Women on Women 3 by Various
A New Anthology of American Lesbian Fiction (No. 3)

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A generation of literary luminaries presents its best work - from the traditional to the transgressive - in this adventurous, engaging new collection. Joan Nestle and Naomi Holoch, the editors of the acclaimed "Women on Women" series, have assembled a third volume of America's best lesbian short fiction - with superb results.

Thirty-two passionate voices sing out from the page, telling their stories in tones ranging from the sweet cadences of Clover Cannady's "blueberry" to the blunt realism of Leslie Feinberg's "One Day at the Mace Factory." An erotic charge runs through the volume, tracing a pattern of desire, from the irresistibly cocky Cat Reeves in Lu Vickers's "Crystal Ball, " through Lexa Rosean's powerful religious rebellion in "A Kosher Megila, " and the vibrant heroines of Lydia Swartz's audacious "What We Do in Bed." Brilliant stylists like Rebecca Brown, Michelle Cliff, Sapphire, Jenifer Levin, and Ann Imbrie present moving narratives of love and loss that complete the collection's emotional and literary range.

 

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Shane Allison: Shane Allison is the editor of Hot Cops, Backdraft, College Boys, Gay Quickies, and Homo Thugs. His stories have been published in Best Gay Erotica, Ultimate Gay Erotica, Dorm Porn 2, Best Black Gay Erotica, Cowboys, Best Gay Bondage, Truckers, Surfer Boys, Sex by the Book and dozens of other tawdry anthologies. His first volume of poetry, Slut Machine is out from Queer Mojo an imprint of Rebel Satori Press.
 
Published June 1, 1996 by Plume. 352 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Launched 10 years ago by sexpert Susie Bright, the Herotica series has acquired a sustained following.

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Claire Youmans also thrills with ""Mortmain"" (literally, ""dead hand""), in which the death of an Italian matriarch leaves two grown children finagling themselves into the good graces of the estate executor.

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These 15 short stories by women writers about women detectives have previously appeared in either Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine or Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

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Yes, Virginia, there were women writers in the early years of the American republic, and Harris, a scholar and founder of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers, gathers extracts from the published works of 10 of these women, covering the years 1790-1830, and forming the beginning of...

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But if the collection itself is various, the series is not: it's a little disappointing to see so many names repeated from Women on Women 2 (Michelle Cliff, Gerry Pearlberg, Ellen Frye, Lexa Rosean, Lucy Jane Bledsoe, Rebecca Brown).

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