Touchwood Out of Print Edition – Paperback
Touchwood (Out of Print Edition) by Karin Kallmaker
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This edition of Touchwood is the original 1991 Naiad Press version on the inside. Click here for the new 30th Anniversary Edition which includes a foreword and short story.
Twenty-nine-year-old Rayann Germaine, betrayed by her lover, flees in grief and rage. She meets book store owner Louisa Thatcher, a woman many years her senior, who offers shelter and work... and soon, passion, and a loving place in her life.
But Rayann encounters challenges to this new love—from friends who question its wisdom, from her mother who disapproves of this liaison with a woman her own contemporary, from Louisa's son who learns for the first time his mother's true sexuality.
And there are profound differences between Rayann and Louisa themselves, two women who come from dramatically different places in the spectrum of age and life experience. Their only common ground seems to be the searing attraction that they both try to deny...
What People are Saying:
- Reader Comments about TouchwoodOne of the few books about a older woman with a younger woman. Both sensitive and serious as well as filled with humor.
- Touchwood at Bay WindowsA wonderful book…truly outstanding.
- Touchwood and Watermark at Bay Area ReporterA wonderfully written, wonderfully entertaining novel.
- words: 63000
Further details about how this book came to be are included in the Foreword of Touchwood - 30th Anniversary Edition
Watermark, the sequel to Touchwood, was written nine years later. The author humbly suggests that readers allow a lapse of time between the two novels, though perhaps not quite that long.