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Salons of Paris, Then and Now

The quality of the eating, without a doubt, could make or break a Parisian salon. Today’s nostalgists may fantasize about the gathering of minds that took place each week at Gertrude Stein’s apartments on the rue de Fleurus near the jardins Luxembourg, but for many participants the buffet table held equal appeal. Stein’s lover Alice B. Toklas paid so much […]

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Charity and Sylvia now out on Kindle!

My new book, Charity and Sylvia: A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America, is now available for sale on Kindle. Publisher’s Weekly calls the book “beautifully written” and “an utterly absorbing love story.” Read the full review here. Charity and Sylvia is the tale of two ordinary women who lived in an extraordinary same-sex marriage in early […]

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