Books & Writing

Coming to this page are several books I’ve written and privately published or not published.
There are finished books, works in progress, and collections of writings that may someday become books.
The only live page at the moment is my book in progress, Tenderly, Lesbian Meditations on Deborah Kerr.
The first few chapters are here, to be followed soon by more.

Finished books not yet ready for the internet but hopefully coming soon include:
The Auto Biography of Deborah Carr, a philosophical journal from 1980,
and two books inspired by my ancestors: Ruth Baldwin Chenery with my great grandmother’s Italianate sonnets, and My Mother’s People, set in Colorado in the late 1800s and featuring family memories passed down among the women and many photographs taken by my great-grandmother Maude.

There’s a historical novel that will probably never be completed:
the first 70 pages of Her Majesty, the King, about Queen Christina of Sweden (1626–1689).
And pieces that hopefully will become books or parts of the books Magic and Philosophy
and What Dolls Do.

Tenderly: Lesbian Meditations on Deborah Kerr

Tenderly: Lesbian Meditations on Deborah KerrKnown for spirituality and sexiness, intelligence and dignity, British actress Deborah Kerr is remembered for The King and I, An Affair to Remember, From Here to Eternity, The Night of the Iguana, The Chalk Garden, and many other films. At twelve years old, Tangren fell in love with her. Throughout her growing-up years, she watched Deborah’s movies closely and passionately. Now a retired philosophy professor, she revisits those films of half a century ago from the perspective of years and the understandings of feminism. In this magical, funny, insightful book, the author traces her lifelong crush on a movie star, what it taught her, and how it shaped her as a woman who loves women.
Currently, the first few chapters are up on this page. More to be along soon. Your feedback encouraged.
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The Auto Biography of Deborah Carr

The Auto Biography of Deborah CarrThe Auto Biography of Deborah Carr, a philosphical journal from 1980.
A teacher, mother, lesbian, and observer of dreams and small miracles; a year of life.
This book is finished, needs only to be made computer-ready.
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Magic and Philosophy

Magic and PhilosophyMeditations on teaching philosophy, history of Western Philosophy,
magic and skepticism, and magicians and what they do.
Collections of writings: not up yet.
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Her Majesty the King: Queen Christina of Sweden

Her Majesty the King: Queen Christina of SwedenThe beginnings of a historical novel about Queen Christina of Sweden (1627–1689)
At 70 pages, this book may be halted forever, needs only to be made computer-ready to upload what exists.
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My Mother’s People

My Mother's PeopleSet in Colorado in the late 1800s, this features family memories passed down among the women
and many photographs taken by my great-grandmother Maude.
This book is finished, needs only to be made computer-ready.
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Ruth Baldwin Chenery

Ruth Baldwin CheneryFeatures my great-grandmother’s Italianate sonnets.
This book is finished, needs only to be made computer-ready.
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