Haunted Hearths & Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories

Haunted Hearths Sapphic Shades Lesbian Ghost Stories At their heart ghost stories are often domestic tales and so there is little wonder why women have been some of the finest tellers of such stories cautionary tales and stories where oppression is av

  • Title: Haunted Hearths & Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories
  • Author: Catherine Lundoff Melissa Scott Dayle A. Dermatis Suzan Tessier Kathleen Bradean Brenta Blevins M.E. Cooper Jean Roberta
  • ISBN: 9781590211625
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Paperback
  • At their heart, ghost stories are often domestic tales, and so there is little wonder why women have been some of the finest tellers of such stories cautionary tales and stories where oppression is avenged by the grim ethereal, of lovers lost to life but who refuse to part This rich tradition finds new voices in Haunted Hearths and Sapphic Shades.Early ghost stories areAt their heart, ghost stories are often domestic tales, and so there is little wonder why women have been some of the finest tellers of such stories cautionary tales and stories where oppression is avenged by the grim ethereal, of lovers lost to life but who refuse to part This rich tradition finds new voices in Haunted Hearths and Sapphic Shades.Early ghost stories are filled with characters that can be read as coded lesbians maiden aunts and spinsters lurking at the fringe of mortal life But here are seventeen authors who have spun words that are fresh These shades vary from the eerie to the romantic These are phantoms who may well menace or linger long in the dreams of readers Contributors include Sacchi Green, Marilyn Jaye Lewis, Jean Roberta, Melissa Scott, and Kaite Welsh Editor Catherine Lundoff is a Golden Crown Literary Award winning author of lesbian speculative fiction.

    One thought on “Haunted Hearths & Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories”

    1. I may be biased, but I liked this anthology. This is a collection of lesbian ghost stories that are more speculative fiction than outright horror - and for that I’m rather grateful. I like horror, but if the book had been focused on terror and gore, many of these stories would have been overlooked and that would be a shame. There’s a very strong line up with stories that give a good range – some spooky, some poignant, some funny, some quirky and some that are rather thought-provoking. A ni [...]

    2. 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 otherwiseFor the entire review please go to the Best Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Review site on the web, Bitten By Books for the review of Haunted Hearths & Sapphic Shades in it's entirety. You won't be sorry.

    3. This collection of lesbian ghost stories doesn't go overboard with the creepy overdone ghostly tropes. There was a nice mix of serious and sweet with a few tales that really tugged on the heartstrings and a dash of silliness.Unlike some themed anthologies, the writing and copy-editing were uniformly good.

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