Stone Blues

I’ve been sitting around all week trying to think of what to say about the wonderful Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg, a Lambda award-winning novel first published in 1993. I couldn’t decide how to possibly summarize what a wonderful job Feinberg does of giving an honest, simple, true voice to pre-Stonewall LGBTQ communities, to …

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“Frank” and Lauren Groff and Susan Sarandon and Octavia Butler

I had a friend, an avid reader, who said something several years ago that stuck with me. It may not sound very enlightened, particularly if you’re predisposed to enjoying 20th century women’s fiction. I don’t like to name names…well, it was Brian Forte, but let’s call him “Frank,” to protect his reputation. (He doesn’t read …

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