This Is Not For You

This Is Not For You

This Is Not For You, perhaps Rule's most self-consciously literary and philosophical novel, tells the story of a young woman in the late 1950s and early 1960s as she negotiates her lesbian sexuality. This epistolary lament -- an unsent letter to a lover who was never quite a lover -- vividly depicts New York and London and a group of friends as they search, sometimes in va This Is Not For You, perhaps Rule's most self-consciously literary and philosophical novel, tells the story of a young wo...

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Title:This Is Not For You
Author:Jane Rule
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:This Is Not For You
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

This Is Not For You Reviews

  • Joanna
    Feb 17, 2007
    That everyone makes different choices. My favorite book of all time. ...
  • Evan
    Jul 14, 2008
    This book made me feel smarter than I am. Which is to say that engaged me intellectually. The narrator has a real dry, detached way about her, that was both comforting and frustrating to me as a reader. A just the facts type telling. There was no way to get emotionally involved. If thi...
  • Karen
    Aug 24, 2007
    I love this book, although it makes me sad. It's beautifully written, and I really like and feel for Kate. I could keep analyzing these characters for a long time. ...
  • Emmi
    Sep 06, 2007
    Very painful story; beautifully written. ...
  • Liza
    Nov 27, 2011
    Things I love about this book include the cover, the title, and the fact that I got it at the Lesbian Herstory Archives book sale. It is hard for me to read it without imagining it being spoken in a Very Serious monotone. ...
  • Liobhan
    Mar 11, 2010
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  • Gaije
    Aug 05, 2011
    I just loved this book so much. It's beautiful and heart breaking and true. Every time I read it, I just love it more. ...
  • Cat Rambo
    Sep 20, 2012
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  • Justina Hayden
    Aug 15, 2009
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    Dec 10, 2015
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  • Rainbowgardener
    Jul 18, 2010
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  • Becky Rosenson
    Jul 03, 2011
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  • Sofia Antonia Milone
    Jan 08, 2017
    This is a wonderfully written book; intelligent, philosophical, and in great literary style. I love writers who can depict so much through dialogue alone, and who can jump so seamlessly through time without giving you whiplash. But frankly, I hated the ending. I hated the ending, at...
  • Jan
    Aug 07, 2012
    Vaguely remember really liking this character driven book of self-discovery. ...
  • Tiana Clase
    Mar 27, 2011
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  • Penny Myles
    Jan 16, 2018
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    Mar 15, 2012
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  • Sally
    Jun 20, 2012
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  • Wendy Greenberg
    Sep 25, 2012
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  • Sharon
    Apr 15, 2013
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  • Elaine May
    May 08, 2015
    My favorite book of all time. Kate and Esther are still in my head. I don't want them to leave ever ...
  • Westcoast_girl
    Dec 11, 2013
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  • Elsie
    Aug 23, 2013
    beautifully written and heart breaking ...
  • Tracy
    Jan 03, 2014
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  • Amy
    Oct 23, 2016
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  • Hg Ramsay
    May 31, 2015
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  • Dide
    Jan 25, 2017
    I like the dialogues the depiction of characters and their quirks. Other than "said" used more than I can condone, it was an enjoyable read. I dislike kate though...I kept asking why was she so afraid to at least attempt once to embrace her love. ..it's sad and as much as I feel everyo...
  • Mary Alice
    May 04, 2017
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  • Car
    Feb 21, 2018
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  • Julia
    Feb 17, 2019
    Well-written and understated, driven by dialogue. A glimpse into the 1950s showing an angle not frequently seen in fiction. ...