In this stunning novel of bravery and love, Talley (Our Own Private Universe, 2017) ties together the lives of two young women connected across generations through the power of words. In 1955, aspiring teen author Janet Jones lives in Washington, DC and keeps the love she shares with her best friend Marie a secret. When she discovers a lesbian novel at a bus station, Janet is inspired to write one herself. Sixty-two years later, high school senior and writer Abby Zimet is out and proud. Because of the stress of her recent breakup and her parents’ crumbling marriage, she immerses herself in vintage lesbian fiction and feels connected to one author, "Marian Love," and is determined to track her down.