"Art for Art's Sake: Meredith's Story"

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"Art for Art's Sake: Meredith's Story"

Post by BassGuitarGirl on Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:09 pm

"Art for Art's Sake: Meredith's Story"
High school senior Meredith Bedford is a social outcast. Her family recently moved from the Catskill Mountains to the sprawling suburbs of Albany, the capital of New York State. Shy and self-conscious about her acne scars, she stays to herself and tries to remain invisible. Her twelve-year-old brother, Mikey, has Down Syndrome and she tries hard not to blame her troubles on him. Despite verbal and sometimes physical harassment, she survives because she has her art. She was selected to be part of the elite Advanced Placement art class and is quite good at capturing the emotions of her subjects in her portraits. Art is the one thing, besides her family, that helps her cope with her outcast status. One day, at a senior class meeting, she sees Dani Lassiter, president of the senior class, captain of the lacrosse team, and knows that she must paint this enigmatic young woman. One class period later, Dani manipulates things to have Meredith as her partner for a history project. Meredith is suspicious of Dani's motives, but takes a chance. And it pays off. Meredith slowly sheds her invisibility cloak and allows Dani in-a little at a time. They explore an old Victorian house for their history project and become close with Esther and Millie, the two older women who own the house and who've lived together for about forty years. But, when Dani reveals to Meredith that she is gay, Meredith simply can't deal with the news. How had she not known? What is it that won't allow her come to terms with this unexpected news? Will Meredith control her own homophobia or will she reject the one person who had taken a chance on her and made her feel human?

ISBN: 978-1-935053-14-9
**Available in both print and eBook formats.

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Post by BassGuitarGirl on Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:49 am

I'm stoked! "Art for Art's Sake: Meredith's Story" will be the June READ on LesficREADER (a Facebook group). Dates: June 20 - June 24, 2013. :cheers:

Here's the LesficREADER link on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lesficREADER/

If anybody here at the playground wants a *FREE* copy of "Art for Art's Sake: Meredith's Story," please let me know, and I'll send you one. I'll need yer snail-mail address (in a PM or email). And, yes, I will ship overseas! Very Happy I suppose I should make a cut-off date for requests.
How about by May 31, 2013.
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Post by Deej on Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:07 pm

I would love a copy
Also I will vist the Lesfic READER so ask questions. Woot!

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Post by Lilien on Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:46 pm

Ohhh, We would really want one. If that is ok. We are across the pond.
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Post by Athena on Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:12 pm

Lilien wrote:Ohhh, We would really want one. If that is ok. We are across the pond.
yes, Please.
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Post by BassGuitarGirl on Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:25 pm

deej, lily, athena - send me your addresses! I'll get a book out asap! Smile
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Post by Lilien on Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:08 pm

Hey Barb,

your book arrived! Thank you so much for it, and for all those little things that came with it, we love it very much!! You rock!

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Post by Deej on Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:35 pm

Ditto. Thank you

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Post by Athena on Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:47 am

Yes thank you very much. Especially for the little note. Can't wait to read it.
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Re: "Art for Art's Sake: Meredith's Story"

Post by BassGuitarGirl on Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:10 pm

COME JOIN IN ON THE DISCUSSION OF YOUNG ADULT LESBIAN BOOKS at LesficREADER!


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"Art for Art's Sake: Meredith's Story" is the June READ this weekend on LesficREADER (a Facebook group). Dates: June 20 - June 24, 2013. :cheers: 

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