Dianna Hunter will be at Peace United Church of Christ on Sunday, April 29 at 2:00 p.m. for a discussion and signing of her new book, Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-to-the-Land Life. There will be music by Terrol and Jane, and Zenith Bookstore will be selling books for purchase.
Wild Mares is a firsthand account, by turns comic and painful, of the lesbian feminist movement at its inception. It is Dianna Hunter’s deeply personal, wryly wise, and always engaging view of identity politics lived and learned in real life and, literally, on the ground, flourishing in the fertile soil of a struggling dairy farm in the American heartland.
"Dianna Hunter’s engaging memoir thoughtfully recounts a feminist era, ethos, and way of life that until recently has been largely lost to the historical record. Told with nuanced self-reflection and respect for wider contexts, Hunter’s stories will challenge any narrow assumptions about what it was like to create and live the ‘second wave.’" —Finn Enke, author of Finding the Movement
"Wild Mares is the riveting story of the struggles and integrity of a contemporary pioneer who tried to change the world with few resources other than her own extraordinary courage, stamina, resourcefulness, and idealism. From teaching the first women’s studies class at her college, to chopping wood and hauling it home through snowdrifts on a horse-drawn sleigh, to operating her own dairy farm, to advocating at the state government for struggling farmers, Dianna Hunter is an inspiring feminist force." —Nancy Manahan, author of Lesbian Nuns: Breaking Silence
Read more about the book here: http://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/wild-mares.