Defiant Hearts

by Lee Lynch

Gathered for the first time in one collection, these short stories from Lee Lynch represent a quarter century of passionate portrayals of lesbian women. Lynch chronicles the lives of old women who fall in love, a Black firefighter seeking her place in the feminist community, bar dykes unwilling to back down, the denizens of lesbian-owned Café Femmes, and Henny—who runs an urban fruit stand while regaling her baby butch assistants with tales from her life. Iconic characters from Lynch’s novels also make an appearance: Frenchy Tonneau from The Swashbuckler and Annie Heaphy from Toothpick House.

Lee Lynch’s work is considered among the classics and a cornerstone in the large and permanent foundation of lesbian literature.



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Genre Anthologies, General Fiction, Historical
Length 148,000 words/386 pages
Publication Date September 15, 2022
Publisher Bold Strokes Books
ISBN 9781636792378
Editor Ruth Sternglantz
Cover Designer Ann McMan

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