Welcome to The Once Lost Wanderer. The name is derived from two poems: Amazing Grace by reformed slave trader John Newton, and All That is Gold Does Not Glitter by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays (November 10, 2015)

“…the plague America infiltrating the Swede’s castle and there infecting everyone. The daughter who transports him out of the longed-for American pastoral and into everything that is its antithesis and its enemy, into the fury, the violence, and the desperation of the counterpastoral – into the indigenous American berserk.”

from American Pastoral by Philip Roth

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB 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 so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


  1. What do you think of this one so far? I have heard good things about American Pastoral, but haven't read it. I admit Roth's writing intimidates me a bit.

  2. So far I like it a lot (about half way). The story is compelling, and I have not found the writing challenging at all.

  3. Wow! It sounds a bit heavy. I had to read that teaser a few times. Here's my teaser from a non-fiction book about women in Afghanistan:


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