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In Every Port

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  247 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Jessica has it all. An expensive condo in the city of dreams, San Francisco. A high-powered, prestigious career as a management consultant that takes her all over the country... To passionate Roberta, in Chicago. To delicious Marilyn, in San Antonio. To all those cities and all those willing women Jessica has recorded in her well-used little black book.

Sex with these wome...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Bella Books
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Aug 15, 2012 Kiwi rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2012
It was a little funny, after having read a number of Kallmaker books as a teenager, to come back and read her First Novel.

I wasn't super fond of the conversations the MC had with "Herself"; they were occasionally witty, although for me they broke up the flow of narrative. I was amused with how the MC could sleep with so many women thinking it was just a temporary alternative to men, for while her career was her priority or whatever, without thinking "lesbian"--but it fits history, I suppose.

Gaelle Cathy
Not my favorite Kallmaker. I had a hard time "feeling" for the characters. I don't know, maybe it's because I know nothing about the Harvey Milk era, but I like to think that it's something I liked about this book, it replaced me in a time I didn't know so I don't think it's that. I don't know. Guess it happens sometimes. Oh and something has to be done about scene breaks cause...there are none. In the same paragraph it changes the scene without warning. It threw me off for some time.
Quite good, and the first lesbian romance I'd ever read. Kind of falls into "everyone is gay" though, as almost every single character the lead runs into is homosexual, which is oddly distracting. Still, a good period piece and worth reading.
Bea Bolinger
One word: Timeless.

Set in 1978 (and first published in 1989) this Lesbian Romance is a classic. I loved the conversations the main character Jessica has with Herself, I love the romance that blossoms and the way politics and coming-out and historical facts (the Briggs Inicetive and Harvey Milk) are still relevent to today's reader. For a first book this novel is well written and the characters/ setting gripping. Not to mention sexy.

I'd totally recommend it.
Jan 28, 2013 Cheri rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: ebook
I picked this up on a sale day so I don't feel bad about the money spent. It's just very dated - the feminist content and technology - and, I felt, overly dramatic. But I think this was her first book and I certainly have enjoyed several of her later offerings. She's one of the queens of the genre!

But I could have done without reading this one.
Even though there's some OMG COMING OUT drama (which gets very old in lgbt fiction) it makes sense in the "historical" context of the book (set in the 70s!). It's a good story with characters you can relate to. Especially if you've come out later in life.
Just lovely. Fun to read. And I loved the addition of Harvey Milk. The situation of women in the workplace in the 1970s seems so quaint now, but in many ways it is just as relevant today.
Great book! Fast read. Fun coming out/falling in love story. It was my first by this author. Looking forward to more!
A Karin Kallmaker classic......
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Karin Kallmaker's lesbian fiction novels include the Goldie and Lammy award-winning 18th & Castro, Just Like That, The Kiss that Counted, Maybe Next Time and Sugar and span lesbian romance, erotica and science-fiction/fantasy. Translations include Spanish, French, German and Czech. More than five dozen short stories have appeared in anthologies from publishers like Alyson, Circlet, Cleis, Bold...more
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