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Haunted Hearths & Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories

3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  28 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
At their heart, ghost stories are often domestic tales, and so there is little wonder why women have been some of the finest tellers of such stories: cautionary tales and stories where oppression is avenged by the grim ethereal, of lovers lost to life but who refuse to part. This rich tradition finds new voices in Haunted Hearths and Sapphic Shades.

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Paperback, 268 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Lethe Press
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I may be biased, but I liked this anthology. This is a collection of lesbian ghost stories that are more speculative fiction than outright horror - and for that I’m rather grateful. I like horror, but if the book had been focused on terror and gore, many of these stories would have been overlooked and that would be a shame. There’s a very strong line up with stories that give a good range – some spooky, some poignant, some funny, some quirky and some that are rather thought-provoking. A nice mix ...more
Feb 07, 2009 Bitten_by_Books rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Haunted Hearths & Sapphic Shades is a succulent anthology of lesbian ghost stories. Catherine Lundoff has done a brilliant job of editing together this masterful collection of tales that are sure to excite the reader both lesbian and otherwise...

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Jun 04, 2009 S.N. Arly rated it really liked it
This collection of lesbian ghost stories doesn't go overboard with the creepy overdone ghostly tropes. There was a nice mix of serious and sweet with a few tales that really tugged on the heartstrings and a dash of silliness.

Unlike some themed anthologies, the writing and copy-editing were uniformly good.
Contains my story "Some Old Lover's Ghost" (written as Dayle A. Dermatis).
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Catherine Lundoff’s stories have appeared in over 70 publications including Ghosts in Gaslight, Monsters in Steam,So Fey: Queer Faery Stories, Time Well Bent: Queer Alternate History, Tales of the Unanticipated, Periphery: Erotic Lesbian Futures, Farrago’s Wainscot, Caught Looking, The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 6, Sex and Candy, Best Lesbian Bondage Erotica and Best Lesbian Erotica. She is ...more
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