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Aquamarine
Carol Anshaw
0395877555
Nov 1997
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From Publishers Weekly
Anshaw recounts the life of a one-time Olympic swimmer in three richly textured, cleverly interlinked novellas. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal
When she was 17, Jesse Austin lost an Olympic gold medal in the 1968 100-meter women's freestyle swimming event by a hair to contender Marty Finch. Twenty-two years later, Jesse is still haunted by this loss and by her love affair with Marty. Her present life is shown in three possible versions: as a small-town wife; a New York City cosmopolitan woman involved in a lesbian relationship; and as a divorcee with two children. Anshaw's interesting format works well, providing excellent characterizations and three gripping...


Seven Moves
Carol Anshaw
0395877563
Nov 1997
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Book Review
This second novel from Carol Anshaw, author of Aquamarine, describes a desperate search for a lover who has simply disappeared one morning without a trace, and a gnawing fear that perhaps the lover was not really known at all. Chris is a therapist in a stable and strong lesbian relationship with Taylor, a travel photographer and a free spirit who has occasionally been unfaithful. When Chris awakens to find Taylor gone she cannot accept either suicide or abandonment as explanations. She hires a cop, a private investigator, and a psychic and goes looking for Taylor, a journey in time and place, across the world, and back through memory. The pursuit becomes an investigation of what we can know about another. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal


Lucky in the Corner
Carol Anshaw
0395940400
May 2002
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A zinger of an opening scene, narrated with brio and poetic clarity, inaugurates the emotional tension and sweetly farcical action of this new novel by Anshaw (Aquamarine). Fern, 21, is a senior in college. More than a decade ago, her Chicago college administrator mother, Nora, left Fern's father to come out of the closet and live with her lover, Jeanne. A casualty of Nora's new identity, Fern is still sullen and vulnerable, and not about to make things easier for her mother, especially when she discovers that Nora is cheating on Jeanne, having succumbed to the passion ignited by tough-girl Pam, a construction worker. Fern also worries about her best friend, Tracy, a perennially restless and reckless adventurer who feels tied down by her new baby, born out of wedlock. Then Fern herself falls in love with a guy...


Lucky in the Corner
Carol Anshaw
061834070X
July 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
A zinger of an opening scene, narrated with brio and poetic clarity, inaugurates the emotional tension and sweetly farcical action of this new novel by Anshaw (Aquamarine). Fern, 21, is a senior in college. More than a decade ago, her Chicago college administrator mother, Nora, left Fern's father to come out of the closet and live with her lover, Jeanne. A casualty of Nora's new identity, Fern is still sullen and vulnerable, and not about to make things easier for her mother, especially when she discovers that Nora is cheating on Jeanne, having succumbed to the passion ignited by tough-girl Pam, a construction worker. Fern also worries about her best friend, Tracy, a perennially restless and reckless adventurer who feels tied down by her new baby, born out of wedlock. Then Fern herself falls in love with a guy...


Whole Other Ball Game: Women's Literature on Women's Sport
Joli Sandoz (Editor)
0374525218
September 1997
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Book Review
Imagine an all-star team of writers such as Adrienne Rich, Fannie Hurst, Marge Piercy, Betty Bao Lord, Maxine Kumin, Tess Gallagher, and Laurie Colwin. Now imagine them casting their considerable literary prowess into the sporting ring. These writers form the core of an impressive roster in this long-overdue anthology. Filled with passion and insight, these poems, stories, and excerpts play all fields and beautifully explore and explain the different layers of exuberance and anguish unique to the sporting experience of women. These are no simple tales of victory, but rather finely wrought musings on the genuine possibilities that sports and competition hold out to the human spirit.

From Kirkus Reviews
American women, editor Sandoz observes, have long had a ``fierce love of sport'':...

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