Rainbow Gap

By Lee Lynch

Blue Collar
Coming Out
Friends to Lovers Romance
Small Town Romances
Workplace Romance

Jaudon Vicker and Berry Garland are polar opposites yet know they are meant to be together. Growing up in steamy backcountry Central Florida, they fight each other’s battles: Berry protects boyish Jaudon from bullies, Jaudon gives the abandoned Berry roots. They pledge that nothing will part them, not a changing Florida nor a changing America, not Berry’s quest for her spiritual path, nor Jaudon’s ambition for her family's business. When the war in Vietnam, politics, police, rough times, society itself, and other women threaten to come between them, their bond grows deeper. In the safety of their secluded tree house hideaway, they learn to dream, dance—and to make love.

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That Old Studebaker

By Lee Lynch

Blue Collar

Andy Blaine searches for the lover who has left her. Her odyssey will take her across the United States and a world of changes.

A Classic Title - Original Naiad Press Edition. Good condition.

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An American Queer

By Lee Lynch

New York City
Provincetown
Small Town Romances

This collection of Lee Lynch's columns chronicles over a quarter century of queer life in the United States, from the last decades of the twentieth century into the twenty-first.

"From the beginning of my writing career, I just wanted to write about lesbian/gay life as I experienced it. Like so many, I came from a place of great isolation. At the same time, being gay filled me with great pride and joy. Writers Jane Rule, Isabelle Miller, Radclyffe Hall, Valerie Taylor, Ann Bannon, and Vin Packer gave me inspiration and even the lesbian companionship I needed as a baby dyke. More than anything, I want to give to gay people what those writers gave me. And I want to do it well enough that my words might someday be considered literature and, as such, might endure because, as open as some societies have become, there are always haters, and cycles of oppression. Our writers strengthen us, offer a sense of solidarity and validation that we are both more than our sexualities and are among the best that humanity offers."

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Morton River Valley

By Lee Lynch

The Morton River Trilogy | Book 2
Blue Collar
Friends & Community
Small Town Romances
Financial gap/Class disparity

From Toothpick House to The Raid, Lee Lynch has given us our most heart-touching stories of lesbian life. Join her again in Morton River Valley when Texan Paris Collins comes to town and gets to know the characters from the acclaimed Morton River Valley trilogy.

Paris Collins changes jobs and homes every two years. Always, she leaves behind an astonished lover who refused to believe that Paris would move on. Now she's taken a job in a dying New England industrial town where she meets Peg Jacob, a tempting local from an old Yankee family. Paris gets caught up in protecting the town from environmental threats and education budget cuts. And in protecting an angry gay kid from an impoverished, frightened and angry town. Does she also want to protect herself from Peg Jacob?

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The Raid

By Lee Lynch

Blue Collar
Friends & Community

Before Stonewall, having a drink with friends or your girl could mean jail.

In 1961, The Old Town Tavern is more than just a gay bar. It's a home to strangers who have become family. Murph, the dapper unschooled storyteller. Rockie Solomon, the gentle, generous observer. Lisa Jelane, in all her lonely dignity. Gorgeous Paul, so fragile, and his twin (straight?) sister Cissy. Deej, the angry innocent. Norman, plump and queenly lover of a college professor who's happiest in schoolmarm drag. Harry Van Epps, police officer, and old Dr. Everett, "family" physician. They drink, they dance, they fall in lust and in love. They don't even know who the enemy is, only that it is powerful enough to order the all-too-willing vice squad to destroy the bar and their lives.

Would these women and men still have family, a job, a place to live after...The Raid?

This was how it was done then, this was the gay life, and this is the resilient gay will.

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Rafferty Street

By Lee Lynch

The Morton River Trilogy | Book 3
Blue Collar
Friends & Community
Homecoming
Small Town Romances
In this final, stand-alone volume of the Morton River Valley Trilogy, Annie Heaphy, beloved hero of Lynch's classic Toothpick House, has moved to the Valley and reunited with her old crowd. She loves her job driving for a sheltered workshop--until being gay becomes an issue. Valley gays unite to defend her as she dabbles in love with the right, and wrong, women. Readers rave about catching up with their old friends Lynch's characters and about the warm, engaging way she tells the story. Whitney Scott, in Booklist, said, "Lynch portrays a lesbian-gay community of enormous range, strength, and diversity." In Rafferty Street, Sarah Aldridge called Lynch ""...a mature novelist who retains the freshness of a young writer."
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Dusty's Queen of Hearts Diner

By Lee Lynch

The Morton River Trilogy | Book 1
Blue Collar
Friends & Community
Small Town Romances
Dusty Reilly fled life on shore for the safety of a Naval career, but there was no escape from women who wanted her - and who made a peacetime military as dangerous as any war. She goes back home to her little factory town and there starts the saga of the diner. Dusty and Elly, both characters from Lynch's novel Toothpick House, along with their blind friend Grace, the fiery old lesbians Gussie and Nan, lively gay Jake and their non-gay co-workers wage the battle of their lives to keep the dream of Dusty's Queen of Hearts Diner thriving in the face of powerful bigotry.

Erotic, dramatic and very real, this is the celebrated first book of The Morton River Trilogy.
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The Swashbuckler

By Lee Lynch

New York City
Blue Collar
Friends & Community
Big City
Provincetown

Frenchy Tonneau leaves her closeted home in the Bronx for the bars of New York City, the freedom of Provincetown, and the liberation of Greenwich Village in the 1960s and 1970s. Her hangouts, her women, her small yet universal world tell the stories of the times—and the stories of lesbians today. A timeless journey and a riveting read, The Swashbuckler is heart-wrenching, heartwarming, and unforgettable.

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Toothpick House

By Lee Lynch

Blue Collar
Coming Out
Friends & Community
Big City
Financial gap/Class disparity
Irrepressible Annie Heaphy, a cab driver from the bars, meets Victoria Locke, a feminist Yale student, and the love story of the eraand for the agesensues. A classic romance introducing many of Lynch's iconic characters who captured the hearts of generations of lesbians and remain among the most popular today.
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Beggar of Love

By Lee Lynch

New York City
Blue Collar
Financial gap/Class disparity
Big City
Friends & Community
Good girls/Bad girls

Jefferson is the lover every woman wants to be—or to have.

Magnetically attractive, athletic, alcoholic, Jefferson is an anchorless innocent wandering through a world of women who can resist her no more than she can resist them. Never lacking a lover, Jefferson knows little of love; brought up on the right side of the tracks, she's drawn to the wild side. Every lesbian has known Jefferson—or is Jefferson.

Not since The Well of Loneliness has there been a lesbian novel of this scope. But much has changed since then...

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Home in Your Hands

By Lee Lynch

This is a many-faceted, all lesbian-themed collection, with stories about first love in old age; the scene in a lesbian bar; young women in a new stage of physical intimacy; romance and eroticism; lovers and friends.

A Classic Title - Original Naiad Press Edition. Good condition.
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Sue Slate Private Eye

By Lee Lynch

Popular novelist Lee Lynch brings us a delightful romp through the world of hard-boiled detectives with her feline characters Sue Slate and Tallulah Mimosa.

A Classic Title - Original Naiad Press Edition. Good condition.
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