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The Price of Salt
Despite the fact that the edition I purchased (through Barnes & Noble, no less) was likely pirated (check the publisher and don't buy the CreateSp ...more
Jun 2012
Sep 09, 2012
On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson, Author of Silent Spring
I give five stars for Rachel Carson and three stars for this biographer.

First, know that I’m no Rachel Carson scholar. I’ve read Silent Spring and th
Apr 2013
Apr 19, 2013
A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France
I don’t think it’s possible to overstate the importance of this book. I’m not Jewish, I’m not French, but I am a lesbian and it is possible for me to ...more
Jun 2013
Jun 10, 2013
Death by the Riverside (Micky Knight, #1)
Holy crap, what a great book! I’d had trouble finding this, the first in the series, so started the second. There were too many mentions of things tha ...more
Jun 14, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
The Creamsickle
Disclosure: I got this free from the Lambda Literary Foundation. I guess I made a big enough donation. It won a Lammy for debut novel. The writing is ...more
Dec 20, 2010
Dec 22, 2010
Brilliant. This might be the best-written book I've read, certainly in a long while. Still, it might not be for everyone. It's about grief, and I'm a ...more
Jul 23, 2010
Jul 30, 2010
A Journey of the Heart (When Women Were Warriors, #2)
I love this tale. This isn't a series, it's a long book broken up into thirds so you don't get much backstory to keep up and they don't stand alone. I ...more
Oct 2012
Oct 29, 2012
The Warrior's Path (When Women Were Warriors, #1)
I read this almost three years ago, but reread most of it when I recently bought II and III. Words pretty much fail me. I loved this book (as in all t ...more
Nov 2009
Oct 29, 2012
Stone Butch Blues
You need to read this book. Unless you have lived this story, you need to read this book. The younger you are, the more you need to read this book. Th ...more
Mar 25, 2010
Jul 07, 2010
I like when a book leaves me altered and this one did. Wonderful. It was not without flaws. I thought the whole elevator bit was contrived, but in the ...more
May 2011
Jan 02, 2012
Rip Van Dyke (RIP Van Dyke Time Travel, #1)
I love stories that mess with time and this was terrific! Apparently the first of what will be a series, which makes me a little nervous since this wa ...more
Jul 2011
Sep 04, 2011
Starting From Scratch
Now for something completely different. Whew. I couldn't wait to read this after #16 and I wasn't disappointed. I was also looking forward to more Geo ...more
Apr 19, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
Slow River
Really 3.5 stars but we don't get that option. I was heading for three stars for much of the book. Literary porn came to mind. But in the end, Griffit ...more
Aug 06, 2010
Aug 17, 2010
An American Queer: The Amazon Trail
It’s easy to say wonderful things about this collection of Lee Lynch’s essays through the decades. I smiled in recognition of places we shared (Provin ...more
Oct 30, 2014
Nov 01, 2014
The Last Nude
I’ll never look at a painting of a person, especially a nude, in the same way again—or rather, I’ll look at a painting more fully. Who is that model? ...more
Apr 17, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
Excellent! Griffith’s first novel won a Lammy and Tiptree award. If you don’t think you like science fiction, try this one. I did have trouble getting ...more
Jun 14, 2010
Jul 07, 2010
When Dreams Tremble
Formulaic, but not as bad as her series. No bar scene. The sex is the instruction manual, multiple simultaneous orgasms type. And you know she’s “the ...more
Nov 26, 2010
Nov 29, 2010
Whatever Gods May Be
This is a very impressive novel, never mind being a debut novel. In short, Jamie Gywnmorgan joins the Marines and goes to war. She joins for various r ...more
Dec 28, 2010
Dec 29, 2010
Something to Believe
This does not use the usual tropes of lesbian Romance. There’s no contrived misunderstanding keeping the lovers apart. The tension is largely internal ...more
Jun 2013
Jun 29, 2013
Survived by Her Longtime Companion
I apparently didn't get the memo. (<--Edited to clarify: I don't mean to imply any subterfuge, I was just joking. Readers are unique, as these revi ...more
Dec 2012
Feb 23, 2013
Shaken and Stirred
This is excellent! Poppy Koslowski goes home to North Carolina to pull the plug on her grandfather. Naturally, this is about way more than pulling the ...more
Aug 2011
Sep 04, 2011
Empire Falls
Whew. The only reason I finished this was for a book group. It begins with a long prologue in italics. I thought the first rule of typesetting was tha ...more
Oct 2012
Oct 07, 2012
When I finished Carry the One, I was curious about Anshaw. I looked up this book, figuring I might read it some day. Well, the plus side of clearing o ...more
May 2014
May 26, 2014
Distant Shores, Silent Thunder (Provincetown Tales, #3)
This won a Lambda Literary award. Really?

KT O'Bannon, trauma surgeon, meets physical therapist Pia Torres. The usual happens, though it does have a sl
Nov 12, 2010
Nov 18, 2010
The Fault in Our Stars
Disclaimer: I am an adult. With that out of the way, I find some of the best fiction writing these days is for young adults. Kids even (think The One ...more
Apr 2014
Apr 27, 2014
Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison
Yes, there was a book before the show. I didn't think I'd ever get to see it so thought I'd read it, expecting it would be better anyway. Now, I'm not ...more
May 2014
May 26, 2014
Broken Harbor
Tana French is a literary crack dealer. I've tried referencing her books for tips in my writing and never can stop at one sentence, paragraph, or chap ...more
Jan 18, 2014
Jan 18, 2014
A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
If you haven’t read this book yet, stop now and go read it. Don’t read reviews first or there will be no surprises left. I enjoyed learning the meanin ...more
May 2014
Jun 05, 2014
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
Amazing. I give five stars to books that blow me away, that change me in some way, even if just for a while. This book entered me and may never leave. ...more
Jul 16, 2014
Jul 25, 2014
I thought this would be a great way to read some authors I was not familiar with. This is reviewed elsewhere and I pretty much agree. I thought Lynn A ...more
Mar 25, 2010
Jul 14, 2010
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