Ricochet in Time [NOOK Book]

Overview

Being hated is an ugly, but very real experience, even in the land of “Minnesota Nice” where no one wants to believe discrimination exists.

But, what if you were hated for just being who you are? What if you were hated, not for what how you looked or what you believed in, but because of who you chose to love?

Danielle “Dani” Corbett and her girlfriend Meg O’Donnell know ...
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Ricochet in Time

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Overview

Being hated is an ugly, but very real experience, even in the land of “Minnesota Nice” where no one wants to believe discrimination exists.

But, what if you were hated for just being who you are? What if you were hated, not for what how you looked or what you believed in, but because of who you chose to love?

Danielle “Dani” Corbett and her girlfriend Meg O’Donnell know firsthand what hatred can cost. After a vicious and intentional attack fueled by nothing more than hatred, Meg is dead and Dani is left physically injured and emotionally scarred. Since her injury prevents Dani from fleeing on her motorcycle, which is her normal response to a crisis, she must find a way to deal with her grief and rage. But as one door has closed for Dani, another opens when Grace Beaumont, a young woman who works as a physical therapist at the hospital where Dani is treated, befriends her and helps her to heal.

With Grace's friendship and the help of Grace’s aunts, Estelline and Ruth, Dani manages to get through the ordeal of bringing Dani’s attacker and Meg’s killer to justice. Through her emotional journey Dani finds love, acceptance, and family.

Filled with memorable characters, RICOCHET IN TIME is the story of one lonely woman’s fight for justice – and her struggle to resolve the troubles of her past and find a place in a world where she belongs.
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Editorial Reviews

The Independent Gay Writer - Ronald L. Donaghe
"[Lake's] characters are deep-bodied, multidimensional, and convincing... Meet Ruth and Estelline, Grace, Bryce, Cleve, and a whole host of distinct characters, all of whom interact in various important ways with Dani as she fights her way back to full health from her physical injuries and emotional pain. You'll have to read the book to see if the perpetrator of the hate crime is brought to justice. The outcome is far more surprising than you can guess. -Ronald L. Donaghe, author of COMMON SONS
Lavender Magazine
"Considered one of the best authors of modern lesbian fiction, her work--part action, part drama, and part romance--gleefully defies categorization."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012316530
  • Publisher: Launch Point Press
  • Publication date: 11/5/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 308
  • Sales rank: 420,256
  • File size: 355 KB

Meet the Author

Lori L. Lake is the award-winning author of numerous novels and collections of short stories and anthologies. She is a 2007 recipient of the Alice B. Reader Appreciation Award, and in addition to a 2005 Lambda Literary Finalist in the anthology category, Lori has been the recipient of nine Stonewall Society Literary Awards. Have Gun We'll Travel was a 2006 Golden Crown Literary Award Finalist, and in 2007 she won the Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award and a Golden Crown Literary Award for Snow Moon Rising. Lori lived in Minnesota for 26 years but re-located to Portland, Oregon, in 2009. She presents seminars and workshops on writing topics such as character building, plot, the writing process, the writing life, mystery structure, and form and structure in the modern novel. When she's not working at her computer, you can find her at the local movie house, singing with the Portland Lesbian Choir, or curled up in a chair reading. Lori very much likes to hear from her readers. You can find out more about her via her website: www.LoriLLake.com.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2004

    Top-Notch

    Lesbian fiction is getting better and better! This book has a big following, and I can see why: top-notch all the way. Great characters, solid story, nice pace and structuring. There's nothing flashy or shocking or annoying about this book; it's just good, old fashioned storytelling!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2002

    Lori Does it Again

    I first discovered Lori Lake when I read the online versions of Gun Shy and Under the Gun. I was so impressed by the way Lori told her stories that I had to purchase Gun Shy and Ricochet In Time (which was only available in printed form). Now I am eagerly awaiting the release of Under the Gun, as Lori has proven time and again, that she is an exceptional author who I have added to the ranks of my ¿must have¿ book collection. Ricochet In Time dealt with a subject that I personally have troubles understanding ¿ hate crimes. I was terribly moved by the story of Danielle Corbett. Lori takes us from that fateful day that started out as a peaceful drive in the country for Dani and Meg, and turns into a nightmare at the hands of a person so full of hate and intolerance that he thinks nothing of mowing these people down on a deserted road and leaving them for dead. This story follows the results of this person¿s actions; how Dani comes to terms with the loss of Meg, and her inability to allow people to help her when she needs them the most. There are some very strong characters in this story. Right from Dani down to the three strangers (Grace, Ruth and spunky Estelline) that are willing to help Dani heal both physically and mentally from the accident that brought them together, the criminal trial and from the events in her past that prevent Dani from letting anyone get close to her emotionally before feeling the need to run away. I can¿t say enough about how good an author I think Lori Lake is. I found this book to be very thought provoking and even long after having read the last word, I find myself thinking back to how this book had touched on so many emotions. I laughed, I definitely cried, but mostly it made me think about the world around me and appreciate that there are far more tolerant and caring people out there and that maybe someday we won¿t have to experience firsthand or read about how someone was harmed or bullied for being perceived as ¿different¿. We all deserve to love and be loved. If you haven¿t read Lori¿s books yet, you are really missing out. I highly recommend them all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2002

    Suspense With The Feel Of Silk

    It is no wonder that Lori Lake's books are best sellers. Her characters are deep-bodied, multidimensional, and convincing. Her plots unfold like pedals on a flower, coming to full bloom at just the right moment. Ricochet in Time is no exception. When Dani and her lover Meg are victims of a hate crime at the beginning of the story, it is anybody's guess how the plot will develop. Will the killer get away with it? Will Dani be able to pull herself together enough to pursue justice for her slain partner? Or will she run away as she has from trouble in the past? The interesting point, here, is that this particular plot element becomes the background for a much more interesting story. Meet Ruth and Estelline, Grace, Bryce, Cleve, and a whole host of distinct characters, all of whom interact in various important ways with Dani as she fights her way back to full health from her physical injuries and emotional pain. You'll have to read the book to see if the perpetrator of the hate crime is brought to justice. The outcome is far more surprising than you can guess. Ronald L. Donaghe is the author of The Blind Season and a professional book reviewer for Foreword Magazine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2002

    2nd Best Book I Read in 2001

    I read 17 books in 2001, and this is the 2nd best of the lot. (Only GUN SHY, also by this author, was better). I could really relate to the hero, Dani, but also to Grace, Ruth, and Estelline. FINALLY an author who writes older people with affection and truth! Like Luella in her GUN SHY novel, Ruth and Estelline are wise, interesting, and entertaining characters. I would *love* to read their story in a novel some day! I highly recommend this book, even though it starts out filled with pain and anguish. As you read through it, you will be filled with a lot of emotions, and you will wish you knew these people.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2001

    Wow! What a surprise!

    I bought this book on a whim...and what a surprise it was. Well-written action, good plot, wonderful characters in Dani, Grace, Ruth, and Estelline. Dani's fight for justice reminded me of what could have happened for Brandon Teena if only the people in the criminal justice system had listened. I couldn't put this one down, and I recommend it to anyone who likes a good romance, well-told. Two thumbs up!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2001

    The Read of a Lifetime

    Some have called Ricochet in Time an uber novel. I suppose it is that. It is also a work that transcends that definition and is, in the opinion of this writer, destined to become a classic. If I believed in such a thing as ¿the great American novel¿ I would say this is IT. Hands down. No questions asked. RiT is simply one of the best books I have ever had the privilege of reading. This is not a sci-fi novel of aliens and time travel. It is so much more than that. Ricochet in Time is a book that has the mystical power to make time stand still, at least for the reader. From the first pass of your eyes as they move along the opening paragraphs, you will be swept away. It is not a foreign place to which the writer takes us. Rather, she gives us a closer look at the small town world in which we all live. That Lori Lake allows us to see the bigot, the hate-monger, the wounded child and the soul healer with equal clarity speaks volumes as to not only her gift but also her humanity. Simply put: if you read only one book this year, let it be this one.

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