Tag Archives: Lesbian Fiction

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

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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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Shani Mootoo’s Cereus Blooms at Night: A Visceral, Sensual, and Compassionate Novel

A few months ago when I reviewed Shani Mootoo’s most recent novel, Valmiki’s Daughter, I prefaced the review with an admission that I already loved Mootoo’s writing before I even started the book.  It was her first novel, Cereus Blooms … Continue reading

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An Ideal Read for a Thoughtful Night at a Coffeehouse: A Review of Gail Scott’s Main Brides

Montreal writer Gail Scott’s 1993 book Main Brides is less a novel than a series of snapshots, taken with the camera of the main character Lydia’s eyes.  It’s a book where mood and atmosphere are more important than plot or … Continue reading

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A Collection at Once Tough and Tender: A Review of Kristyn Dunnion’s The Dirt Chronicles

In The Dirt Chronicles, Kristyn Dunnion writes brilliant, moving stories about a diverse crowd: anarchist punks, dumpster-diving freegans, a First Nations lesbian teenager, queer brown kids in foster care, trans sex workers, middle-aged ostensibly straight men with intense homoerotic cross-cultural … Continue reading

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