Ok, so I haven’t read the whole book. But the pages on Amazon are pretty funny (if a little dated – it was published in 1995) – almost a look back in time at our gay past. And for less than $6 it’s certainly worth a giggle.
$6 from Powell’s
Filed under: books | Tags: bittersweet, book, fiction, lesbian fiction, nevada barr, novel
I haven’t had time to track down another good (or mediocre) movie this week, so instead let me introduce you to one of my favorite works of lesbian fiction ever. I first started reading Nevada Barr because of her Park Service mystery novels (which are great), but I picked up a copy of her first novel, Bittersweet. I had never really liked historical fiction or the western genre until I read this, and then I realized that I just hadn’t related to any of the other historical fiction I had read. This is a sweet, if sometimes heartbreaking, novel about the love of two women and the measures they have to go through to hide it. It’s also a lot better written than my summary.
$10.07 from Amazon
Yeah, we all know the recession sucks. That doesn’t mean you can’t take a vacation this summer. Use these new day- and weekend-trip guides by Lonely Planet to find fun things to do in your own part of the US or use them to find unique things to do on a longer vacation.
$19.99 from Lonely Planet
This book is fantastic. It doesn’t have all of the US’s national parks, but it has the big ones you’ve definately heard of – like Crater Lake and Sequoia – and some smaller ones you may not have. Did you know that there is a national park in the Virgin Islands? I know I didn’t, and now I’m totally looking for a job there.
$16.50 from Amazon