Category Archives: GLBT True Tales

A Report From Winter by Wayne Courtois

Rating: 8/10 ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 

Title: A Report from Winter
Author: Wayne Courtois
Genre: Memoir
URL: Amazon
Price: US$18.00

Summary (from the publisher): It’s January 1998, and the author is returning “home” after a ten-year absence to a Maine winter that’s even more brutal than usual. His mother, Jennie, is dying of cancer; she is well cared for, but unable to speak.  Needing support, Wayne calls on his longtime partner, Ralph, who heads northeast for his first exposure to the Maine cold. It’s also his first brush with Wayne’s family, including a feisty aunt and an emotionally distant brother. The contrast between a nurturing gay relationship and dysfunctional family bonds is as sharp as the wind sweeping in from the sea. Leavened with humor, A Report from Winter weaves childhood memories with the harsh realities of a family life that’s short on love. The memoir is a tribute to hard-won relationships in an uncaring world.

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Best date ever edited by Lawrence Schimel – review

Title: Best Date Ever: True Stories That Celebrate Gay Relationships
Editor: Lawrence Schimel
Genre: Romance, true tales
URL: Buy at Amazon
Price: US $15.95
Other Information/warnings: occasional use of bad language and sexual references
Summary [from the Introduction]:

“…many of us have found ourselves on plenty of dates
gone wrong, and there are many collections of worst date stories,
this anthology sets out to do something different. We wanted to
celebrate the romance of gay life, instead of always focusing on
the negative…”

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