am 21. Februar 1999
I first read this book about 20+ years ago. I loved it then, and I love it every bit as much now. It's a beautiful story of two women who fall in love in puritanical New England. Their love story is exquisite. (By the way, anyone who enjoyed P&S will also love Nanci Little's THE GRASS WIDOW. It's out of print now, but worth a search.)
am 27. Dezember 1998
I picked up this book out of curiosity and because of the "sensational" subject, and was totally captivated by the personalities of the two heroines, the warmth and passion of their relationship, their quest for "a place for us," and the lyrical writing. The plot is a bit too good to be true, but who cares? It's a book to love.
am 24. Dezember 1999
Originally published in 1969 under the title _A Place for Us_, this work may have been a breakthrough in its time, but now its a giant step backward for lesbian fiction. The characters in this book, while touchingly in love, have not the realist punch necessary to keep this book going. MOre importantly, if we are to analyze this book from a socially aware perspective, it seems that the social interactions are poisoned by a ``butch-femme'' conflation of expression and orientation. There currently no shortage of far, far better novels out there, both lesbian and not.