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a lovely mishmash of opinions interspersed with moments of clarity and vision by a vegan lesbian feminist mystery-loving, history-loving reader and writer.


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The More I Owe You: A Novel
Michael Sledge
The Lifelong Activist: How to Change the World without Losing Your Way
Hillary Rettig
Queer Ecologies: Sex, Nature, Politics, Desire
Catriolina Mortimer-Sandilands, Bruce Erickson
Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America (Between Men--Between Women)
Lillian Faderman
The Healing Earth
Philip Sutton Chard
Revolt and Crisis in Greece: Between a Present Yet to Pass and a Future Still to Come
Dimitris Dalakoglou, Antonis Vradis

Island of Lost Girls: A Novel

Island of Lost Girls - Jennifer McMahon This is a very readable book - that's one thing in its favor. There is an aura of creepiness about it, but all too soon it veers off into Lifetime Movie territory, and has far too much similarity to McMahon's first book, which I read a couple years ago. I don't find the characters particularly likable, and I am really offended by (spoilers coming up; if you plan to read this book do not read the rest of this review) -- offended by the ease with which Lizzy returns for the purpose of forgiving her dead father.
The denouement is anticlimactic; the characters, except for the young Lizzy, are for the most part unsympathetic, particularly Tock. Bleh. A disappointment. I gave it three stars because it was, for the first 2/3, immensely readable.