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Women on Women 3: A New Anthology of American Lesbian Fiction (1996)

by Joan Nestle (Editor), Naomi Holoch (Editor)

Other authors: Lucy Jane Bledsoe (Contributor), Rebecca Brown (Contributor), Clover L. Cannady (Contributor), Mary Beth Caschetta (Contributor), Michelle Cliff (Contributor)27 more, Nisa Donnelly (Contributor), Elana Dykewoman (Contributor), Leslie Feinberg (Contributor), Ellen Frye (Contributor), Frankie Hucklenbroich (Contributor), Ann Imbrie (Contributor), Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz (Contributor), Sarah Lane (Contributor), Jenifer Levin (Contributor), Catherine Lewis (Contributor), Cynthia Lollar (Contributor), Kate Millett (Contributor), Hilary Mullins (Contributor), Gerry Gomez Pearlberg (Contributor), Leslie Pietrzyk (Contributor), Minnie Bruce Pratt (Contributor), Susan Fox Rogers (Contributor), Lexa Roséan (Contributor), Sapphire (Contributor), Sarah Schulman (Contributor), Ann Allen Shockley (Contributor), Barbara Smith (Contributor), Linda Smukler (Contributor), Lydia Swartz (Contributor), Sheila Ortiz Taylor (Contributor), Lu Vickers (Contributor), Riki Anne Wilchins (Contributor)

Series: Anthology of American Lesbian Fiction (3)

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This is a diverse collection of twenty-eight pieces of short fiction from established and newly discovered writers, reflecting the emotional, political and literary issues of the lesbian community.

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this collection of short stories is far and away better than the first in the series (i think it's the last of 3, at least with these editors). there were only a couple of stories that i wanted to skip and many that led me to check out other works by a number of the authors. ( )
  overlycriticalelisa | Apr 2, 2013 |
A collection of lesbian stories - some are real stand outs others are merely "there". All are fairly well written, mostly personal stories. Fairly good reading. ( )
  andersonden | Dec 16, 2008 |
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Nestle, JoanEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Holoch, NaomiEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bledsoe, Lucy JaneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brown, RebeccaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cannady, Clover L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Caschetta, Mary BethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cliff, MichelleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Donnelly, NisaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dykewoman, ElanaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Feinberg, LeslieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Frye, EllenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hucklenbroich, FrankieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Imbrie, AnnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kaye/Kantrowitz, MelanieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lane, SarahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Levin, JeniferContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lewis, CatherineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lollar, CynthiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Millett, KateContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mullins, HilaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pearlberg, Gerry GomezContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pietrzyk, LeslieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pratt, Minnie BruceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rogers, Susan FoxContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Roséan, LexaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
SapphireContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schulman, SarahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shockley, Ann AllenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, BarbaraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smukler, LindaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Swartz, LydiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Taylor, Sheila OrtizContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Vickers, LuContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilchins, Riki AnneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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This is a diverse collection of twenty-eight pieces of short fiction from established and newly discovered writers, reflecting the emotional, political and literary issues of the lesbian community.

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This groundbreaking collection brings together 28 stunning stories by literary talents never before assembled in a single volume. With contributions from both established and bright new voices in lesbian fiction, Women on Women ranges from the subtlety and restraint of Willa Cather's "Tommy, the Unsentimental" to Sapphire's daring and highly erotic "Eat" and Valerie Miner's suspenseful "Trespassing." Some of the stories are universal in theme - the joy and excitement of new romance, the ageless problems of family life, and the pain of lost love and of death. And many are written by or about members of racial, ethnic, and other minorities within the gay community. These are stories that offer stirring, eloquent, often passionate insights into the lesbian experience in a long-overdue collection that represents the best of lesbian short fiction from past to present.
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