A Letter to Harvey Milk by Leslea Newman
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This poignant and humorous collection of stories offers a fresh perspective on current issues such as homosexuality and anti-Semitism and lends a unique voice to those experiencing growing pains and self-discovery. Newman’s readers accompany her quirky Jewish characters through all types of experiences from an initial lesbian sexual encounter to being sequestered in a college apartment after paranoid Holocaust flashbacks. In these stories characters anxiously discover their lesbian identities while beginning to understand, and finally to embrace, their Jewish heritage. The title story, "A Letter to Harvey Milk," was the second place finalist in the Raymond Carver Short Story Competition.
 

About Leslea Newman

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Lesléa Newman is the author of more than 50 books for adults and children, including The Eight Nights of Chanukah. She lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts. David Slonim has written and illustrated many children's books. He lives in Anderson, Indiana.
 
Published April 1, 1988 by Firebrand Books. 176 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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These nine stories focus on an array of Jewish and lesbian concerns with a refreshing candor and lack of self-consciousness. The opening piece, ``The Gift,'' introduces a theme that runs throughout th

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