Release Date: October 03, 2017
ISBN: 9781627782340
eISBN: 9781627782357

Greetings From Janeland: Women Write More About Leaving Men For Women

by Candace Walsh, Barbara Straus Lodge

In an increasingly common phenomenon, women who once identified as straight are leaving men for women⎯and they have fascinating stories to tell.

In this sequel to Lambda Literary Finalist Dear John, I Love Jane: Women Write About Leaving Men for Women, writers who come from a diverse array of perspectives open up and bare their souls. Essays on subjects such as repercussions, both bad and good; exes, both furious and supportive; bewildered and loyal family and friends; mind-blowing sexual and emotional awakenings; falling in the deepest of love; and finding a sense of community fill the pages of this anthology. One story is as different from the next as one person is from another.

With a foreword by former Editor in Chief of AfterEllen Trish Bendix, and essays by acclaimed writers including BK Loren, Louise A. Blum, and Leah Lax, relax, sit back and take a journey into Janeland-⎯a very special place where women search for, discover, and live their own personal truths.

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About the author Candace Walsh

Candace Walsh is the author of Licking the Spoon: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Identity, a New Mexico–Arizona Book Awards winner. Her writing has appeared in numerous national and local publications, including Newsday, Travel + Leisure, Sunset, Mademoiselle, New York magazine, and New Mexico Magazine. She has also worked on staff at Condé Nast International, Mothering, New Mexico Magazine, and is currently Editor in Chief of El Palacio Magazine....

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About the author Barbara Straus Lodge

Essays written by Barbara Straus Lodge have appeared in The Rumpus Voices of Addiction (2017,) Parabola Magazine (2016,) The Good Men Project (2016,) The New York Times Motherlode blog (June 2013,) the LA Affairs section of the Los Angeles Times (Sept 2012,) The Literary Reflections section of Literary Mama (February 2014,) The Examined Life: A Literary Journal of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (January 2014,) and Eloji Gadugi...

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"Greetings from Janeland... is full of wonderfully affirmative stories for any queer woman who’s felt at odds with typical definitions of queer sexuality or coming out narratives." — Autostraddle


"A great resource for women considering leaving a man to pursue a more authentic life. . . thoroughly enjoyable for anyone interested in later-in-life coming out stories." — GLBT Reviews 


"Each essay gives the reader a different glimpse into the agony and joy of a woman discovering and accepting her own desire." — Rebecca Snow, Plenitude Magazine 


"The entire collection of Greetings from Janeland is exceptional and is so wonderfully done that once you start reading it you won’t be able to put it down. I would recommend this book to anyone, regardless of their sexual identity, and believe that it is an important work that shows how no matter what your journey, you will eventually find yourself."  — The Nerdy Girl Express


“These incredible writers describe love’s heartaches and passions in the no-holds-barred language of women’s desire. These stories are both singular and universal, and are poised to transform the world.” — Karen McClintock, My Father's Closet 


“This collection of brave, beautiful stories is an engaging, important lifeline for women who are taking on whatever life throws at them in order to live more authentically and passionately.” — Samantha Waltz, Blended: Writers on the Stepfamily Experience


“A moving, revealing, and often funny exploration of women who love women, and a reminder that whether love makes us glow with joy or ache with rejection, we still want more.” — Victoria Zackheim, writer, editor, best-selling anthologist


"With clarity and compassion, the stories allow us to see what it might be like to live these moments ourselves, and remind us of the forks in our own traveled roads. Raw, honest, funny, heartbreaking, beautiful, and romantic; this collection touches every part of the human heart." — Betsy Graziani Fasbinder, Filling Her Shoes: A Memoir of an Inherited Family
"Read Greetings from Janeland. Whether you’re gay, straight, bi, pan, poly, queer, gender fluid, gender neutral, trans, or any other combination of gender identity and attraction, I promise you’ll be intrigued." — Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., investigative journalist, book author, and Fulbright awardee 




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