Unlike others

Unlike Others front cover. A brunette lays back on a black couch, holding a cigarette in her right hand. Her head is upright towards the left of the image, and her right arm is bent at the elbow, rested on the armrest of the couch. Her left arm stretches over her body, and her left leg is bent at the knee. Her hair is straight and reaches her nape at the back, with bangs that reach her eyebrows. She is wearing a light blue blouse with buttons on the front and cuffs, and blue slacks folded at the hem. She seems to be barefoot. Her face is at a three-quarter angle toward the right of the reader, and her eyes are directed at a blonde who sits on a golden-yellow cushion on a carpeted floor, leaned against the couch. The blonde's right arm is stretched over the seat of the couch, her hand hanging, palm-down and relaxed, from the edge. Her left elbow rests on the edge as well, hand hanging relaxed and towards the reader, and wearing a bracelet. her legs are partially crossed and she is barefoot. She is wearing a V-neck white sweater with long sleeves and adjusted to her waist, and pink slacks folded up at the hem. Her head and eyes are directed towards the back and her right as she looks directly into the brunette's eyes with a relaxed expression. Her hair is straight and flips up above her shoulder. To the left of the image, a black, plastic ashtray sits on the ground. A potted plant can be seen on the ground, behind the brunette's head. The scene is lit from the top right.
Unlike Others back cover. The poignant and absorbing story of a young woman's search for love and fulfillment in a world of shadowed embraces and secret vows.

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Unlike others

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Jo is recovering from a broken heart but finds it hard to resist her new co-worker Betsy
A paperback original. This book was published as a mass-market paperback without a hardcover printing.

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187 pages
18 cm

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Meeting Notes

Jo and Betsy meet at their workplace

Reviews

Damon, Gene. "Unlike Others." Ladder, vol. 8, no. 4, January 1964, p. 17.

It’s been a while since we’ve had a Valerie Taylor title and her new book is very welcome. The story is familiar, girl needs girl, finds and wins girl, but the quality of the writing (in spite of a certain “slickness”) and the immediacy of the plot action make this a very good paperback and one which will please her loyal fans.

NODL Evaluation Report

"The book describes the 'love' between women too accurately and in too much details for an impressionable teen-ager [sic]."

More information about contested books

Contested in the U.S.A and Canada by the National Organization for Decent Literature. The book was listed in the NODL Newsletter from 10/21/63 until April 1964.

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The poignant and absorbing story of a young woman's search for love and fulfillment in a world of shadowed embraces and secret vows.
Valerie Taylor adds her name to the list of Midwood-Tower novelists in memorable fashion. A much-published and highly-talented writer, she treats this delicate subject as only she can, with startling incisiveness, neither condemning nor condoning but merely revealing the truths of twilight love. Unlike Others must rank as one of the year's best novels.

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A brunette lays back on a black couch, holding a cigarette in her right hand. Her head is upright towards the left of the image, and her right arm is bent at the elbow, rested on the armrest of the couch. Her left arm stretches over her body, and her left leg is bent at the knee. Her hair is straight and reaches her nape at the back, with bangs that reach her eyebrows. She is wearing a light blue blouse with buttons on the front and cuffs, and blue slacks folded at the hem. She seems to be barefoot. Her face is at a three-quarter angle toward the right of the reader, and her eyes are directed at a blonde who sits on a golden-yellow cushion on a carpeted floor, leaned against the couch. The blonde's right arm is stretched over the seat of the couch, her hand hanging, palm-down and relaxed, from the edge. Her left elbow rests on the edge as well, hand hanging relaxed and towards the reader, and wearing a bracelet. her legs are partially crossed and she is barefoot. She is wearing a V-neck white sweater with long sleeves and adjusted to her waist, and pink slacks folded up at the hem. Her head and eyes are directed towards the back and her right as she looks directly into the brunette's eyes with a relaxed expression. Her hair is straight and flips up above her shoulder. To the left of the image, a black, plastic ashtray sits on the ground. A potted plant can be seen on the ground, behind the brunette's head. The scene is lit from the top right.

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Item: Midwood Tower Publications Publisher This Item
Item: Young, Velma (Valerie Taylor) Creator This Item

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Citation

Taylor, Valerie, “Unlike others,” The Lesbian Pulp Fiction Collection @ Mount Saint Vincent University, accessed December 1, 2022, https://msvulpf.omeka.net/items/show/709.