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Author: Diane Salvatore
ISBN: 1562801090
Language: English
Pages: 238 pages
Category: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Naiad Pr; 1st edition (September 1, 1995)
Rating: 4.8
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Diane Salvatore is the author of four novels, Benediction, which was a Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award; Love, Zena Beth; Paxton Court; One of Our Own; and a story collection, Not Telling Mother.

Diane Salvatore is the author of four novels, Benediction, which was a Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award; Love, Zena Beth; Paxton Court; One of Our Own; and a story collection, Not Telling Mother.

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Diane Salvatore's most recent novel, Paxton Court, accomplishes this feat with both sensitivity and humor. Paxton Court begins by being smart and funny and ends by being moving and wise. Salvatore's growth as a writer is impressive. I like this book very much. The novel's very premise guarantees a laugh or two: four couples (three of which are lesbian) transplant their lives and relationships from hectic, diverse New York City and environs to staid, bourgeois Lakeside Leisure, "the preeminent retirement community of southwestern Florida.

Paxton; 1869-1941) - американский художник-импрессионист и педагог Уильям Пэкстон (Пакстон) (англ. Автор - truskovalent. Это цитата этого сообщения. Уильям Пэкстон (Пакстон) (англ.

William McGregor Paxton; 1869-1941) - американский художник-импрессионист и педагог Уильям Пэкстон (Пакстон) (англ. William McGregor Paxton; 1869-1941) - американский художник-импрессионист и педагог. Уильям Пэкстон (Пакстон). Автопортрет, около 1910 года.

Four couples, a close circle of friends, retire together to a sunny sleepy community in Florida. Four couples, a close circle of friends, retire together to a sunny "sleepy" community in Florida. But it's up and at 'em when the other Lakeside residents discover that their newest neighbors are all lesbians and gay men.

Paxton Court Block of 54 flats Paxton Court, Armfield Crescent, Mitcham CR4 2JZ.

Paxton Court Block of 54 flats Paxton Court, Armfield Crescent, Mitcham CR4 2J.

Salvatore at a book signing in 2008. Salvatore was born in Leominster, Massachusetts, the youngest of a family of seven. He also wrote the bot chat lines for the Quake III bots. Salvatore was hired as creative director for upstart game developer 38 Studios, which was owned by former baseball player Curt Schilling.

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Four couples, a close circle of friends, retire together to a sunny "sleepy" community in Florida. But it's up and at 'em when the other Lakeside residents discover that their newest neighbors are all lesbians and gay men.
Comments (5)
Ckelond
Each character is fully developed and I became involved in their stories. It was, for the most part, an upbeat book. The end could have been better.
Conjulhala
I would like to give this novel a higher rating because I enjoyed it and Salvatore is a good writer--but this novel just missed it by not being long enough or in depth enough. Part of the problem is that if she was going to make so many characters she needed to make the novel longer so we could identify with them. Most are never shown in enough depth to quite become attached to them. And the ending is rushed. If we were going to feel that Rich was going to choose Rudy over the young and handsome Greg, we needed to SEE the scene where Rich and Rudy come to a greater understanding, not just be told that it happened.

The ending made sense and was even touching in places, but I just didn't feel it because she was skimming over the people. This is still worth reading whether you are gay or not. While there are homophobes in it, decent, understanding straights are plentiful and this is more about learning to live together as human beings than one's sexuality.
Fek
The premise... Four elderly (60-ish) couples decide to build homes at Paxton Court and retire together there. All the homes a painted shades of purple and the neighbors have mixed reactions. I must admit it was a little difficult for me to think about couples in their twilight being sexually active (at least as active as these folks are), but Salvatore does such a nice job keeping things realistic and tasteful this reader forgot how old the characters are.

This is truly a great love story -- not only within each couple, but between the eight friends. As they deal with one especially troublesome neighbor, they make fast friends with several others who know about and overlook their "lifestyle."

This isn't one I'll keep permanently on my bookshelf, but I'm glad I got the chance to read it.
Querlaca
This is a book about a group of gay and lesbian friends who decide to retire and buy houses near each other in an exclusive Florida community. You get a chance to see how older members of the "family" adjust to living together and to trying to mix in with the rest of the neighborhood. There is a twist ending to one of the relationships that lingers with you. This just isn't what you expected to happen. It's hard to get into the book though because there isn't a lot to relate to in the characters. A longer book might have done the story more justice.
Fato
I was a little hesitant to read a work of fiction by a Lesbian writer, but I decided that I would give this author a try- boy am I glad I did! I had feared I would have to read lurid details about the sexual acts between two consenting adult women, and it was there. However, it was done very tastefully and lovingly by the author, and she even details an encounter between two men in a hot Florida nightclub- one man very young and inexperienced, the other definately not young physically but still feeling his youth inside. The "twist" at the end kept me riveted and wanting to keep reading every page so that I could learn what happens next. It was a very good read for the Summer- short, and oh so sweet.