Solitaire and Brahms

Solitaire and Brahms A reflective novel of emerging lesbian identity set in Shelby Camden is a young career woman who wonders why her engagement and impending marriage seem to constrict her to the point of depressio

  • Title: Solitaire and Brahms
  • Author: Sarah Dreher
  • ISBN: 9780934678858
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback
  • A reflective novel of emerging lesbian identity, set in 1962.Shelby Camden is a young career woman who wonders why her engagement and impending marriage seem to constrict her to the point of depression and drink Then she meets her new neighbor, the independent Fran Jarvis with whom she finds she can share her innermost thoughts They begin to understand what they mean toA reflective novel of emerging lesbian identity, set in 1962.Shelby Camden is a young career woman who wonders why her engagement and impending marriage seem to constrict her to the point of depression and drink Then she meets her new neighbor, the independent Fran Jarvis with whom she finds she can share her innermost thoughts They begin to understand what they mean to each other.

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    1. So relieved I still love this. It's a shame it didn't receive the care it deserved when it was digitized. Not a whole lot but still too many OCR errors.

    2. It's been a while since a book sucked me in like this one did (there may have been some sneaky reading at work). A well-observed and moving coming out story. Recommended for fans of Carol who want something similar.

    3. So far as I know this is Sarah Dreher's only novel that isn't a Stoner McTavish story. I really liked most of the Stoner books so I was looking forward to reading this one. Not that it's new; it was published in 1997, but I only learned about Dreher's work a couple of years ago and it's been fun catching up.This is the story of a woman's coming out, not only to others, but to herself. But, it's set in the early sixties during Kennedy's presidency. Coming out then often had far more serious conse [...]

    4. I really enjoyed reading this. I wanted to keep reading, but didn't want it to end. The book is set in 1962 and follows a 6 month period in the life of 25 year old Shelby Camden. She is engaged to be married the next year and has a very controlling mother. Shelby is constantly getting migraines and begins to contemplate suicide with all the pressure put upon her by family and friends. Early on in the book, Shelby meets Fran Jarvis who moves into the house where she lives. Her friendship with Fra [...]

    5. WowThis was a book I didn't want to end. Well written and insightful and for those of us over the hill lesbians a jolting reminder o f the not so pleasant past. I had forgotten the extent we went through to hide our private lives. This is a wonderful book that I highly recommend to young and old alike.

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