Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. To participate, grab your current read, open to a random page and share a few sentences. Don't include spoilers, but do include the title and author.
She had some respect for the poetry of country people's language, if not for the veracity of their perceptions: mountains breathe and a snake won't die till the sun goes down, even if you chop off it's head. If a snapping turtle gets hold of you, he won't let go till it thunders.
p. 31 of Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver