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Clara's Story
Clara's Story

Clara's Story


258 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Trade Paper, $13.95 (US $13.95) (CA $16.95)

Publication Date: August 2011

ISBN 9781934452639

Rights: WOR

Bedazzled Ink Publishing (Aug 2011)

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Claire’s passion for the New York art scene is overshadowed by her fascination with a quirky—and stunning—Italian artist, Isabelle. The only thing bolder than Isabelle’s paintings is her flirting and, try as she might, Claire can’t shake the charming girl from her mind—and heart. Like a new world explorer, Claire breaks away from a nagging, uptown mother and her nearly-estranged downtown father and journeys across an ocean and cultures in search of life and love.


"Doreen Perrine weaves great art and human pathos into a smart and cleverly-crafted novel." —Salem West, The Rainbow Reader 

"It's a pretty fun read, and easy to get into. Pick this up if you like reading about backstabbing relatives, learning to unwind and grow up, and the art world. Or just an ultimately happy ending romance with a few tears and miscommunications, but not too many cliches, along the way." —Good Lesbian Reviews

"It was very easy for me to immerse myself in the hustle and bustle of the European countries Claire visited. I'm looking forward to reading the second book in this series. I only hope Claire finds a happy ever after because if one character deserves it, she does." —Terry's Lesfic Reviews

Author Biography

Doreen Perrine is a writer and artist who lives in the Hudson Valley of upstate New York. She was a finalist in the South Africa's Bloody Parchment literary festival, and has published her short stories in anthologies and literary ezines including The Copperfield Review, Lacuna, Freya's Bower, Raving Dove, Harrington Lesbian Literary Quarterly, Sinister Wisdom, Lesbian Connection, Queer and Catholic, Gay Flash Fiction, Khimairal Ink, Sapphic Voices, Read These Lips, and Queer Collection. Doreen's plays have been performed throughout New York City.