Teaser Tuesdays #14: Chasing Secrets by Gennifer Choldenko



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, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Today’s Teaser Tuesday:

Book cover for Chasing Secrets by Jennifer Choldenko.
Summary (from Goodreads): Newbery Honor–winning author Gennifer Choldenko deftly combines humor, tragedy, fascinating historical detail, and a medical mystery in this exuberant new novel.
San Francisco, 1900. The Gilded Age. A fantastic time to be alive for lots of people . . . but not thirteen-year-old Lizzie Kennedy, stuck at Miss Barstow’s snobby school for girls. Lizzie’s secret passion is science, an unsuitable subject for finishing-school girls. Lizzie lives to go on house calls with her physician father. On those visits to his patients, she discovers a hidden dark side of the city—a side that’s full of secrets, rats, and rumors of the plague.
The newspapers, her powerful uncle, and her beloved papa all deny that the plague has reached San Francisco. So why is the heart of the city under quarantine? Why are angry mobs trying to burn Chinatown to the ground? Why is Noah, the Chinese cook’s son, suddenly making Lizzie question everything she has known to be true? Ignoring the rules of race and class, Lizzie and Noah must put the pieces together in a heart-stopping race to save the people they love. 

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Here is the teaser:

“I take a deep breath. If I can give a little girl chloroform and set her broken arm, surely I can drive a wagon in broad daylight on a Sunday.”

If you have done a Teaser Tuesday yourself, leave a comment with your link and I will be sure to check it out. 🙂

6 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesdays #14: Chasing Secrets by Gennifer Choldenko

  1. Literary Feline says:

    Sometimes what seems like a simple task to one person isn’t to another, no matter how skilled in another area that person is. I totally understand that. 🙂 Great teaser!

  2. Jaime Lynn says:

    I have never heard of this author, or this book. IT sounds really, really good! Really mysterious, and I love the time period. Gonna have to look into this one!

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