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Mar. 1st, 2006 @ 09:32 pm A few days ago...
Current Mood: fullfull
...I finished reading this:

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I had a hard time putting the book down when it came time to go to sleep. At times it was a bit too detailed but then again that's what makes it so good. I might even have to suggest it as reading to my cousin, Yvette (formerly known as Luis).

About This Book:
Set in the village of Bartlett, Vermont, Trans-Sister Radio tells the story of four people who are drawn into a complicated tangle of relationships--relationships that will profoundly change each of them. When Allison, grade-school teacher and divorced mother of a teenage daughter, meets Dana, she feels she's at the beginning of an intense, ideal romance. But Dana reveals that he's always felt himself to be a woman and plans to have the surgery that will make that feeling a reality, and soon Allison's love for Dana and her perception of herself is severely tested. She grapples with the fact that she might not be able to love Dana in a woman's body. She worries whether her teaching career will survive the scandal that living with a transsexual in a small New England town is sure to cause. She wonders what effect the situation will have on her relationship with her daughter, Carly, and how her ex-husband, Will, is going to view the situation.

Allison stands by Dana through the surgery and recovery period, enduring the opprobrium of the local community and a growing unease about her own sexual identity. Threatening notes left in her school mailbox, obscene graffiti scrawled on her front door, pressure from the school board to take a leave of absence, and a local petition about teacher morality all contribute to making Allison and Dana's relationship both a public issue and a private ordeal. Even Will and Carly become increasingly involved in Allison and Dana's predicament, and when they decide to air a program on transsexualism for Vermont Public Radio, they bring both clarity to the issue and a new set of changes for everyone involved.

Written with empathy and extraordinary insight, Trans-Sister Radio explores the uncertain terrain of gender identity, sexual preference, and the entire range of pleasures, confusions, and sacrifices that love demands.


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Date:March 2nd, 2006 03:47 am (UTC)
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So it seems this community is kinda dead, I vote we re-vive it and maybe see if we cant actually get a real club together somehow! Who's in?
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Date:March 8th, 2006 03:40 am (UTC)

:: sigh ::

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i LOVE that idea!
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Date:March 12th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)

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so there's two of us! we shall be a flaming duo of bookiness!

or something.