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A Gift of Age will grab you. Each story is a separate adventure and all the Lesbians interviewed have fascinating and productive lives. It has been a while since I read the book but figure I need to go back again again and refresh my memory of sisters who had the strength to endure and thrive in homophobic times. Not that anything has changed so extremely much but still the fifties and forties were very difficult times for Lesbians trying to find a place in the world. I look forward to new volum...more
This is a wonderful book of old lesbians' personal history. No one has ever documented this history in this personal style. It is fun to see the similarities and differences. I know Eversmeyer and she drove all over the country, visiting these people and documenting their lives. There is nothing like hands-on. I did not know what to expect, but I read it in one sitting. These women made lives even with the prejudice, had great jobs, and got on with living in spite of it all. Fascinating.