Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday56: The Auctioneer

* Grab the book nearest you.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find any sentence that grabs you.
* Post that sentence (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog or if you do not have your own blog you can post on Freda's comment section.
* Post a link along with your post back to Freda's Voice

Closest Book: The Auctioneer

Author: Joan Samson

Page 56: "Mean he is," she agreed. "Chased his own flesh and blood off the place every one by the time they was fifteen and told them not to come back."

Published to wide acclaim in 1976, but almost neglected since then, The Auctioneer is a bona fide classic of American literature. The story of John Moore, his wife Mim, and his mother, it is a gripping tale of greed in a small town being quietly overrun by auctioneer Perly Dunsmore. Acclaimed by writers including Stephen King, and an influence on King's Needful Things, The Auctioneer is here reprinted for the first time in thirty years.


  1. Thanks for the teaser. That is a VERY creepy cover.

  2. Ooo. I agree with SVZ, VERY creepy.

  3. Very interesting cover, I don't think creepy at all. I'm quite intrigued.

    Thank you for participating in the 56!