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"I" is for Intense: Four More Book Reviews

Here we go with more book reviews. These are intense reads and not intended for those easily offended by real life.

After Perfect, a Daughter’s Memoir, Christina McDowell, 2015. 1,089 more words


Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison

We’ve certainly had a run of incredibly good books for our book group choices this year. Last month’s book, Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison, was one I hadn’t heard of before but the cover was so gorgeous I had to go and get myself a physical copy of the book instead of a kindle download. 945 more words


The Gifted Mr. Bradbury

A real pleasure for me in this photo-historical adventure I’ve called VanAsItWas is in discovering and re-discovering crisp, well-exposed images that speak of an attention to detail and a real concern (whether consciously or not) for issues that would ultimately be considered ‘historical’. 607 more words


writing x writers: 282/365

Back in California at Tomales Bay for a Writing by Writers workshop–along with three friends I’ve made at this blog–Elizabeth G. Marro, Anne C., and DL Craig–such fun to… 103 more words

1 True Thing

dorothy allison & what she taught me about queer oral history

The early women’s movement was simplified, a movement of slogans, and I was not simple and I hated slogans. –Dorothy Allison

Allison talked about class awareness revolving around the women’s movement in the 1970s.

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The Amazon Trail

Dykey Dorothy and Friends

By Lee Lynch

Near where I live, closeted lesbians built and installed a bench on a mostly hidden concrete path between grassy sand dunes, out of sight of any casual observer. 870 more words

Bold Strokes Books