Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Biting the Apple: Lucy Jane Bledsoe

This is one of Dipstick's favorite writers. Any of you Portland peeps who are in town on Thursday, please come and see this amazing lesbian writer read from her latest novel. The book was just announced as a finalist for the Lambda Book Awards.

Broadway Books
Thursday, March 20, 7:00 p.m.
1714 N.E. Broadway
Portland, 97232

One woman's authentic search to discover what matters."
-- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"With its appealing cast of strong, unusual women characters and its sophisticated sense of humor (a life coach who is a kleptomaniac is just one of many delicious ironies), Bledsoe’s fourth novel is a deftly written take on the search for authenticity."
-- Booklist

“A haunting and profoundly satisfying novel.” -- Lambda Book Report

"Bledsoe's sleek fourth novel, packed with complex female characters...is an intelligent, introspective, and smartly sarcastic story about the shackles of the past, the pressures of a present built on falsehoods, and the promise of reinvention and renewal in the future." -- Bookmarks 10 Best Books of the Year

"There's a glow about [Eve Glass] that none of the other characters in Bledsoe's brilliant new novel seem able to resist.... What is finally so magical about Biting the Apple is Bledsoe's analysis of expectations.... In stunning prose Bledsoe captures the difficulty of letting go of these expectations--and the promising quiet that follows." --AfterEllen.com

Here's a previous post I wrote about her last time in town.

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