Tag Archives: literature

“how to live with the baggage of life”: A Review of Jane Rule’s Memoir TAKING MY LIFE

I want to start off this review with a confession: Taking My Life, legendary Canadian lesbian writer Jane Rule’s memoir, was given to me as a review copy for this blog not long after I first began it in 2012. … Continue reading

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Books to Read after a Lesbian Break-up

I’m a big believer in the power of books to fix any kind of problem.  So, of course, since I’m going through a break-up, I turned to my somewhat massive collection of books for comfort and I guess all sorts … Continue reading

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A Queer Collection Indeed: A Review of Zhush Redux: An OUTwrites Anthology

How did it take me so long to hear about OUTwrites, a bi-monthly queer writing collective based out of Toronto?  Even more exciting is the fact that this group has a published version of some of their respective members’ works … Continue reading

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Best Queer Women’s Books of 2013 (that I read, anyway)

It’s that time of year again!  I have to say looking over what was published this year, I feel a bit behind. I just got a copy of Nicola Griffith’s epic early Medieval novel about the bisexual saint named Hild … Continue reading

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A Dark, Promising Debut: A Review of Andrea Routley’s Jane and the Whales

If you’ve been following the goings-on in queer Can lit, you’ll likely recognize this name: Andrea Routley.  Just in case: Routley is the founder and editor of Plenitude, Canada’s queer literary magazine based out of Victoria.  I’ve been really impressed … Continue reading

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