Covers from Ann Bannon’s The Beebo Brinker Chronicles series:
- Odd Girl Out (1957)
- I Am a Woman (1959)
- Women in the Shadows (1959)
- Journey to a Woman (1960)
- Beebo Brinker (1962)
All images taken from Ann Bannon’s website, available here: http://www.annbannon.com/
The last two books I read by Bannon, Women in the Shadows, and Journey to a Woman (the 4th and 5th books chronologically). I might have been burned out by this point in my reading. Then again it does chronicle the falling apart of two different romantic relationships, and, shows a certain amount of insanity in the characters.
Still, all five books in the series are worthwhile reads, and most are quite good.
Ann Bannon, Beebo Brinker (via misszupperlups)
First in the series published, second chronologically. Only one set in a college university. Got an extra kick reading it when I realized that the book was set at the university my parents attended roughly around the same time period. Ok, a decade later, but still.
I believe this might have been the second lesbian book I read, after Beebo Brinker. Wasn’t the worst of the lot, nor the best.
Lost, lonely, boyishly appealing -
this is Beebo Brinker - who never really knew what she wanted -
until she came to Greenwich Village and found the love that smoulders in the shadows of the twilight world.
Ah yes. The first one I read by Bannon. The character whose name, oddly, is used for the series. First chronologically. Last published.
I liked it so much that I didn’t want to read the rest. Then realize she, Beebo, didn’t even appear in the first book published, Odd Girl Out, so gave it a try.
Ann Bannon, Beebo Brinker (via queerbetweenthelines)
Read this, I did. The book, I mean. Always wondered why it was the Beebo Brinker Chronicles when it mostly was about Laura Landon (star of Odd Girl Out (which includes Beth), I Am Woman (which includes Beebo Brinker), Women in the Shadows (again including Brinker), and appearing in Journey to a Woman (which centered on Beth this time, and also includes Brinker).
Brinker doesn’t appear in Odd Girl Out. Beth only appears in Odd Girl Out and Journey to a Woman. Laura is in all but the last book published, which was the prequel Beebo Brinker. So it is called the Beebo Brinker Chronicles? I assume it was called that because that is what the combo book that came out in 1962 was called, The Beebo Brinker Chronicles (which contains all but Journey to a Woman).
My post was going to be about something else then got distracted by the name of the series. hmms.