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Hers 3: Brilliant New Fiction by Lesbian Writers
by Terry Wolverton (Goodreads Author)
A lesbian is driven to set fire to discarded mattresses. A scientist discovers the joy of karaoke singing. A young woman waits for her lover to be released from prison, a woman masturbates on the Tokyo subway, and another rises from lovemaking to concoct a magical soup. Featuring stories by noted authors Emma Donoghue, Barbara Wilson, Judith Barrington, and Donna Allegra, ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by Faber & Faber
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I usually don't go out for short story collection because I find they leave me wanting. Or they have a few good threads & too many fillers. This collection was delicious all the way through. The characters are complete in their own brief tales and only one edgy violent story tempted me to skim a bit. Makes me want to go out & read every one of these authors full length stories.
The stories that were a part of this collection were much better than I expected. Although, there were some pieces I could have done without. I thought the writing was smart and engaging and the stories provide a nice alternative to 'erotic fiction' (which is often the only type of short story fiction offered on bookstore shelves).