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My Dinner with Andrea

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Faith is a trans woman looking for that special someone after she transitions; she meets Andrea and they bond over movies, video games, and tacos.

But all is not perfect, Andrea is still married to and in love with her wife, Michelle. Michelle and Andrea are navigating new experiences in polyamory. Michelle is a wheelchair using woman who, despite her affection for her wife
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Paperback, First, 169 pages
Published March 1st 2018 by HYBRID Ink
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Xan West
3.75 stars

Note: I would recommend that disabled readers be cautious in approaching this story (see review for details), and highly recommend that readers who are trauma survivors look at the content warnings. 

This is a riveting, intense novel that goes right for the throat. It is definitely not an easy read, and while it has a central romantic storyline and a fairly hopeful ending, and therefore is technically a romance, it didn't feel like a genre romance to me. Instead, it felt more like tran
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Alex Seligsohn
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What kind of asshole reads their friends’ book and doesn’t give five stars?
Jennifer Shields
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: trans-lit
I finished this book a little after 10pm the day after a 13 hour work day, after our weekly queer potluck and I have never ever felt more seen by a piece of literature. Reading a story written by a trans woman about two trans women falling in love is an experience I've never had before and every single aspect felt so true and real in the ways I've never been able to put into words, especially to cis people. From the descriptions of dysphoria to the way existing partners respond to coming out and ...more
Chelsea
Trigger warnings: death, murder, hate crimes, police brutality, sexual abuse/assault, transphobia, misgendering, gun violence (sorry if I missed anything but those were the major ones!)

This wasn't a bad book exactly, it was just a not for me book. I try to read things outside my favourite genres and they don't always work out for me which is fine.

I wasn't really a fan of Andrea in this book. Her whole personality was annoying to me. I did really enjoy reading about Faith and even Michelle. I lo
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The complexities of coming out as trans within a long-term relationship were wonderfully explored, that struggle between still loving your wife—and her still loving you, to a degree—but sexuality getting in the way. - Matt

This book tries really hard to be a novel with multiple points of view, but the characters’ voices aren’t individual enough to tell them apart. - Amanda

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Madison Scott-Clary
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Josh Fred
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Awesome book! It's so hard to find books where the queer characters get to be happy. ...more
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Treepunishment
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i loved this book. a lot of it felt honest to life. it deals with various forms of loss and grief. enveloping all that is a story of eros and agape. old bonds forming into something new. new love being born over tacos and nintendo and shared life experience.

this is a wonderful book. read it. ♡
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Bogi Takács
I needed this after some very frustrating books in a row. Review coming soon IY"H; the book wasn't perfect, but it was refreshing, and I especially enjoyed the voice and the character interactions. Also that it was very much a trans novel, for a trans audience.

Content notice for a lot of violence, including murder, and attempted rape.
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Source of the book: This is a bit convoluted... The author sent me an e-ARC, but I didn't manage to get around to reading it before release, so I just ordered
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Jen Durbent is a poet, writer, and stand-up comedian who grew up in and is based out of the greater Chicagoland area. She lives with her wife, children, three cats, and a very old dog. She uses “she”, “they”, or “it” pronouns.

She can be found on the web at jendurbent.com or Twitter as @JenDurbent. My Dinner with Andrea is her debut novel, and her poetry collection, Canon contans several works of v
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