Patricia Harrelson




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Patricia Harrelson

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Patricia Harrelson is a retired college English teacher who works as a freelance writer. In addition to writing theater reviews and feature articles, she has published poetry and essays in literary magazines. In 2008 she published her first book length work-- "Between Two Women: Conversations about Love & Relationship." Her second book, "The Right Sisters: Women Inventors Tell Their Stories" will be be released in June 2010.

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Between Two Women: Conversa...

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Between Two Women: Conversations about Love & Relastionshp (Gay & Lesbian)
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Description: Married for 33 years and the mother of three grown children, Patricia leads a comfortable life. But one day, she crosses the line into the arms of a woman. Once there, she can’t ignore the emotional intensity she’s found. Within three months, she leaves her husband to live with her lover. Facing family and friends who are bewildered and disturbed, Patricia begins to question much of what she has always believed. She wakes each night trembling with uncertainty. Trying to regain balance, she turns to gay and feminist books and publications. But the ideas she finds there further disrupt her sense of self. Then she meets Carol, a sixty-nine-year-old woman who knew from the time she was a child that she was lesbian. A friendship blossoms as Carol tells Patricia the story of her closeted life during the 50s and 60s living with and loving woman. Their conversations are lively with the wit of the elder woman and thoughtfully reflective as Patricia grapples with the consequences of her impulsiveness. Spirited and sensitive, Between Two Women illuminates fundamental questions about the changing nature of love and relationships.
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Bernard M. Baruch
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
Bernard M. Baruch

William W. Purkey
“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
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Mahatma Gandhi
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
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Frank Zappa
“So many books, so little time.”
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Mae West
“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
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Patricia Hi Diane,
Good to connect as friends here. I like GoodReads a lot. I don't participate in too many forums, but I love the recommendations I get by checking out what my friends are reading, and I enjoy writing reviews of books I've just read because it usually generates a few comments and that feels like a cyber book club.

In that vein, may I recommend my book to you? You can read about it on my profile here and order it from Amazon.

Hope you are well,
Patricia


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Diane Hello friend - it is good to meet up with you here on Goodreads...I only hope I can find the time to keep up with all that happens here. I have been a voracious reader my entire life, and it looks like fun here - sharing.


message 2: by Kate

Kate Hi Patricia,

I'm reading your book right now. Really loving it.

ox Kate


message 1: by Kate

Kate Hi Patricia,

I love Sarah Waters too.

Kate


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