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“For who will testify, who will accurately describe our lives if we do not do it ourselves?”: Recent Lesbian Memoirs

I’ve been on a memoir reading binge lately. Every time I turned around there seemed to be another lesbian memoir demanding my attention. Below is a list of my recent reads. Though they range in time (the 1950s to the … Continue reading

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Wine Dark Seas: Thank You Mary Renault

Working my way down the library shelves after finishing the last Jean Plaidy on offer at my small local public library, I discovered Mary Renault. And I fell in love with her books on ancient Greece and mythology. From The … Continue reading

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Lesbian Lit Wish List 2013: And Party Like It’s Venice, 1713 at Masq

Sick of reading best of lists? So am I. Instead, I’m going to look ahead, to the books I’d like to read in 2013 (and beyond): 1. Eminent Outlaws, the lesbian version. If you haven’t read Christopher Bram’s excellent and marvelously … Continue reading

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Pass the Chaos, Lesbian Edition

As the folks at Zola Books rightly point out, ‘tis the season for feasting and family dysfunction and there are an abundance of excellent books on the many ways a family can be unhappy. This got me thinking about the … Continue reading

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If the purpose is connection, embrace digital: To Sinister Wisdom and any other heretofore-unknown lesbian journals I wish I could easily access

Lambda Literary recently interviewed Julie Enszer, the co-editor of Sinister Wisdom (awesome name!), the oldest surviving lesbian literary journal now celebrating 37 years of publishing. First off, who knew? I for one did not. I had never heard of this … Continue reading

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All We Know: “If you want the damn ball keep it, don’t throw it away.”*

How many books with lesbian subjects are reviewed—let alone glowingly reviewed—in mainstream publications as diverse as The New York Times Book Review, Wall Street Journal, WWD, The New Yorker, and Business Week? (And for a gem from across the pond, … Continue reading

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Two Lesbian Writers Who Rock: Sarah Diemer and Malinda Lo

It’s tough being a writer these days, especially a lesbian writer so I’d like to give a shout out to two authors whose work I hope you read if you haven’t already. One is a new discovery for me, and … Continue reading

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