Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Say the Word, by Jeannine Garsee

When Shawna was only seven years old her mother left her father, Jack, and moved in with her life partner. Ten years later Shawna learns of her mother’s death, and meets up with her partner, Fran, and their two kids – Arye (17), and Schmule (10). Shawna has to deal with her controlling father, who is out to ruin Fran financially, and cope with her own feelings toward gay rights, all while she embraces a budding romance and a search for her own independence.

If you liked Jeannine Garsee's earlier book Before, After, and Somebody in Between, then you you'll love her latest novel. And check out this 2009 interview with Garsee by Debbi Michiko Florence.
I really liked the part where she confessed to doing much of her writing while sitting in a local coffee shop typing away for hours and hours . . . .

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