|Beyond All Desiring (2005) [Novel]|
by Judith Laura
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(From the publisher):
When Sara's niece, Janice, is notified that her sharp-witted aunt, now in her 80s, hasn't been seen for several days, Janice's panicky drive to find out what's happened begins our journey of discovering that Sara has led a life very different from what her relatives and friends assume.
Historical events form a backdrop to Sara's often tumultuous personal life, which we follow from Trenton, NJ, to Washington, DC. As Sara visits an art museum exhibit about Buddhism, we learn of her two marriages--the first to an abusive man and the second to a kind man who was involved in top secret projects and who develops a bizarre illness. We discover her long but secret love relationship with a woman. And we learn of hidden booklets which hold the key to yet another secret.
Stylistically innovative, Beyond All Desiring is realistic and magical, erotic and spiritual. It gives us a rare look into the heart of a woman who was "different" in a time of conformity, and who explored many ways of loving and living.
Original title: Beyond All Desiring
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Women's Fiction
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ties That Bind
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Troubled Lives
Fiction→ Gay & Lesbian→ Bisexual