Teaser Tuesday – Memory of Water

I read this book last fall and to this day, I’m still not sure about it.  The writing was absolutely beautiful and I think that’s what kept me going back to it.  Reading it  was almost like a meditation, but it was also a really sad story.

(I inadvertently put in a sort of spoiler, so if you want to just skip to the quote, feel free.)

Memory of Water

I can’t even imagine a life where there is a water shortage.  Memory of Water by  Emmi Itaranta is what I consider a dystopian story with the villagers against the government who may or may not be hoarding water.  I think I got caught up in the idea of a journey to find water and when that really never happened, I was left feeling sort of let down.  But I will also say I think it is totally worth reading.

I bought the book on iBooks, so my teaser comes from page 53  of the e-version.  I hope you enjoy!

“Water has no beginning and no end, and the tea master’s movement as he prepares the tea doesn’t have them, either,  Every silence, every stillness is a part of the current, and if it seems to cease, it’s only because human senses aren’t sufficient to perceive it.”

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Jenn at Books and a Beat.

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!


7 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday – Memory of Water

  1. I’m gonna check it out! Sounds interesting. Have you read PC and Kristin Cast’s House of Night series? It’s lesser known but an excellent series. Fantasy / vampires

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