Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Should be Reading – the idea is to pick two sentences between lines 7 and 12 from any page in the book you’re currently reading without giving away ‘spoilers”.
This week I’ve picked three sentences ( for completeness) from page 49 of Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky. People are fleeing from Paris as the Germans advance on the city and food becomes scarce:
Christian charity, the compassion of centuries of civilisation, fell from her like useless ornaments, revealing her bare, arid soul. She needed to feed and protect her own children. Nothing else mattered any more.