Lesbian woman

Author: Del Martin
Publisher:
ISBN: 0553235974
Release Date: 1983-01
Genre: Social Science

Case histories and personal experiences document the Lesbian attitudes, life styles, and problems in a heterosexual social structure

The World Unseen

Author: Shamim Sarif
Publisher: Bywater Books
ISBN: 9781612941042
Release Date: 2017-03-20
Genre: Fiction

In 1950's South Africa, a free-spirited café owner falls for a young wife and mother. Their unexpected attraction pushes them to question the cruel rules of a world that divides white from black and women from men, but a world that might just allow an unexpected love to survive.

Call Me Crazy

Author: Anne Heche
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743229135
Release Date: 2001-09-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A beautifully written and evocative memoir of pain and redemption, of hurt and healing, from an actress whose private life and personal choices have made her a household name. "My life is a life movies are made of," wrote Anne Heche in the proposal for her memoir. Yet what is truly surprising about Heche is that the most publicized event of her past -- her romance with Ellen DeGeneres -- is only one development in a fascinating and difficult life that has included more than its share of heartache and tragedy. Heche's memoir reveals the woman behind the headlines, one who has conquered overwhelming odds. Far from a celebrity memoir, this is an empowering and thought-provoking book guaranteed to surprise and inspire.

Dear Tiny Heart

Author: Jane Heap
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814712467
Release Date: 2000-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

From the ancient poet Sappho to tombois in contemporary Indonesia, women throughout history and around the globe have desired, loved, and had sex with other women. In beautiful prose, Sapphistries tells their stories, capturing the multitude of ways that diverse societies have shaped female same-sex sexuality across time and place. Leila J. Rupp reveals how, from the time of the very earliest societies, the possibility of love between women has been known, even when it is feared, ignored, or denied. We hear women in the sex-segregated spaces of convents and harems whispering words of love. We see women beginning to find each other on the streets of London and Amsterdam, in the aristocratic circles of Paris, in the factories of Shanghai. We find women’s desire and love for women meeting the light of day as Japanese schoolgirls fall in love, and lesbian bars and clubs spread from 1920s Berlin to 1950s Buffalo. And we encounter a world of difference in the twenty-first century, as transnational concepts and lesbian identities meet local understandings of how two women might love each other. Giving voice to words from the mouths and pens of women, and from men’s prohibitions, reports, literature, art, imaginings, pornography, and court cases, Rupp also creatively employs fiction to imagine possibilities when there is no historical evidence. Sapphistries combines lyrical narrative with meticulous historical research, providing an eminently readable and uniquely sweeping story of desire, love, and sex between women around the globe from the beginning of time to the present.

The Viscount s Unconventional Bride

Author: Mary Nichols
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781426888250
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Fiction

As a member of the renowned Piccadilly Gentlemen's Club, Jonathan Leinster has been instructed to ensure the return of a runaway. Louise Vail has fled to her birthplace, hoping to find her family—but handsome Jonathan stops her in her tracks! Jonathan's task is simple: escort the spirited miss promptly home. Then he learns Louise can use a sword, play whist and has the courage of a lion! Now, Jonathan finds himself embroiled in her search—wanting to claim her as his own!

Further Tales of the City

Author: Armistead Maupin
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062112613
Release Date: 2012-01-31
Genre: Fiction

The calamity-prone residents of 28 Barbary Lane are at it again in this deliciously dark novel of romance and betrayal. While Anna Madrigal imprisons an anchorwoman in her basement, Michael Tolliver looks for love at the National Gay Rodeo, DeDe Halcyon Day and Mary Ann Singleton track a charismatic psychopath across Alaska, and society columnist Prue Giroux loses her heart to a derelict living in San Francisco park.

The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom

Author: Melissa A. Click
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317268253
Release Date: 2017-11-03
Genre: Social Science

The field of fan studies has seen exponential growth in recent years and this companion brings together an internationally and interdisciplinarily diverse group of established scholars to reflect on the state of the field and to point to new research directions. Engaging an impressive array of media texts and formats and incorporating a variety of methodologies, this collection is organized into six main sections: methods and ethics, technologies and practices, identities, race and transcultural fandom, industry, and futures. Each section concludes with a conversation among some of the field’s leading scholars and industry insiders to address a wealth of questions relevant to each section topic.

Notes from Underground

Author: Stephen Duncombe
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
ISBN: 9781621062783
Release Date: 2014-11-29
Genre: Social Science

Much history and theory is uncovered here in the first comprehensive study of zine publishing. From their origins in early 20th century science fiction cults, their more proximate roots in ‘60s counter-culture and their rapid proliferation in the wake of punk rock, Stephen Duncombe pays full due to the political importance of zines as a vital network of popular culture. He also analyzes how zines measure up to their utopian and escapist outlook in achieving fundamental social change. Packed with extracts and illustrations, he provides a useful overview of the contemporary underground in all its splendor and misery.

Framing Fan Fiction

Author: Kristina Busse
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 9781609385149
Release Date: 2017-10
Genre: Social Science

Gathering some of Kristina Busse’s essential essays on fan fiction together with new work, Framing Fan Fiction argues that understanding media fandom requires combining literary theory with cultural studies because fan artifacts are both artistic works and cultural documents. Drawing examples from a multitude of fan communities and texts, Busse frames fan fiction in three key ways: as individual and collective erotic engagement; as a shared interpretive practice in which tropes constitute shared creative markers and illustrate the complexity of fan creations; and as a point of contention around which community conflicts over ethics play out. Moving between close readings of individual texts and fannish tropes on the one hand, and the highly intertextual embeddedness of these communal creations on the other, the book demonstrates that fan fiction is simultaneously a literary and a social practice. Framing Fan Fiction deploys personal history and the interpretations of specific stories to contextualize fan fiction culture and its particular forms of intertextuality and performativity. In doing so, it highlights the way fans use fan fiction’s reimagining of the source material to explore issues of identities and peformativities, gender and sexualities, within a community of like-minded people. In contrast to the celebration of originality in many other areas of artistic endeavor, fan fiction celebrates repetition, especially the collective creation and circulation of tropes. An essential resource for scholars, Framing Fan Fiction is also an ideal starting point for those new to the study of fan fiction and its communities of writers.

Backwards to Oregon

Author: Jae
Publisher: L-Book ePublisher
ISBN: 9781934889084
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Fiction

Lesbian Fiction: Historical Fiction - "Luke" Hamilton has always been sure that she'd never marry. She accepted that she would spend her life alone when she chose to live her life disguised as a man. After working in a brothel for three years, Nora Macauley has lost all illusions about love. She no longer hopes for a man who will sweep her off her feet and take her away to begin a new, respectable life. But now they find themselves married and on the way to Oregon in a covered wagon, with two thousand miles ahead of them.

Ask Tell

Author: E.J. Noyes
Publisher: Bella Books
ISBN: 9781594936470
Release Date: 2017-01-01
Genre: Fiction

Where can you turn when you’re caught in a crossfire of war and passion? Captain Sabine Fleischer is a skilled and dedicated U.S. Army surgeon deployed to a combat hospital in Afghanistan. She is also one of the thousands of troops who are forced to serve in silence because of the military’s anti-gay policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT).” Usually driven and focused, Sabine finds that battles raging both inside and outside the perimeter walls are making it more and more difficult for her to deal with her emotions. Dealing with loss and mortality, lack of privacy, sleep deprivation, loneliness and the isolation forced on her by “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” are all taking their toll. Plus, her long-term relationship with a civilian back home is quickly becoming another casualty of war. Colonel Rebecca Keane is an enigmatic career officer who runs the surgical unit like clockwork. Well liked and respected by those who work with and under her, she walks a fine line to preserve the military’s chain of command while connecting with those under her care and supervision. Sabine knows the Colonel is way off-limits, but can’t help fantasizing about her. Especially when she starts picking up unspoken cues—a stolen glance, a secret smile, an “accidental” brush of hands. Or is it just wishful thinking? After all, Rebecca’s wedding ring shines almost as brightly as her deep blue eyes…

Officer Down

Author: Erin Dutton
Publisher:
ISBN: 1626394237
Release Date: 2015-09-15
Genre: Fiction

Veteran emergency dispatcher, Hillary O'Neal can handle any crisis, until she gets the call that destroys her confidence. Now she spends every shift dreading what could happen and doubting whether she'll be able to handle another tragedy. Olivia Dennis joined the sheriff's department for the action and to fulfill the family legacy. But she could lose both when she's caught up in an internal investigation and assigned to a security desk at the communications center.

The Dream Thieves

Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher: Scholastic UK
ISBN: 9781407139135
Release Date: 2013-09-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This is the second book in a brand new series from bestselling author, Maggie Stiefvater. Fans of SHIVER (9781407115009), LINGER (9781407121086) and FOREVER (9781407121116) will love this new quartet!

Fragmentary Blue

Author: Erica Abbott
Publisher: Bella Books
ISBN: 9781594939839
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Fiction

C.J. St. Clair's success as a police officer has brought her a new job and a fresh start with Internal Affairs in Colfax, Colorado. It's a long way from her hometown of Savannah, and among the many welcome sights on her new horizons is Alex Ryan, the head of the Detective Unit. Captain Ryan loves her department, her detectives and her family. Loving another woman isn't in the game plan, but C.J.'s southern charms are difficult to ignore. Romantic possibilities are crushed when a murder and scandal erupt within Alex's command. The system they have both sworn to uphold makes them enemies separated by mounting evidence—and there is no honorable way to cross the divide. Fragmentary Blue is a sizzling novel of forbidden attraction and heart-pounding tension from an exciting new writer!