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Something to Declare: Good Lesbian Travel Writing

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Editor Gillian Kendall has brought together in Something to Declare a collection of impressionistic, literary travel essays that explore the sense of place and the pull of wanderlust, and reveal what happens when a traveler follows her heart. On these pages, established and emerging lesbian travel writers present accounts ranging from the poetic and internal to the exhilar...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published September 24th 2009 by University of Wisconsin Press (first published 2009)
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Some good stories, some better, some less interesting to me. I skipped around rather than trying to read it straight through, which was fun. My favorite story was the one about the young woman who went to the ashram in India. I liked it so much that I copied out a paragraph that I felt applied to my own life, so I could keep it. The one about the friends redecorating the motel was also amusing.

The intro talks about "what is lesbian fiction" which was interesting in it's own right - what DOES tha...more
Marjorie Elwood
I very much enjoyed the varied stories in this collection. Some of them had little to do with physical travel and more to do with the growth of the narrator. There was one that talked about visits to independent bookstores. Another detailing a trip to Vietnam that was really an attempt by the author to understand her brother's actions as possibly a result of his wartime experiences. All were well written and engaging.
Sandra Lambert
Full Disclosure - I have an essay in this collection. Still, there are so many good stories included. The very last one, about traveling through independent bookstores, is one of the best.
As the title says, this book is full of good writing, not great, and certainly not the best.
Nicola Douglas
Had to return to library. Enjoyed the story about India the description were so vivid.
Deborah Sheldon
The editor is a member of my writers' group.
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Sandra Gail Lambert writes fiction, memoir, and essays that are influenced by the landscapes of Florida and the journey of her own body.

Her writing can be found in the anthologies "Something to Declare," "Lavanderia," and "First Person Queer."

She lives in Gainesville, Florida, and for more information link to her weblog at"

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