Tag Archives: Lesbian Fiction

Something Old, Something New, Makes Something Blue: A Review of Lise MacTague’s DEPTHS OF BLUE

Depths of Blue by Lise MacTague (book one in the Deception’s Edge series) belongs to a few genres I don’t normally read: military science fiction, and romance. So I honestly wasn’t quite sure how much I would like this novel … Continue reading

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Dyke Drama, Bisexual Polyamory, and Queer Softball in Leigh Matthews’s Modern-Day Lesbian Pulp Novel GO DEEP

Maybe people who live in cities like New York or L.A. get to read books and watch TV shows and movies that actually feel like they represent the places where they live, and all the different kinds of places one … Continue reading

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A Feat of Queer, Feminist, Punk Dystopian YA: A Review of Kristyn Dunnion’s BIG BIG SKY

Big Big Sky by Toronto punk author Kristyn Dunnion is perhaps the strangest book I’ve ever read. But I mean strange in that’s it’s wonderfully weird in a way that makes your brain stretch a little bit in a direction … Continue reading

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“Ink on paper, picking up trails”: A Review of Beth Brant’s MOHAWK TRAIL

If you’ve never heard of Beth Brant (Degonwadonti), that’s a damn shame.   I mean, she’s one of the founding grandmothers of lesbian writing in English, of Native lesbian writers, and women of colour writers.  Shame on me for not reading … Continue reading

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Canadian Queer Women’s Classics: A Top Ten Must-Read List

So, I recently did a bit of googling (asking Lord Google, as my friend would say) to find out what is usually included on lists of must-read “lesbian” books, or lists of “lesbian” classics.  I’m putting lesbian in scare quotes … Continue reading

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Canadian Women in the 26th Lammy Finalists: Some Enthusiastic Rants, and Some Just Plain Enthusiasm

It’s that time of year again: lammy nominations!  Oh, how I love and hate them.  At best, I have complicated feelings about the Lambda Literary Awards.  As Autostraddle writer Carolyn reported last year, in 2004 (!!!) a transphobic book made … Continue reading

Posted in Amber Dawn, Andrea Routley, Anthology, Asian, Canadian, Farzana Doctor, Fiction, Lesbian, News, Poetry, Queer, Rural, Sex Work, Short Stories, South Asian, Trans, Trans Feminine | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

A Review of Farzana Doctor’s Six Metres of Pavement: A Moving Novel about Chosen Family

I bought and started reading Farzana Doctor’s second novel Six Metres of Pavement with specific and high expectations: not only has it just been shortlisted for the 2012 Toronto Book award, it was named one of Now Magazine’s top ten books … Continue reading

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