Lone Stars

Lone Stars

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Lone Stars follows the arc of four generations of a Texan family in a changing America. Julian Warner, a father at last, wrestles with a question his husband posed: what will you tell our son about the people you came from, now that they're gone? Finding the answers takes Julian back in time to Eisenhower's immigration border raids, an epistolary love affair during the Vietnam War, crumbling marriages, queer migrations to Cambridge and New York, up to the disorienting polarization of Obama's second term. And in these answers lies a hope: that by uncloseting ourselves--as immigrants, smart women, gay people--we find power in empathy.

Title:Lone Stars
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250256102
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    Lone Stars Reviews

  • Justin Deabler

    Hello! I wrote this book and wanted to share a little about my inspiration. Really I started writing it to try and answer questions that there was no one around left to ask. Much of my extended family...

  • Lyn?Loves?Listening #AUDIOBOOKADDICT

    Audio - 5 StarsStory - 5 Stars...

  • Bonnie DeMoss

    This is a well-written familiy saga which explores discrimination, racism, adoption, same sex relationships, and other topics. The characters are well developed....

  • Dennis

    Lone Stars is a multigenerational story of love, pain, equality, and struggle. The story takes off with Julian Warner discussing what he and his husband will do when their son asks about Julian's ...

  • Bonnye Reed

    I received a free electronic ARC of this excellent novel from Netgalley, Justin Deabler, and St. Martin's Press. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. I have read this novel of my own voli...

  • Fanna

    May 20, 2020: This is going to be so emotional with these important themes, uff....

  • Joanna

    I loved this book! It’s very well-balanced. A lot happens to the characters, but it never feels excessive or overloaded. You never feel like the author is piling things on just to pile things on. I ...

  • Sandy

    At first, the pace of this epic, multi-generational story as it moved through the early generations caused me to lose interest a little, but they were important to understand the lives that eventually...

  • Traci

    When Julian finally has a baby of his own, his husband, Phillip, asks him what he’s going to tell their son about his family. One night while soothing the baby, Julian spends some time thinking abou...

  • Louis Muoz

    4.5, because of a slow start for me, but unreservedly giving this book 5 stars. I had been looking forward to this book since long before it came out, and once I finally had a chance to start reading ...