It’s a rainy weekend at IHS headquarters!
Saturdays are when we round up all the sapphic book news from the previous week into one convenient location. Think of it as your personal lesfic directory! After all, we know the weekend is when so many of us are able to unwind for a minute and want to get lost in a good women loving women book. What could be better?
Have you downloaded your copy yet of the Favorite Scenes from Favorite Authors Anthology? 190+ sapphic authors have chosen their favorite scenes just for you. We’re super excited by how many big names are in the collection, including Radclyffe, Jae, Milena McKay, Anna Stone, Rachel Lacey, Clare Ashton, Roslyn Sinclair, and so many other fantabulous authors.
Without further ado, let’s get to all the sapphic book news from this past week!
Here are the links for this week’s posts:
All About the Books
Join authors as they showcase their new release in a fun and engaging way. Click on each image for a behind the scenes peek!
Meet my baby boy, Jack. Isn’t he the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? Submitted by Julie, a reader.
Please click on the images for the details for each announcement.
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TB loves exploring places near and far, so we’ve created a weekly game where TB goes on an adventure, snaps some photos, and then lets you guess her location.
To answer last week’s mystery, 73% of you were right. Miranda and I visited Vassar College, an absolutely lovely campus. Also, 12% of you guessed I kept saying Meryl Streep walked here. Sadly, I didn’t know that fact before the visit, so now I have to go back so I can say that. I’ve had a crush on her since before I knew what crushes were.
After visiting Vassar, we went to a mansion that wasn’t all that far from the college.
Here are some facts about the home.
1. It’s a historic house museum in Hyde Park, New York.
2. It was constructed between 1896 and 1899, and it’s an example of the Beaux-Arts architecture style.
3. The architectural firm McKim, Mead & White designed the 54-room home.
4. The mansion sits on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River and the grounds include 211 acres.
5. When it was purchased by a railroad magnate, the location made it an easy trek from New York City on the New York Central Railroad.
6. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had a place nearby, encouraged Margaret “Daisy” Van Alen, who inherited the mansion, to donate the home with most of its original furnishings, to the National Park Service in 1940.
For this week’s Sapphic Books in the Wild, we took Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail by Ashley Herring Blake. While the house on the book cover isn’t as grand, they both have columns.
Here are the photos of the mansion, including some shots of Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail.
Time to vote on the name of the mansion!
Polls are open until April 6 and the answer will be revealed on Saturday, April 8.
Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!
Miranda & TB