Tag Archives: lesbian authors

A Tale of Eccentric Love and Self-Discovery in New Orleans: A Review of Marnie Woodrow’s Spelling Mississippi

Marnie Woodrow’s 2002 novel Spelling Mississippi begins with an extraordinary event: Cleo, a Canadian in her late twenties visiting New Orleans, witnesses a striking older woman jump headfirst into Mississippi river in the middle of the night, wearing full evening … Continue reading

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A Review of Karen X. Tulchinsky’s Love Ruins Everything: A Failed Lesbian Camp Melodrama

I’m not quite sure what I was expecting when I picked up Karen X. Tulchinsky’s first novel Love Ruins Everything (2000), but it certainly wasn’t what I imagined.  Let’s get this straight (or should I say queer, since if this … Continue reading

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For Anyone with a Gender: A Review of Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme, Edited by Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman

Edited by the impressive team of Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman—an adorable married couple (see photo below)—the collection Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme (2011) certainly does live up to its name.  It’s refreshing to see an anthology reflect … Continue reading

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The Extraordinary in the Everyday: A Review of Anne Fleming’s Short-Story Collection Pool-Hopping

Anne Fleming’s short story collection Pool-Hopping and Other Stories (1998), above all else, reminded me how much I love reading short stories.  I’ve never really understood why so many readers who are keen to pick up novels are somehow reluctant … Continue reading

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Welcome to Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian! Also, a review of Amber Dawn’s novel Sub Rosa

Hello readers! Welcome to the first of many posts on my blog, featuring reviews of and news about books by and about queer Canadian women.  If you’d like to know more about this site, see About This Blog; if you’d … Continue reading

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