Half medical case history, half love story, this novel traces a few months in the lives of Adelle, a very successful, efficient businesswoman, and Rose, her lover of many years whose major contribution to the household is gourmet cooking. Adelle had always been competent in the work world but naive in affairs of heart and bedroom until the experienced Rose taught her the joys of lesbian love. Now they must both cope with the growing lump in Adelle's breast and the emotional and physical limitations it places on them. Adelle reads everything she can find on cancer while Rose cooks the most wonderful meals imaginable to distract and comfort her lover. The reader will find hints on managing breast cancer, enlightenment on female to female sex, and fine suggestions for good eating.
- Marion Hanscom, SUNY at Binghamton Lib.