Matilda Reviews: Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers by Lillian Faderman

Summary: Lillian Faderman tells the compelling story of lesbian life in the 20th century, from the early 1900s to today's diverse lifestyles. Using journals, unpublished manuscripts, songs, news accounts, novels, medical literature, and numerous interviews, she relates an often surprising narrative of lesbian life. My Thoughts: I zipped through Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History… Continue reading Matilda Reviews: Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers by Lillian Faderman

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Review: Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

For as long as I can remember (in the ten years that I've been an out lesbian), Rubyfruit Jungle has appeared and been mentioned in countless places.  Websites, books, magazines, and word-of-mouth all tout this unorthodox coming-of-age novel as The One Lesbian Novel You Must Read.  I suspect that, in the '70s when it was published, this was probably… Continue reading Review: Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

21 Intriguing Titles from the Lesbian Library

As I have previous mentioned, I am lucky enough to live just down the block from a fabulous lesbian library. It's stocked with everything you might imagine or expect -- fiction, poetry, self-help books, books on lesbian and women's herstory, feminist theory, feminist theology, memoir and biography, lesbian cookbooks (which, I assume, instruct you to… Continue reading 21 Intriguing Titles from the Lesbian Library