Roller Coaster (Paperback)
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Two very different reasons brought Laura Izmani and Helen Baynor to the Beach Boardwalk for a symbolic ride on the biggest wooden roller coaster on the west coast. They part strangers, but only after sharing an experience that shifted both of their lives onto new tracks. Their paths cross again decades later when Laura interviews with Helen to become the private chef for the Baynor household. Given what Laura revealed during that fateful coaster ride, she's relieved that Helen seems to have forgotten her. Fiercely protective of her children, Helen--now a famous stage actress and widow with teenaged twins--divides her time between home in a sleepy California enclave and the bright lights of Broadway. Continuing her carefully managed life until her children leave for college is all she wants. Their first roller coaster ride together may turn out to be only a prelude...
About the Author
Karin Kallmaker's lesbian fiction novels include the Goldie and Lammy award-winning 18th & Castro, Just Like That, Maybe Next Time and Sugar and span lesbian romance, erotica and lesbian fantasy/speculative fiction. Translations include Spanish, French, German and Czech. More than five dozen short stories have appeared in anthologies and collections from numerous publishers. Her writing career began with the venerable Naiad Press and continues with Bella Books and includes more than two dozen books. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her partner and their two children.