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Posted December 1, 2006
Midwest Book Review: December 2006
At long last, we finally have an anthology of stories and excerpts from fifteen of Canada's very best lesbian writers. From the gutsy feel of Dionne Brand's heroine to the beauty of language in Lydia Kwa's work to the subtle humor Marnie Woodrow employs, each of these short pieces is a wonderful read. Skillfully selected and introduced by editors Catherine Lake and Nairne Holtz, each piece includes notes from the writer to acquaint us with the attitudes and ideas of each woman and ends with a brief bio for that author. US readers may be familiar with the work of Ann-Marie MacDonald, Karen X. Tulchinsky, Nicole Brossard, and Emma Donoghue, but the other fantastic lesbian authors here are also writing remarkable fiction. Anne Fleming, Larissa Lai, Elizabeth Ruth, Marion Douglas, Jane Eaton Hamilton, Shani Mootoo, Luanne Armstrong, and Daphne Marlatt should not be missed. Editor Catherine Lake, in the Editor's Note, writes: 'We are not only a readership but also a community that thrives on the words, images, and creativity of our writers.' This collection is chock-full of marvelous words and images by some wonderfully creative writers who are writing outside the margin, and I highly recommend it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.