Nancy Manahan & Becky Bohan
Authors and Activists
Other Books

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Nancy Manahan, Ph.D.

cover lesbian nuns breaking silenceLesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence

This ground-breaking book, co-edited with Rosemary Keefe Curb, Ph.D., recounts the struggles and accomplishments of 50 lesbian former and present nuns, including the editors. Published in 8 languages, this best-seller was featured on the Phil Donahue and Sally Jessie Rafael shows and in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and Newsweek. Includes 50 photos, a glossary of terms, and an annotated bibliography.

Original Naiad Press edition, 1985, 420 pages. Original edition cover shown to the left.

New 2013 edition with updated material now available.

On My Honor: Lesbians Reflect on Their Scouting Experiences
cover On My Honor
Nancy’s second ground-breaking anthology contains funny, riveting, inspiring, and heart-breaking stories by 33 lesbian Girl Scout members, volunteers, camp counselors, and professionals. Highlights similarities and differences between Girl Scouts’ and Boy Scouts’ policies regarding discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Includes 38 graphics, 58 photos, and a glossary of terms.

Madwoman Press, 1997, 288 pages.


Becky Bohan, M.A.

Sinister Paradise

A suspense novel set in Greece, this gripping tale follows lesbian classics scholar Britt Evans as she inadvertently discoveres illegal activities on Santorini after a photographer plunges to his death from the island's steep cliffs. As the criminal investigation intensifies, so do Britt's feelings for Cassie Burkhardt, a free-spirited computer programmer at the archeological dig. When Cassie is abducted, her survival hinges on Britt's resourcefulness and courage.

Madwoman Press, 1993, 222 pages.

Fertile Betrayal

In a rural Minnesota town, lesbian veterinarian Nedra Wells tries to get to the bottom of a deadly virus in the cows on a struggling farm. Trouble looms on the home front as well, when Nedra's lover Annie Callahan wants to leave her high school teaching job and return to urban life. Both complications lead these likable characters --and the valuable livestock -- to an unexpected resolution.

Madwoman Press, 1995, 240 pages.


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