Search Results: "Lillian Faderman"


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MY MOTHER'S WARS by Lillian Faderman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"Rich in source material and historical detail, the book suffers from the author's pulpy prose style. Still, worth reading for those interested in the lives of Jewish immigrants in New York and the spread of fascism in Eastern Europe in the 1930s."
Faderman (Naked in the Promised Land, 2004, etc.) reconstructs her mother's experiences as a Jewish immigrant in 1930s New York. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Inspiring and necessary reading for all Americans interested in social justice."
The history of the struggle for gay rights in the United States. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 6, 1998

"These often painful stories expand on the cultural collision described by Anne Fadiman in The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (1997)."
An oral history that strongly conveys the searing social and emotional upheavals faced by tens of thousands of Hmong people who have fled communist Laos to live in this country. Read full book review >

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NAKED IN THE PROMISED LAND by Lillian Faderman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 12, 2003

"Relentlessly honest and perceptive, but also loving toward an emotionally frail parent."
Noted gay-studies scholar Faderman (To Believe in Women, 1999, etc.) crafts one of those rare autobiographies that conscientiously detail the temptations of destructive behavior while also celebrating the resilience of the human spirit. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 1999

"Overall, an essential and impassioned addition to American history by a notable lesbian scholar of our times. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A comprehensive and convincing history of how lesbian women in the late 19th and early 20th centuries pioneered the social reform and feminist movements of their time. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

To lead off her anthology of lesbian literature, Faderman (English and Lesbian Studies/California State Univ., Fresno; Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers, not reviewed, etc.) has chosen...Montaigne. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Vital intellectual fare brimming with fascinating history."
An exceptionally literate, overstuffed chronicle of gay Tinseltown. Read full book review >

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THE RAGGEDY MAN by Lillian O'Donnell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1995

"Diluted pleasure for police procedural fans—and again outclassed by this veteran author's Norah Mulcahaney series."
Echoes of NYC's daily headlines resound in this chapter in the life and times of p.i. Read full book review >

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USED TO KILL by Lillian O'Donnell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 5, 1993

"The plot is complex but believable, the characters and dialogue a bit wooden, and Gwenn herself is less appealing than O'Donnell's best creation—policewoman Norah Mulcahaney—but the zigs and zags here will hold the reader to the final surprising twist."
Private investigator Gwenn Ramadge, the author's newest heroine (A Wreath for the Bride, 1990), is trying to find the truth behind the death of businessman Douglas Trent, bludgeoned to death in his elegant Queens home. Read full book review >

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AN ISLAND APART by Lillian Beckwith
Released: Jan. 18, 1994

Guesthouse cook Kirsty MacLennan gives up her post on the mainland for a marriage proposal that returns her to the islands where she grew up: more hardscrabble Hebrides romance from a veteran (A Proper Woman, 1987, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE GODDESS AFFAIR by Lillian O'Donnell
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 26, 1996

"An unappealing Gwenn is again outclassed by O'Donnell's alternate sleuth, Norah Mulcahaney."
Manhattan p.i. Read full book review >