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Austin Mirror, Vol. 1, No. [16], April 10, 1987 - File 008. 1987-04-10. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 30, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/gcam/item/333/show/323.

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Title Austin Mirror, Vol. 1, No. [16], April 10, 1987
Alternate Title Austin Mirror, Vol. 1, No. 15, April 10, 1987
Contributor
  • Evans, Gene
Date April 10, 1987
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
Place
  • Austin, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 17390315
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM) Digital Archive
Rights No Copyright - United States
Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).; Incorrect issue number, 15, printed on front page.
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Transcript Magdalen a. Sarah Aldridge. 352 pp. ISBN 0-930044-99-1. S8.95 paper. The Pearls. Shelly Smith. 192 pp. ISBN 0-930044-93-2. $7.95 paper. $HHHMH|H|Hle They're here! Two new books from everyone's favorite lesbian publishers, Naiad Press. The prolific pen of Sarah Aldridge has produced its eighth novel, Magdalena. Set in 1985. Magdalena is the story of a street woman and the leasbian couples who come to her aid. Judge Ailsa Cameron is mystified by the anonymous "Mary Brown", and decides to help her. Social worker Camilla is also moved to assist the ailing "Mary Brown," and takes her into her own home. "Mary" sits unmoving and silent, lost in her own reveries. Since she refuses to answer questions about her identity, Ailsa and her lover Dina try to trace her identity through one small clue: she sang in an opera house in Rio in 1960. Unlikely as it may seem, "Mary Brown" is actually opera star Magdalena Gibbon who, three years previously, had disappeared following the death of a "devoted friend and lifelong companion." Once Magdalena's identity is uncovered, it is up to Aisla and h -r !'■ lends lo convince the trustee of fv.agdalena's estate lhat "Mary Brown", ihe withdrawn woman of lhc streets, is the long-lost diva. Camilla, Aisla, and company must also find a way into the far-away mind of Magdalena to help her resume her true identity and life. Magdalena offers a detailed account of the lives and relationships of ihe lesbians surrounding lhc mysterious bag lady. Besides the intriguing plot. Sarah Aldridge's characters come to life through her intricate details. Magdalena may well be Sarah Aldridge's best effort to date. Other titles by Sarah Aldridge are The Latecomer. Tottie. Cvthcrea's. Breath. All True Lovers. The Nesting Place. Madame Aiitora. and Misfortune's Friend, Naiad Press has finally given us a novel of intrigue and espionage: The Pearls by Shelley Smith. Harriet Pearl and Bunny Silver work in dead-end jobs as junior agents for ihe Caribbean Sea Watch. Their boss, Victor Slillwcll, is a one-legged bastard who wants to get rid of the two women once and for all. So Harriet is transformed into "Harry," and the two women set off ford Los Pagos as man and wife. "Harry Pearl" plays up lo the ruling General Hosada's wife, who has a taste for orcttv bovs, while "Bunny Pearl" keeps an eye on Alan Turner, the suspicious career diplomat. If Harriet and Bunny can pull off this job, they will cam their full agent status. Of course, in the process of playing man and wife, Harriet and Bunny begin to enjoy their roles, leading to the kind of love and intrigue any good lesbian novel needs. The Pearls by Shelly Smith is a fast-paced novel-light reading at its funniest. This is the second novel by two Boston women, writing together as Shelly Smith. Their first collaborative effort is Naiad Press" best seller, Hcriz.onof the Heart. -Lizabcth May JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ THE FACES & U0ICES OF T0NV ROSE and his LIUE characters Bette Midler Joan Riuers Betty Bauis Biana Boss Br. Buth Madonna Cher Carol Channing the ladies of SHOWTIME --10PM TUESDAY, APRIL 14TH Bynasty' and more... AT THE PRIVATE CELLAR 709 EAST 6TH ST. FOR RESERUHTI0NS OR INFORMATION: THE AUSTIN MIRROR(S12)473-6811 PAGE 7
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