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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 834 KB
  • Print Length: 323 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Bella Books (15 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E7SDL0W
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews
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By A Customer on 19 Mar. 1999
Format: Paperback
The so-called Thoughtful Reader from Toronto is either a personal friend of the so-called author of this book or the author herself. This book will be used in one of my graduate classes next semester as an example of oppression and class systems among lesbians. As for the woman who read Park Webster as black because of her dialogue, all I can say is that, as an African-American woman myself, that is an incredibly racist statement. To make those kinds of assumptions based on generic speech patterns is the epitome of elitism and is the whole problem with Nanci Little and her readership.
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I've read all three of Nanci Little's novels - THIN FIRE, A GRASS WIDOW, and now the terrific FIRST RESORT. Each time, I've been so moved by Little's writing that I've gone back to the book over and over, and read it multiple times. In fact, I loved FIRST RESORT so much that I actually read it TWICE in one week! And I'll undoubtedly revisit it again in a few months. Meanwhile, I'm buying copies for friends. Like Little's other books, FIRST RESORT is a story of great depth and complexity. It unfolds slowly and tenderly, as Little gently reveals the central characters: Jordan (the lesbian golf pro of a Maine golf resort) and a heterosexual widow & resort guest named Gillian. Each is a survivor of great personal trauma. They lovingly help each other to face their personal herstories, while developing a wonderful friendship and learning to move forward, toward their happy endings. I also enjoyed some of the supporting characters a lot - especially two lesbian friends, Gillie's daughter, and Jordan's uncle. (It's nice to see a lesbian novel with such a fully-formed, positive male character! In fact, that's one of the things I like most about Little's books - the fact that she includes fully complete and positive characters of BOTH genders.)I don't want to deprive any potential readers of coming to know the central women or the supporting cast via Little's exquisite writing, so I won't say much more about them. But they are so wonderfully drawn that I absolutely hated to see the book end, and I would welcome more stories featuring Jordan and Gillian. -- Jordan, especially, is one of the most ethical and wonderful characters I've seen in a book in the past year. I wish the world had more Jordans! I'm also impressed by the way that Ms.Read more ›
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I've read all three of Nanci Little's novels - THIN FIRE, A GRASS WIDOW, and now theterrific FIRST RESORT. Each time, I've been so moved by Little's writing that I've gone backto the book over and over, and read it multiple times. In fact, I loved FIRST RESORT somuch that I actually read it TWICE in one week! And I'll undoubtedly revisit it again in afew months. Meanwhile, I'm buying copies for friends. // Like Little's other books, FIRSTRESORT is a story of great depth and complexity. It unfolds slowly and tenderly, as Little gently reveals the central characters: Jordan (the lesbian golf pro of a Maine golf resort)and a heterosexual widow & resort guest named Gillian. Each is a survivor of greatpersonal trauma. They lovingly help each other to face their personal herstories, whiledeveloping a wonderful friendship and learning to move forward, toward their happy endings. // I don't want to deprive any potential readers of coming to know these women via Little's exquisite writing, so I won't say anything more about them. But they are so wonderfully drawn that I absolutely hated to see the book end, and I would welcome more stories featuring these characters. // I can't understand the reviewer who criticized this book so virulently. We must have read different novels, because those criticisms strike me as completely unfounded. First off, Jordan is NOT Gillian's therapist - the two women have a loving friendship. If anything, Jordan is one of the most ethical characters I've seen in a book in the past year. I wish the world had more Jordans. And, while there IS a lot of alcohol consumed, it's completely consistent with these women's stories. In my opinion, their use of alcohol is a theme that Ms.Read more ›
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***** Below is a synopsis of FIRST RESORT and quotes from two reviews by lesbian/gay publications about this book. FIRST RESORT is in print and has been available since for sale since Dec. 12, 1998! M. Gillon, Publisher.
************ FIRST RESORT by Nanci Little ********
At twenty-five, Jordan Bryant was a rising star on the LPGA tour. At forty, those dreams a distant and painful memory, she maintains an almost clinical distance between herself and the people she meets at Catawamteak, the grand resort on the coast of Maine where she is Director of Golf . . . until she meets Gillian Benson.
Widowed and left wealthy by a husband "the whole town knew was an abusive, philandering bastard," Gillian comes to Maine in search of a piece of summer, or perhaps a summer of peace: to Catawamteak, with its acres of oceans and tides of sweet-mown grass . . . openness with as few limits as her newfound freedom.
First Resort is a meticulous exploration of the growth of the bonds of affection, love, and friendship between women.
************ REVEIWS
"As she did with her earlier novels, Thin Fire and The Grass Widow, Nanci Little creates a completely credible universe, peoples it with unforgettable individuals, and invites us along for the emotionally charged ride. First Resort is an extraordinary exploration of friendship between a lesbian and a straight woman. Little's characters become our friends too, women and men who live on in our memories and in our hearts.
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