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Author:
Edith Forbes
ISBN13:
978-1580050111
ISBN:
1580050115
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Publisher:
Seal Press; F First Paperback Edition Used edition (September 8, 1998)
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Subcategory:
Literature & Fiction
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1777 kb
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Rating:
4.9
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540

Without a doubt, the novel "Alma Rose" is the best book I've ever read with a lesbian main character

Although I usually look for fast-action, plot-driven narratives and get easily bored with an author's rumination, I hardly could put this book down. The writing is superb, insightful and often witty with a self-deprecating kind of humor, and the protagonist's colorful and sometimes quirky inner landscape is fascinating. Without a doubt, the novel "Alma Rose" is the best book I've ever read with a lesbian main character. Frankly, I'm biased against the genre, but this book set me, uh, straight. It is a heart-rending book that also makes you think. 13 people found this helpful.

A fresh, bright novel about a woman’s awakening in a dying town. Curl up on the couch with a cup of hot tea and this book by first novelist Forbes.

Pat Lloyd has spent her entire life in Kilgore-a small, dusty town set amidst rolling hills and sagebrush-covered plains of the West. A fresh, bright novel about a woman’s awakening in a dying town. the portrayal of love and growth rings absolutely true.

Death is no longer a necessity. With Merle as both her mentor and lover, Lydian slowly uncovers truths that are so difficult to digest that she finds herself on the brink of psychological collapse and dangerously close to playing a role in destroying all life on earth.

A well-written romance that is also a coming-of-age novel about a middle-aged woman who finds love with a trucker name Alma. Her feelings for Alma spur her on to create a monumental (literally) work that eventually changes the town's outlook on life.

Once Alma Rose appears, though, Pat learns how much she's been missing. Alas, free spirit Alma doesn't stay long

Once Alma Rose appears, though, Pat learns how much she's been missing. Alas, free spirit Alma doesn't stay long. Pat, in a tailspin, comes up with a rather spectacular (and not entirely credible) plan to lure her back, in the process coming out to the town and becoming a more open and spirited person while staying true to her own quiet, steady self. Life-affirming without sentimentality; in spite of the occasional character too good to be real, the portrayal of love and growth rings absolutely true.

A brilliant debut novel filled with memorable characters and the vibrant spirit of the West, Alma Rose will strike a chord in the heart of every reader. Format Paperback 352 pages.

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A young woman who has spent her entire life in a small, dusty town off the Interstate, working at her pop's mercantile, has her life thrown into chaos when a vivacious, cowboy-booted trucker, rolls into town.
  • While I've read quite a lot of lesbian-themed, enjoyable books, most were utterly forgettable. Not so Alma Rose. Although I usually look for fast-action, plot-driven narratives and get easily bored with an author's rumination, I hardly could put this book down. The writing is superb, insightful and often witty with a self-deprecating kind of humor, and the protagonist's colorful and sometimes quirky inner landscape is fascinating. This one will definitely go into my read-again stash.

  • Doesn't matter that this is a love story between two women - it could as easily be any forbidden love. It is about love so big outsiders can't see it. It is about being changed so much by love, waking up so much, that trivial things like "facts" and broken hearts don't matter any more. It's about owning your own life, and never being a victim. This is a book about the wisdom of learning that what happens TO you doesn't matter so much as how you respond. It is an utterly Romantic book, in the best, old sense of the word, and I would recommend it to anyone of any persuasion. (It was recommended to me by a straight woman.)

  • The introverted world of a small town woman is described as she blossoms, wilts and fights the truth of a love gone forever. The supporting characters come to life with a realism that reminds me of co-workers and neighbors. As the secret world of the main character's head enters the reader's head, the similarity and diversity of perception are simultaneously evoked. In the end, the unyeilding truth of change continues on unchanged, while a mountain of stone yeilds to the chisel of a sculpture dedicated to hope and the past

  • I read this book all excited-like. I was thinking "Yeah, lesbian love story". I thought the book was actually kind of boring. I had wish that her relationship with Alma Rose had developed more. I wish that she had heard more flack from the town about her relationship with a woman, especially in a small town where they weren't used to the idea of same sex marriages. The book could have been written so much better. I enjoyed it, but I was hoping for more :)

  • Without a doubt, the novel "Alma Rose" is the best book I've ever read with a lesbian main character. Frankly, I'm biased against the genre, but this book set me, uh, straight. What most struck me was the beautiful language and the thoughtfulness of the narrative. It is a heart-rending book that also makes you think.