Haunted Hearths & Sapphic Shades is a succulent anthology of lesbian ghost stories. Catherine Lundoff has done a brilliant job of editing together this masterful collection of tales that are sure to excite the reader both lesbian and otherwise.
Many of the stories illuminate the love that a woman can have for another woman. In some cases the specter serves as an image of tragic longing like M.E. Cooper reveals in Midnight Confession. M. Christian introduces us to the idea of an apparition serving as a warning, to remind the living of a life worthy of reclamation in The One I Left Behind. A hand full of the tales, merge the past with the present day as in A Quiet Love by Suzan Tesssier. While Marylyn Janye Lewis writes in A Path To The Woods of the lives of two lovers who find themselves separated by the thin veil between the dead and the living.
The intriguing tapestry of writers also includes: Sacchi Green, Dayle A. Dermatis, Kathleen Bradean, Brenta Blevens, Selina Rosen, Lyn McConchie, Jean Roberta, Katie Welsh, L.C. Jordan, Elise Matthesen, Ka Vang, Lynn Jamneck and Melissa Scott.
I found myself wanting to languish of every story, wishing they would not end.
- Perfect Paperback: 268 pages
- Publisher: Lethe Press (May 15, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1590211626
- ISBN-13: 978-1590211625
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