In the Spice House by Marnie Woodrow

cover of the book In the Spice HouseIn the Spice House by Marnie Woodrow
Genre: Short Story Collection (Single Author)
Published: 1996
No. of Pages: 197
No. In Series:
ISBN: 433398396
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This delicious buffet of stories will take you on a gourmandly tour of human appeitites. A funny, sexy and sometimes alarming look at questing: for real meals, real love and satisfactions of all kinds.

Shattered Rhythms by Phyllis Knight

cover of the book Shattered RhythmsShattered Rhythms by Phyllis Knight
Genre: Mystery
Published: 1994
No. of Pages:
Series: Lil Ritchie Mystery
No. In Series: 2
ISBN: 2242699
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Second mystery featuring private investigator and jazz guitar player Lil Ritchie, set at the Montreal Jazz Festival. —– From Publishers Weekly More travelogue than mystery, this lesbian private detective story begins as Maine’s music-loving PI, Lil Ritchie, is hired by bass player Ernie West to find his group’s legendary guitarist Andre Ledoux. Before disappearing, ex-addict Andre, acting as though he were on a bad trip, stole money from his sister and then skipped town. Although Lil easily locates Andre at his Aunt Eulalie’s house in Maine, she can’t get him to tell her what’s wrong, although he does agree to rejoin the band. When Andre and the band surreptitiously cross the border for the Montreal Jazz Festival, Lil follows and persuades Andre to let her hang around the band as protection. Despite this precaution, Andre is murdered and Lil, feeling responsible, hunts for his killer. She discovers that Aunt Eulalie has also been attacked and manages to find a few clues before the old woman dies. Long descriptive passages of the Maine countryside and the drives to and from Montreal further blunt the suspense of this thinly plotted story. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. From Kirkus Reviews After tracing missing jazz guitarist Andr‚ Ledoux to his Aunt Eulalie’s at the request of his bassist Ernie West, Portland p.i. Lil Ritchie goes looking for him again on her own hook, this time finding him and his band in Montreal. Andr‚ is vague about why he keeps cutting out, but he lets Lil hang on, disguised as a reporter, through the Montreal Jazz Festival (“the next few days,” Lil says, not for the first time, “were something out of an old dream for me”), where “the greatest triumph of his life” is spoiled by his murder. Even more shocking, somebody’s attacked Aunt Eulalie, who only has time to accuse “the demon on the TV” before she dies too. Luckily, Lil, who’s an engagingly low-profile lesbian heroine but not much of a detective, recognizes a phone number on a telltale matchbook–and that’s all, folks. So dominated by Lil’s affection and grief for Andr‚ (she confronts the killer with the annihilating accusation, “You killed pure and sweet music, and no one–no one–has that right”) that it’s less a mystery than a three-day wake. — Copyright ©1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Gay & Lesbian Youth by Gail Barbara Stewart

cover of the book Gay & Lesbian YouthGay & Lesbian Youth by Gail Barbara Stewart
Genre: Social Sciences; Young Adult Nonfiction
Published: 1997
No. of Pages: 112
No. In Series:
ISBN: 9781560063377
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From School Library Journal Gr 8 Up–In each of these well-written titles, Stewart profiles four teens trying to cope with gay or lesbian sexual orientations or an intolerably dysfunctional home. Based on extensive personal interviews, the books are authentic and brutally honest. Although some of the black-and-white photographs look posed, they are effectively placed and personalize the narratives. These books have definite YA appeal, particularly for reluctant readers. The weaknesses of the series, however, begin with a title that could be perceived as validating separation and an attempt to cover a gamut of conditions (‘otherness’) too broad for any common denominator. There is something troubling about placing a book about young gays and lesbians in a lineup that includes teenage prisoners and gang members. Further disappointments are posed by the choice of subjects. It’s hard for readers to focus on just one aspect of the subjects’ lives, such as sexuality, when in many instances the youths are also facing poor relationships; low socioeconomic status; plus school, health, or legal difficulties. ‘The Other America’ series may belong in some collections because of its readability, but the presentation has both the limited appeal and the questionable value of television talk shows that offer viewers models of misery. Teens in similar situations may draw some comfort from reading these sketches, but aside from a brief list of further reading, addresses of a handful of support organizations, and a few other suggestions, there is little substantive information in these pages. Sue A. Norkeliunas, Arlington Senior High School, LaGrangeville, NY Copyright 1997 Cahners Business Information, Inc. Product Description First-person accounts of four homosexual Americans–three teenagers and a twenty-year-old university student.

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Out Front by Don Shewey

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Genre: Performing Arts
Published: 1988
No. of Pages: 564
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ISBN: 9780802110411
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Contents: This milestone collection, forged in the crucible of the modern gay experience and tempered in the chill world of AIDS, reflects the enormous vitality and deeply rooted humanity of a community face-to-face with questions of self-identification, cultural oppression, and life and death. Taken all together, Out Front’s eleven plays offer an extraordinary portrait of a complex, diverse, fascinating and always challenging world. ~ Street Theater, by Doric Wilson ~ Bent, by Martin Sherman ~ Execution of Justice, by Emily Mann ~ The Well of Horniness, by Holly Hughes ~ A Weekend Near Madison, by Kathleen Tolan ~ Remedial English, by Evan Smith ~ Forget Him, by Harvey Fierstein ~ The Lisbon Traviata, by Terrence McNally ~ The Fairy Garden, by Harry Kondoleon ~ Jerker, or The Helping Hand, by Robert Chesley ~ As Is, by William M. Hoffman