Out of Time

Minor but it s a particular type of minorness that is often quite lovely even when it s not entirely successful Winner of the LAMDA Award in it begins with a young woman s chance or is it

Minor, but it's a particular type of minorness that is often quite lovely, even when it's not entirely successful. Winner of the LAMDA Award in 1990, it begins with a young woman’s chance (or is it fated?) encounter with an old photograph album in an antique store, its brittle pages filled with photographs of four young women–identified as “The Gang” in the handwritten captions–from the early twentieth century. She is eventually told it is not for sale (it's a family heirloom just for display, in fact), but giving into an uncharacteristic impulse, she stuffs it in her bag when the shop owner’s back is turned, and flees from the store.So begins a narrative of searching. That is, what ostensibly begins as the search to identify and learn about the life stories of these young women quickly snowballs into a number of different searches that intertwine the lives of “the gang” with the protagonist, Susan, including (but not at all limited to) Susan’s search to confirm that the young women in the antique photographs were not merely friends but consist of two pairs of lovers, Susan’s search for herself (she’s currently a graduate student but only because she has no idea what else to do with her life), and a search to clarify her tumultuous relationship with her own girlfriend, the scholarly and no-nonsense Catherine. To make matters even more complicated, Susan finds herself not only bewitched by these photographs and what they might possibly represent, but she becomes literally haunted by the spirits of several of the young women, causing the past to collide directly into the present. For this particular scholar obsessed by forgotten queer histories, I can think of few premises more utterly enchanting than this one, and the automatic empathy I felt for Susan–both as an academic and as an individual navigating the messy details of life and romantic relationships–carried me through the very last page. As a critical reader, however, I had a much more conflicted experience: while Martinac has a breezy, easy-to-read prose style ideal for a page-turner, it is also (and I really hate to put it this way, but I see no way around it) exceedingly ungraceful, sometimes to the point of distraction. Susan’s incredibly visceral and emotionally charged first reaction to looking at the photographs is a representative example: “I flicked the pages over quickly, taking in the faces of four amazing women.” There’s... just no music there. I kept yearning for the moment for everything to kick up into another level, from the competent and compulsively readable to something indefinably but indisputably special. That moment, to my extreme disappointment, never quite materialized. It’s a little bit like a glass of champagne that has been allowed to sit out for a while: certainly drinkable, perhaps even still delicious to the taste, but there’s just something essential missing without the sparkle and bubbles. Five stars for the story, two stars for the prose, three stars overall. Bestseller Out of Time Creat Paula Martinac Viral Ebook It seemed like an accident at first Escaping a downpour, Susan Van Dine steps into an antiques shop on Manhattan s West Side and discovers a scrapbook of women s photographs from the 1920s She doesn t really mean to steal the scrapbook but as one incident leads to the next, Susan finds herself drawn into a web of strange occurrences that are hard to explain, especiallyIt seemed like an accident at first Escaping a downpour, Susan Van Dine steps into an antiques shop on Manhattan s West Side and discovers a scrapbook of women s photographs from the 1920s She doesn t really mean to steal the scrapbook but as one incident leads to the next, Susan finds herself drawn into a web of strange occurrences that are hard to explain, especially to her skeptical girlfriend Catherine Is Susan being haunted by the women in the scrapbook who call themselves The Gang By Harriet Timberlake, the budding actress, or Lucy Weir, Harriet s devoted lover and the author of many novels By Sarah Stern, labor writer and organizer, or the aristocratic Elinor Devere Set in the antiques world of New York, with a memorable case of characters, real and ghostly, Out of Time is a delightful and thoughtful novel about history, love, and the persistence of passion.. Writer Paula Martinac s career has been devoted to exploring and documenting the place that lesbians occupy in society, history, and the family Whether in her fiction, her syndicated column, or in a unique guidebook to gay historical sites, Martinac is always most interested in the ways in which lesbians affect and are affected by the society around them.Born on July 30, 1954, in Pittsburgh, Martinac received her undergraduate degree from Chatham College in that city and went on to graduate school at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia After earning her M.A in 1979, she took a job as assistant curator at the West Virginia State Museum in Charleston.Sponsor Message.In 1982, she left West Virginia and moved to New Jersey to work as a production editor at the publishing firm Prentice Hall That same year she joined the editorial collective for the New York City feminist newspaper, WomaNews From then on, New York would be Martinac s city and the setting for many of her novels and short stories.Martinac s work at WomaNews was the start of a long and productive involvement in women s publishing In 1985, she went to work as production director at the Feminist Press at City University of New York She worked on production at the Press until 1994 and after that continued to contribute as a freelance writer.In 1988, Martinac joined the editorial board of the feminist literary magazine Conditions, which was published in Brooklyn From 1990 to 1995, she co chaired the board of directors of New York s Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, where she established a lesbian and gay reading and writing series titled In Our Own Write Meanwhile, Martinac began to publish her own work, beginning in 1989 with Voyages Out One Lesbian Short Fiction, an anthology of stories written by Martinac and Carla Tomaso, another lesbian writer That year she also edited another short story anthology, The One You Call Sister New Women s Fiction, in which different writers, lesbian and straight, explore the unique connection between sisters.In 1990, Martinac published her first novel, Out of Time, a fantasy romance that playfully explores the history of lesbian identity Out of Time tells the story of a modern lesbian who is first mesmerized, then bewitched, by a photograph of lesbians from the 1920s that she finds in a scrapbook in an antique shop The book was received well by critics and won the Lambda Literary Award in the category of best lesbian fiction of 1990.Martinac has continued to publish prolifically Her works not only include novels such as Home Movies 1993 , about a family s complex reaction to loss filtered through the memory of a lesbian novelist, and Chicken 1997 , a comic novel about a forty something ghost writer who embarks on affairs with two twenty somethings after she is dumped by her lover but also a variety of other books as well.In k.d lang 1996 , a young adult biography of the lesbian chanteuse, she paints a compelling portrait for young readers of growing up lesbian.In The Lesbian and Gay Book of Love and Marriage Creating the Stories of Our Lives 1998 , Martinac draws from her own experiences in a long term committed relationship with her li. Bestseller Book Out of Time Minor, but it's a particular type of minorness that is often quite lovely, even when it's not entirely successful. Winner of the LAMDA Award in 1990, it begins with a young woman’s chance (or is it fated?) encounter with an old photograph album in an antique store, its brittle pages filled with photographs of four young women–identified as “The Gang” in the handwritten captions–from the early twentieth century. She is eventually told it is not for sale (it's a family heirloom just for display, in fact), but giving into an uncharacteristic impulse, she stuffs it in her bag when the shop owner’s back is turned, and flees from the store.So begins a narrative of searching. That is, what ostensibly begins as the search to identify and learn about the life stories of these young women quickly snowballs into a number of different searches that intertwine the lives of “the gang” with the protagonist, Susan, including (but not at all limited to) Susan’s search to confirm that the young women in the antique photographs were not merely friends but consist of two pairs of lovers, Susan’s search for herself (she’s currently a graduate student but only because she has no idea what else to do with her life), and a search to clarify her tumultuous relationship with her own girlfriend, the scholarly and no-nonsense Catherine. To make matters even more complicated, Susan finds herself not only bewitched by these photographs and what they might possibly represent, but she becomes literally haunted by the spirits of several of the young women, causing the past to collide directly into the present. For this particular scholar obsessed by forgotten queer histories, I can think of few premises more utterly enchanting than this one, and the automatic empathy I felt for Susan–both as an academic and as an individual navigating the messy details of life and romantic relationships–carried me through the very last page. As a critical reader, however, I had a much more conflicted experience: while Martinac has a breezy, easy-to-read prose style ideal for a page-turner, it is also (and I really hate to put it this way, but I see no way around it) exceedingly ungraceful, sometimes to the point of distraction. Susan’s incredibly visceral and emotionally charged first reaction to looking at the photographs is a representative example: “I flicked the pages over quickly, taking in the faces of four amazing women.” There’s... just no music there. I kept yearning for the moment for everything to kick up into another level, from the competent and compulsively readable to something indefinably but indisputably special. That moment, to my extreme disappointment, never quite materialized. It’s a little bit like a glass of champagne that has been allowed to sit out for a while: certainly drinkable, perhaps even still delicious to the taste, but there’s just something essential missing without the sparkle and bubbles. Five stars for the story, two stars for the prose, three stars overall.
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  1. Writer Paula Martinac s career has been devoted to exploring and documenting the place that lesbians occupy in society, history, and the family Whether in her fiction, her syndicated column, or in a unique guidebook to gay historical sites, Martinac is always most interested in the ways in which lesbians affect and are affected by the society around them.Born on July 30, 1954, in Pittsburgh, Martinac received her undergraduate degree from Chatham College in that city and went on to graduate school at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia After earning her M.A in 1979, she took a job as assistant curator at the West Virginia State Museum in Charleston.Sponsor Message.In 1982, she left West Virginia and moved to New Jersey to work as a production editor at the publishing firm Prentice Hall That same year she joined the editorial collective for the New York City feminist newspaper, WomaNews From then on, New York would be Martinac s city and the setting for many of her novels and short stories.Martinac s work at WomaNews was the start of a long and productive involvement in women s publishing In 1985, she went to work as production director at the Feminist Press at City University of New York She worked on production at the Press until 1994 and after that continued to contribute as a freelance writer.In 1988, Martinac joined the editorial board of the feminist literary magazine Conditions, which was published in Brooklyn From 1990 to 1995, she co chaired the board of directors of New York s Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, where she established a lesbian and gay reading and writing series titled In Our Own Write Meanwhile, Martinac began to publish her own work, beginning in 1989 with Voyages Out One Lesbian Short Fiction, an anthology of stories written by Martinac and Carla Tomaso, another lesbian writer That year she also edited another short story anthology, The One You Call Sister New Women s Fiction, in which different writers, lesbian and straight, explore the unique connection between sisters.In 1990, Martinac published her first novel, Out of Time, a fantasy romance that playfully explores the history of lesbian identity Out of Time tells the story of a modern lesbian who is first mesmerized, then bewitched, by a photograph of lesbians from the 1920s that she finds in a scrapbook in an antique shop The book was received well by critics and won the Lambda Literary Award in the category of best lesbian fiction of 1990.Martinac has continued to publish prolifically Her works not only include novels such as Home Movies 1993 , about a family s complex reaction to loss filtered through the memory of a lesbian novelist, and Chicken 1997 , a comic novel about a forty something ghost writer who embarks on affairs with two twenty somethings after she is dumped by her lover but also a variety of other books as well.In k.d lang 1996 , a young adult biography of the lesbian chanteuse, she paints a compelling portrait for young readers of growing up lesbian.In The Lesbian and Gay Book of Love and Marriage Creating the Stories of Our Lives 1998 , Martinac draws from her own experiences in a long term committed relationship with her li

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  1. Minor, but it s a particular type of minorness that is often quite lovely, even when it s not entirely successful Winner of the LAMDA Award in 1990, it begins with a young woman s chance or is it fated encounter with an old photograph album in an antique store, its brittle pages filled with photographs of four young women identified as The Gang in the handwritten captions from the early twentieth century She is eventually told it is not for sale it s a family heirloom just for display, in fact , [...]


  2. This is one of my absolute favorite lesbian novels of all time Is it a fantasy Modern fiction Romance Surrealism Historical fiction Actually it is a little bit of everything, mixed with gripping characters, intricate settings, and wonderful pacing.


  3. Merci to Sarah for recommending this to me I knew it was lesbian fiction, but I didn t know until I started reading that it was a ghost story as well Lesbians and ghosts Ghosts who are lesbians Yes, please So perhaps this could ve been better written, because it was missing that vital yet elusive and ineffable something, but I don t really have much complaint other than that Seriosuly, I mean it had antiques, friendships, old photographs, obscure and unpublished novels, secrets, lesbians, ghosts [...]


  4. This book, while the narrative sometimes felt a bit lost or lacking, maintained a sense of home or familiarity The characters were full of personality, even as large as the cast was.The way history haunted the main character was compelling Without being overt, it represented well how young lgbt folks look into the past to find themselves.I enjoyed the way that the book held an air of romance the entire way through, without being a purely romantic plot The romance was found in the history, the ad [...]


  5. I rather liked Out of Time It wasn t a work of absolute literary genius, and one I honestly came across obscurely, in a second hand shop in where else but Manhattan For what it was, I did enjoy it and finished it in two days It s an easy read, and the overall plot was interesting, to say the least, but there were a few things to get over The main character, Susan, is a little flat, and I found it a little hard to care about what happened to her In the end, some things were left a little opened e [...]


  6. Out of Time by Paula Martinac reminded me a lot of Penelope J Stokes Blue Bottle Club Unlike the main character in Blue Bottle Club, Susan in Out of Time is literally haunted by the four women in a picture Susan acquires this picture when she steals a scrapbook from an antique store Stealing is not usual for Susan, but it was like someone wanted her to take it That s when the haunting and the obsession begin Susan follows the clues and the voices to find out what happened to The Gang especially [...]


  7. A Lammy winner If you only know Martinac from _Chicken_, this is very very different Quite intriguing on various levels Paranormal ghost story Contemporary romance Historical romance Study of Women sHistory in the early 20th C Character study Martinac masterfully combines these elements for a satisfyingly eerie read I found especially interesting the impact Susan s uncanny relationship with the Gang has on her on mundane relationship with Catherine An altogether enjoyable and thought provoking [...]


  8. fun quick fiction love story ies lesbian love story ies to boot a bit of mysticism ghostiness as well i think the most interesting bit was about the women in the 20s 30s and their lives made me want to read nonfiction on women activists and lesbians at that time, but it also tied into where i am in zinn s people s history with women s suffrage and the triangle shirt factory fire.


  9. I read this because it was a Lambda award winner and its women s history supernatural theme sounded intriguing I read it in two sittings and really enjoyed it It was a quick, intelligent read with romance, mystery, and women s history It stayed true to its plot and didn t stray into the typical dyke angst that dominates lesbian fiction.


  10. 3.5 5 Kind of hated the main character most of time, but I enjoyed reading about the history of feminists I wish we learned about the characters in the past Sometimes this book was dull and took a while for the story to progress.


  11. I m not sure why I liked this book but I did it was haunting yet embarrassing for the protagonist A lesbian love triangle involving unresolved ghosties and flickering real time relationship drama Sounds lesbianic to me Made me want to go collect things in antique shops.


  12. Debut novel One of the better U.S lesbian novels I ve encountered I was reluctant to read a ghost story, but it s not really that It s multiple love stories rolled into one, well plotted Winner of a Lammy in 1990, back when they were harder to come by and meant .


  13. A wonderful tale connecting history and modern love with enjoyable characters and great writing The women of this book would be welcome at my table any day







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