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Preview — The Winter Loon by Lori Henriksen
The Winter Loon
A debut novel that honors the strength and spirit of all those who struggle with social persecution because of who they love and how they define family whether it is their own flesh and blood kinfolk or those nearest and dearest to their heart.
Other than the main character, Ruth; her lover, Gisella; and perhaps Duke, Ruth's best friend since childhood; the characters aren't deeply drawn, but the story is mainly Ruth ...more
A thoroughly enjoyable read. ...more
America's entry into the Second World War and the way the country geared up and worked toget ...more
I was raised by my father to be tolerant. He always said "you don't know what 'that person' is going through"... "don't be too fast to judge a situation". He grew up in the era this book was written and I thank him for his teachings. The world has come a lo ...more
This author Lori Henriksen did an excellent job writing this book and especially around the thirties and forties. Showing how gay people were persecuted and also how in reality not much has really changed, despite the fact LGBT is world wide. There is still plenty of homophobia around with beatings/killings to this day.
This is a love story with a twist of two.
The author not only did a good job writing this but also showed that tolerance can be overcome.
Would definitely recommend ...more
I love the pacing of this story. It is slow, but not too slow. You get a nice feel for the ...more
I am only giving it 4 stars because the first few chapters when Ruth was 18 and riding the rodeo circuit were a little tedious to get through, but that might just be me because I was a “horse girl.”. Also I felt that the last several chapters were a ...more
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