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by Lea Daley

Free eBook Waiting for Harper Lee download ISBN: 1594933421
Author: Lea Daley
Publisher: Bella Books (May 21, 2013)
Language: English
Pages: 264
Category: Love Story
Subcategory: Contemporary
Size MP3: 1660 mb
Size FLAC: 1663 mb
Rating: 4.8
Format: mobi lit mobi lit


Just finished reading Waiting for HarperLee. Lea Daley once again writes a love story that cannot be neatly labeled into a particular genre.

Just finished reading Waiting for HarperLee. It is so much mor than your average superficial love story with some formulaic road bumps. When I began reading this novel, I didn't realize this was Ms. Daley's first novel.

Waiting for Harper Lee book. Lea Daley was born to create and communicate. She has written fiction and poetry while raising two children, claiming a lesbian identity, earning a BFA (summa cum laude) in painting, teaching both preschoolers and college students, surviving the death of her only daughter, and heading a nonprofit agency that serves low-income working families in the inner-city.

Lea Daley writes lesbian fiction, published by Bella Books haracters. I like the way you have created a realistic story with lots of tension and real-life problems. English (US) · Русский · Українська · Suomi · Español. Information about Page Insights Data.

In a town where change is slow to take shape, and in a time when husbands tell their wives how to vote, artist Lynn Westfall decides to make a difference. and talk about it. None of them want to do more. Except for the vibrant Alix Dunnevan, a woman whose marriage to a local powerhouse politician is held up as the perfect ideal.

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Nelle Harper Lee (April 28, 1926 – February 19, 2016) was an American novelist best known for her 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird. It won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature

Nelle Harper Lee (April 28, 1926 – February 19, 2016) was an American novelist best known for her 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird. It won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize and has become a classic of modern American literature. Lee only published two books, yet she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007 for her contribution to literature. She also received numerous honorary degrees, though she declined to speak on those occasions

In 1961, Harper Lee became the only author to win the Pulitzer Prize for her first and only novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee is best known for writing the Pulitzer.

In 1961, Harper Lee became the only author to win the Pulitzer Prize for her first and only novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee is best known for writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller 'To Kill a Mockingbird' and 'Go Set a Watchman,' which portrays the later years of the Finch family.

In a town where change is slow to take shape, and in a time when husbands tell their wives how to vote, artist Lynn Westfall decides to make a difference. The other women of Quillan’s Crossing think empowerment is a good idea, and are eager to talk…and talk…and talk about it. None of them want to do more. Except for the vibrant Alix Dunnevan, a woman whose marriage to a local powerhouse politician is held up as the perfect ideal.Before she knows it, their shared love of music and growing camaraderie means more than it should, and Lynn finds herself a painful cliché: the lesbian who has fallen for the straight woman. Even if by some miracle Alix returned her feelings, Lynn is certain Alix’s husband is capable of keeping her and their daughters chained to him.Lynn searches for the strength to walk away. Even when the mask that Alix wears starts to slip and conflict inside her marriage suggest cracks have existed for years, it doesn’t mean there is hope...
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Nargas
Just finished reading Waiting for HarperLee. Lea Daley once again writes a love story that cannot be neatly labeled into a particular genre. It is so much mor than your average superficial love story with some formulaic road bumps. When I began reading this novel, I didn't realize this was Ms. Daley's first novel. It certainly felt like the writing of one who has seen much and written extensively.
The novel pays sensitivity and attention to the nuances of complicated relationships involving a straight woman who comes to terms with her sexual identity in the 70s when coming out was frowned upon. Unlike some of these reviewers, I loved the details of pottery making and how it was used as a metaphor for the unfolding relationship. I thought it magnificently enhanced the storyline.
I wondered about the title and its significance to the relationship between the two women. To me It was a statement about feminism and sexual awakening. You can wait for Harper Lee or take life on your own terms.
Like her other novel, Future Dyke, which I read first, I was simply amazed by Ms. Daley's ability to create well rounded characters. In other books, children are merely plot devices whereas here they were given real rounded personalities.
I understand that Bella Books has dropped Ms Daley as a writer. Well that's a real shame as they are depriving us the readers of quality writing. I hope some other publisher is smart enough to snap her up. Please keep writing Ms. Daley.
Lanadrta
The writing was creative, detailed and interesting. The characters strong and defined. The middle got a bit tedious and overly dramatic but it was the early 80s.
Quemal
An interesting read, a lesbian romance that I picked up because of the title, which eventually made sense!
Kulabandis
A little too long and drawn out for me. I couldn't even finish it. WAY too much time spent on pottery. This is supposed to be a romance novel not a how to on clay pottery. If you like books that go on and on about the small day to day things a person does in any given day then you may enjoy this book but I'm not a person that needs pages spent where the character is making audio cassettes. Sum it up and move on. Since I didn't finish it I won't give it only one star but it takes a lot for me to not finish a book so I can't give it more than two.
Faehn
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was well written, the characters had depth and the story was compelling. Kudos to the editor also, unlike a lot of lesbian fiction there were very few spelling or grammatical errors. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Hellmaster
Liked the book. Did not like the smoking. And was a bit dragged out at the end of the story
Roram
Waiting for Harper Lee is told in the first person by potter Lynn Westfall. Lynn has moved to Quillan's Crossing, a small town in Missouri, after being dumped by her lover in St. Louis, Missouri. Quillan's Crossing is stuck in the sixties, but it allows accomplished artist, Lynn, to set up a studio and to build her own kiln. Eager to meet other women, Lynn starts a group called the Abbies. There she meets Alix Dunnevan, who is married to a powerhouse of a politician, and who has two children. Lynn and Alix become friends. From there, the novel becomes a classic story of an out lesbian and a married woman with children, falling in love with each other. What makes this novel so exceptional, is Lea Daley's ability to paint with words. She writes beautifully. She also gives readers two women who are interesting, and talented. Lynn's friends are also richly talented, making Waiting for Harper Lee a treat for anyone who is interested in art or music.

Charles Dunnevan, Alix's husband, is a manipulative bully, that I loved to hate! He, too, is well developed, and it's easy to see why he's so successful. Alix's fight for freedom, and for custody of her two girls, is well fought with strength on both sides. But, this novel, editied by Katherine V. Forrest, had me really caring about which side won!
It’s 1980. Lynn Westfall escapes a broken heart by moving to a quiet town to set up her pottery workshop and start a new life. The town is dying through old fashioned values and stagnation, where the men still control how their wives vote and refuse to babysit as “women’s work”. Lynn joins the local women’s group, hoping to make some change, but before these woman can change anything in their community they need to change themselves.

In walks the vibrant Alix Dunnevan, ex-concert pianist, mother of two, married to a local bigwig and controlled all her life by her megalomaniac father and then her ‘chip off the old block’ husband. Lynn and Alix soon become friends and allies within the women’s group. Lynn quickly realizes the dangers of the ‘straight woman trap’ and repeatedly tries to cool their growing friendship – and herself – down. But each time she pulls back something happens to break through her barriers, and she realizes she is falling in love.

As Alix reveals more of herself, and the unhappiness in her marriage, Lynn’s hopes and feelings grow. In a final attempt to step away Lynn admits she has fallen for Alix, who immediately declares her love. But without any real understanding of the consequences will Alex have the strength to leave a controlling husband and risk losing her daughters or leave Lynn broken hearted and foolish for having fallen for a “happily married woman’?

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This is a nice, sweet tale of women in the early’ 80’s, before the ERA, before bra burning had spread to the south – if indeed it ever has. Calling it nice isn’t necessarily a criticism. It is just that, a sweet tale of a typical brokenhearted lesbian moving to escape the betrayal and hurt after a seven-year relationship ends. She meets the most interesting and beautiful woman around, they fall in love despite both trying to resist, and the rest of the novel explores their growing relationship, interacting with Lynn’s lesbian friends, and the stress and strain they individually and jointly suffer from the pressure, threats and taunts of Alix’s husband, father and school friends.

There is nothing shocking, nothing overly dramatic, nothing too sexplicit. The emotions, while seemingly troubled and painful, don’t really engage at a deep and meaningful level. While we are told of Alix’s anguish and her husband’s threats they never seem too harsh or too real.

Lee DaleyPerhaps it is the perspective of time, making it hard now to imagine a wealthy white woman in America feeling so threatened by the antics of her husband and father who try to bully her into abandoning her children and wealth, and when that fails try to get her to give up her new lover. But while I liked the characters and thought they were well written and rounded, and while the plot flowed through the ups and downs of a woman coming out, not least to herself, and the changes that entailed, it didn’t really touch me.