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Curious Wine Paperback – Apr 19 2011
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A masterpiece of lesbian love. -- The Sacramento Star
Subtly, beautifully, with unerring feeling, not only passion but emotion and rationale are limned. -- Mom Guess What
The focus of the novel is love: falling in love, being in love, running away from love. -- The Advocate
The ultimate lesbian love novel. -- The Lesbian News --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Katherine V. Forrest's 15 works of fiction are in translation worldwide. In addition to Curious Wine, she is the author of the lesbian classics An Emergence of Green, and Daughters of a Coral Dawn, the first novel in her award-winning lesbian-feminist utopian trilogy, and her celebrated, award-winning eight-volume Kate Delafield mystery series. Her stories, articles and reviews have appeared in national and international publications. A highly respected fiction editor, she has worked with many published authors, has edited or co-edited numerous anthologies, and conducted seminars and taught many classes in the craft of fiction.
Honors and awards include four Lambda Literary Awards, the Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement from the Publishing Triangle, the Pioneer Award from the Lambda Literary Foundation, and a profile in USA Today. Senior editor at the storied Naiad Press for ten years, she is currently supervising editor at Spinsters Ink and editor-at-large for Bella Books.
Top Customer Reviews
Curious Wine's two main characters -- Diane and Lane -- draw you in, and the others are not only great foils, but have their own tensions and issues to work through and deal with. I guess you could say there's a good deal of "CR" going on throughout the story. :)
The heart of the plot is the growing relationship between the two main characters, and the personal growth that one of them -- who had considered herself heterosexual -- has to go through to figure out what she wants for herself. Sub-plots revolve around the supporting characters' lives, and their roles in Diane's and Lane's lives.
The story's so engaging, the writing so flowing and smooth, the characters so hard to leave behind that I end up re-reading this book on a pretty regular basis. Read it, love it, read it again -- and again, and again ....
The other characters were interchangeable and very cardboard. (I kept mixing up Millie and Madge.) Diana's relationship with Jack is not explained until the end of the book. The confusion Diana "suffers" is rather mild compared to a real coming-out.
Overall, the book was a decent read. However, it does not live up to it's billing as the greatest lesbian romance ever.
Unlike too many lesbian books out there now with no character depth, no plot, no anything...
I highly recommended "Curious Wine" and "An Emergence of Green" from Katherine Forrest. My only angst here lies in the fact that all the other books Katherine has written are mysteries based on the same character. I honestly don't know why there are so many lesbian mystery books out there... :P
Most recent customer reviews
This is a classic. I read the book years ago, and wanted to read it again. It was worth the price.Published 7 months ago by kat
Excellent story . Hard to put down until finished .Have since read it twicePublished 21 months ago by M. A. Dean
The best lebian love story I read so far... I very highly recommend it-Published on July 14 2003 by An Avid Reader
This was the first book I had read by this particular author and don't know that I'll buy another. It just didn't do it for me. The language was beyond offensive. Read morePublished on June 5 2003
I did not care for this book much, it was well written as all hers is. I have picked it up and put it down several time and this isn't like me. but truly read it you might like it.Published on Oct. 3 2002