Publisher’s Weekly Review

This is so cool. There’s nothing better than working really hard on a project and then getting some great feedback from an entity like Publisher’s Weekly! The book’s website is www.dearjohnilovejane.com and it would be awesome if you could go over to its facebook page and LIKE it : )

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Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write About Leaving Men for Women

Edited by Candace Walsh and Laura Andre, Seal, $16.95 trade paper (256p) ISBN 978-1-58005-339-6

There are plenty of coming-out stories on the market, important but familiar tales of women who knew from childhood that they were “different” and the ways in which they forged their own paths in a heterosexual world.

The women in this refreshing anthology come from a different angle entirely. After decades of heterosexuality–frequently perfectly fulfilling–they meet a woman who turns their world upside down. Initially shocked–am I gay? Or is it just her?–they experience a shift in identity that is as welcome as it is unexpected. Some of their husbands and boyfriends are supportive; others are not. Some of the women are still with the woman who prompted the change; some are with another, or in an open marriage with men, or still exploring their identities.

All speak of occupying a strange place on the spectrum of sexuality: “I won’t insult my past self by saying I was in denial or confused. I am a textbook example of the fluidity of sexuality,” writes one contributor. These stories are often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and always brave as they reveal an often-overlooked arena of sexuality. (Nov.)

 


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