Teaser Tuesday – May 4, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #bookbloggers

I want to start a new Tuesday post where I’ll ‘tease‘ you with the cover, blurb, and first paragraph of one of the advanced reader’s copies from my own TBR.

This one is a title I downloaded from NetGalley.

I’m fully aware that many book bloggers have done something similar in the past, and acknowledge that this idea is not original.

Today, Tuesday May 4th, 2021 I want to introduce one of the ARCs on my TBR.

What You Can See From Here” is written by Mariana Leky and is translated from the original German language by Tess Lewis.

Expected publication date is June 22, 2021 – Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

When Selma told us she had dreamed of an okapi the night before, we all knew that one of us was going to die in the next twenty-four hours. We were almost right. It took twenty-nine. Death arrived a bit late and very literally; he came in through the door. Maybe he was delayed because he had put it off for a long time, even past the last possible moment.


Intrigued? I was. The first thing I had to do was go online and research what an ‘okapi‘ was. That is one of the things I love about reading international fiction. You always learn some interesting facts about the country of origin’s tradition, beliefs, and folklore.


I was surprised when I stumbled upon this description. Now I’m even more curious to read how this meshes with the book’s message…Mariana Leky was born in Cologne and currently makes her home in Berlin. After training as a bookseller, she studied cultural journalism at the University of Hildesheim. Though she is one of very few members of her family who are not psychologists, she still writes a monthly column for the magazine “Psychologie Heute.” Her books have earned numerous prizes, including the Allegra Prize, the Lower Saxony Literary Advancement Award, and the Advancement Prize for Young Artists from the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. Before being published in 21 languages What You Can See from Here was named the German Booksellers’ Favorite Book of the Year and became a runaway bestseller.


Is this a title that you would consider adding to your TBR pile?

Why, or why not?

Let me know in the comments.

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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8 Responses to Teaser Tuesday – May 4, 2021 #NewBook #TeaserTuesday #bookbloggers

  1. Great idea for a post. Wish I had thought of it.

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  2. It’s a fabulous book!!! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Kelly says:

    Definitely intrigued! I think that’s an okapi on the cover 🤔

    Liked by 1 person

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