Reviews and Blog Posts: lesbians

Olive oil and white bread

by Georgia Beers

DPL Rating:
4

What happens after a romance novel's "happily ever after" moment? The hard work of a long term relationship. Sometimes joyous and triumphant, sometimes depressed, bitter, and confused, Olive Oil and White Bread follows 2 women through their 20+ years of happily ever after--first house, career questions, questions and mistakes. A...

How poetry saved my life : a hustler's memoir

by Amber Dawn

DPL Rating:
3

You'd think one thing if I told you that this was a memoir by a sex worker. You'd think another if I told you this was a memoir about the power of words to get you through life's challenges. How Poetry Saved My Life is both of these things, told...

Queerly beloved : a love story across gender

by Diane Anderson-Minshall

DPL Rating:
3

What would happen to your relationship if your partner of 15 years realized they were a different gender? This is the question at the core of Diane and Jacob's honest and thought-provoking memoir. Diane and Suzy tell of their long-term lesbian relationship, and of Suzy's transition to Jacob, and how...

Pregnant butch : nine long months spent in drag

by A. K. Summers

DPL Rating:
3

A unique graphic novel about one person's pregnancy experience. How many pregnant women have to tell their landlord no, I'm not getting fat, I'm having a baby--and then go on to explain that no, they're not adopting? Teek's experiences questioning her own identity, desirability, with various medical providers, and reasons...

Calling Dr. Laura : a graphic memoir

by Nicole J Georges

DPL Rating:
5

Grab a binky and set aside uninterrupted time to read (and re-read) Nicole George's vulnerable and witty memoir. The basic storyline of dead dad-crazy mom-coming out-love-dogs and sundry surprises would just be too overwhelming if it weren't for Nicole's understated sharing. Her honesty and introspection affords the reader the position of...

Teaching the cat to sit : a memoir

by Michelle Theall

DPL Rating:
4

Colorado author Theall's memoir alternates between her early years in a strict Catholic family in Texas and her dealing with her son's Catholic school's decision to expel children of same sex parents in 2010. Theall's story of isolation, yearning for acceptance by her mother and the church, and hiding the...

Laughing down the moon

by Eva Indigo

DPL Rating:
3

What's a recently single pagan to do? Allura Satou feels like she's in a rut--with her job, with her skepticism about love. She performs rituals and asks friends for advice, which variously lead her to adopting a pet bird, trying laugh yoga, and going on a blind date. Allura is...

Grl2grl : short fictions

by Julie Anne Peters

DPL Rating:
5

Julie Ann Peters is probably my favorite author of all time. I offer this as a disclaimer because I think it would pain my heart to give her anything below a five star rating. That bias aside though, Grl2Grl is a great resource for teens or adults who are questioning...

Coal to diamonds : a memoir

by Beth Ditto

DPL Rating:
4

I'll admit it--I'd never heard Gossip's music before reading this book. I'd heard of Beth Ditto--it's hard not to when your reading diet contains a healthy dose of GLBTQ focused media--and her memoir sounded intriguing. Ditto details her childhood in rural Arkansas--poor, bouncing between family members, households where physical and...

Tessa Masterson will go to prom

by Emily Franklin & Brendan Halpin

DPL Rating:
4

Told in two voices, this book is essentially about friendship. Luke and Tessa have been best friends forever. Influenced by his mom's viewing of romantic comedies, Luke sees Tessa's lack of a boyfriend and decides she must secretly in love with him. He makes a grand romantic gesture, asking her...

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