The Blind Season: Common Threads in the Life

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iUniverse, 2001 - Fiction - 300 pages
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"Ronald L. Donaghe continues his series with a novel that excels both as a family and an action drama. Five years after the events of the novel Common Sons, young lovers Tom and Joel decide to start a family. The struggles they face come from unexpected sources, keeping readers guessing at the next obstacles or solutions. Donaghe delivers what should become a classic of gay literature."-Duane Simolke, author of The Acorn Stories

In The Blind Season, the sequel to the best-selling novel Common Sons, Joel and his husband, Tom, decide to start a family. Knowing that two gay men will never be able to adopt, Joel and Tom decide to find a surrogate mother to carry their child. What they find is a lot more than they bargained for.

Sharon Minninger, a beautiful and determined runaway from a Mennonite community near Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico, offers to carry their child. Her influence has more impact on their lives than the couple could ever have imagined.

Joel and Tom discover that the backlash of their decision to be fathers is much worse than expected. They are unprepared for the venomous reaction from some of the less open-minded citizens of the small southwestern New Mexico town. Luckily, the two men have powerful allies in the battle over their child.

 

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Contents

ACTS
1
THE CONCEPTION
3
CROSSING THE BORDER
17
THE RUNAWAY
24
HOW IT HAD COME TO THIS
28
THE REECE FAMILY
36
GAINING INFORMATION
44
MARGARET JOST
52
A PHONE CALL AND A DEATH
155
THE VISIT
166
BETRAYAL
174
A MISUNDERSTANDING
186
TOMS ANGER
192
A NEST OF SNAKES
201
THE GAME AS THEY SAY IS UP
209
CONSEQUENCES
221

DOUGLAS REECE
57
BIRTHDAY CONFESSIONS
63
WITH CHILD
72
THE BLIND SEASON
81
THE SECRET GETS OUT
93
SHARE US
101
WITHOUT WARNING
109
COMPLICATIONS
125
BIRTH DAY
127
THE NAME
139
HOMECOMING
147
A PASSING WIND A CHANGE OF SEASONS
223
BECOMING AN AMERICAN
230
FREE WOMEN
237
THE GATHERING 1971
247
DADDIES GIRL
261
SO SOON
267
LEAVING
274
AFTERWORD
279
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
283
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About the author (2001)

Donaghe is a technical writer and office manager.

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