants to feel more, not less.
And so she embarks on an adventure as unexpected as it is daring, and which reawakens a side of her that she – respectable wife, loving mother, ambitious journalist – thought had disappeared. Even she can’t predict what will happen next . . .
A novel about discovering who you are, where you’re going, and what matters to you most.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Jenn of 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
- 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!