Girls Will Be Girls A Novella and Short Stories The Babka SistersSit down shah you ready You got your tin can going there you want to make a test make sure my voice is good everything is working all right OK so now I m gonna tell you a story

  • Title: Girls Will Be Girls: A Novella and Short Stories
  • Author: Lesléa Newman
  • ISBN: 9781555835378
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Babka SistersSit down, shah, you ready You got your tin can going there, you want to make a test, make sure my voice is good, everything is working all right OK, so now I m gonna tell you a story, a story I never told nobody Why I m telling you, a stranger, I don t even know, but all right, eppes, it s time.Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, around the SThe Babka SistersSit down, shah, you ready You got your tin can going there, you want to make a test, make sure my voice is good, everything is working all right OK, so now I m gonna tell you a story, a story I never told nobody Why I m telling you, a stranger, I don t even know, but all right, eppes, it s time.Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, around the Stone Age it was, takeh, I was a young maidl, and quite a looker I was too I know what you re thinking, you look at me now and what do you see A fat old lady wrinkled like a prune danish with hair like cotton candy But, nu, I had quite a shape in those days, my hair I wore in a braid down my back thick as a man s arm, my skin was smooth as a baby s tuchus You don t believe me, but you wait, mamela Gravity ain t got no favorites it catches up to everyone, eppes, someday even you.So my childhood ain t nothing to talk about An ordinary girl I was, I went to school, I came home, I helped my mother with the housework Sure, five children she had, four boys and me, so who else is gonna help her I had friends, too, boys and girls, no one special, there was a group of us that stuck together, to the movies we went, and to get a nosh at the diner, dancing once in a while, you know we did all the things young people do.And then, when I was 16, a new girl moved into the neighborhood, and that girl, I had such a feeling for, I just couldn t take my eyes from her You know the expression love at first sight, sure, who doesn t, well of course that s what it was, but what did I know, we was two girls girls don t fall in love with girls, who ever heard of such a thing I just knew I wanted to be her friend, help her out, you know, show her around It could be overwhelming, such a place, to a person who first walks in and don t know from it, eppes, it takes a while to get used to, it was a very big school.Look, here s a picture of her, my Evie You see, here we are both in the last row That s our class picture from 11th grade, we was both tall girls now I m all stooped over like an old turtle, but back then my spine was straight as a Shabbos candle, from my

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    1. Lesléa Newman says:

      Lesl a Newman born 1955, Brooklyn, NY is the author of over 50 books including Heather Has Two Mommies, A Letter To Harvey Milk, Writing From The Heart, In Every Laugh a Tear, The Femme Mystique, Still Life with Buddy, Fat Chance and Out of the Closet and Nothing to Wear.She has received many literary awards including Poetry Fellowships from the Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Highlights for Children Fiction Writing Award, the James Baldwin Award for Cultural Achievement, and two Pushcart Prize Nominations Nine of her books have been Lambda Literary Award finalists.Ms Newman wrote Heather Has Two Mommies, the first children s book to portray lesbian families in a positive way, and has followed up this pioneering work with several children s books on lesbian and gay families Gloria Goes To Gay Pride, Belinda s Bouquet, Too Far Away to Touch, and Saturday Is Pattyday.She is also the author of many books for adults that deal with lesbian identity, Jewish identity and the intersection and collision between the two Other topics Ms Newman explores include AIDS, eating disorders, butch femme relationships and sexual abuse Her award winning short story, A Letter To Harvey Milk has been made into a film and adapted for the stage.In addition to being an author, Ms Newman is a popular guest lecturer, and has spoken on college campuses across the country including Harvard University, Yale University, the University of Oregon, Bryn Mawr College, Smith College and the University of Judaism From 2005 2009, Lesl a was a faculty member of the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine Currently, she is the Poet Laureate of Northampton, MA.



    2 thoughts on “Girls Will Be Girls: A Novella and Short Stories

    1. I liked a couple of the short stories, but so many of them blended in together and characters and situations just became blurred and forgettable. A lot of them just read like boring stereotypes.The novella is one of the worst, most clichéd stories I have ever read, but I kept going in morbid fascination. The characters are dull, self-centered, and totally unlikable. Lesbians are either femme or butch, totally conventional and totally unbelievable. If I heard the butch character (supposedly so c [...]

    2. Found in the farmhouse at summer camp and read in a rush. Totally fun take on 90s, New England, lesbian culture. Lots of butches and femmes and first gen lesbian moms. Great to read something outside of my normal ken. Also I have betrayal on the brain these days and it was an interesting take on girl-on-girl fidelity. Totally recommend. Especially if you are reading the farmhouse copy at Rowe.

    3. i need a negative star for this book. i thought i got rid of it ages ago. made me terrified of lesbian fiction because i thought all of it was this bad.

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