By Dorothy Rice Bennett
women at the RUN is Dorothy Rice Bennett’s moment novel, following final year’s NORTH COAST: a latest Love tale. Jennifer and Stacy are younger and either, for various purposes, at the run. assembly at a truck cease, they shape an not going alliance and go the rustic jointly. attaining a preventing position, they struggle to construct lives—and to determine what their dating capability and what to do approximately it. . . . in the course of the evening, 23-year previous Jennifer Halston speeds west on I-70. A telephone name had warned her to escape from Pittsburgh. Now she doesn't understand what to do and simply retains using her pale Chevy Nova—while her blue eyes seek the rearview reflect with worry that she is being undefined. At a truck cease in Ohio, Jennifer notices a tender lady mountain climbing down from a truck cab. Later she sees her back status via the roadside with a thumb up. After hesitating a second, Jen comes to a decision to provide her a experience. And therefore she meets Stacy Stevens, a brief, stocky ex-soldier with spiky hair and a duffle bag over her shoulder. Stacy, 26, offended and working from rejection via her relations and the military, is overtly a lesbian. After Jennifer recovers from her preliminary surprise, she realizes that Stacy is an honest individual and that she doesn’t care approximately her being homosexual. quickly Stacy reassures Jen that the toughs pursuing her in Pittsburgh, after an altercation in a bar, will not be more likely to be chasing her now that she has left their turf. Jennifer steadily calms down yet maintains using west. Stacy and Jennifer shape a tentative alliance and forge a direction around the usa. Jennifer has constrained money; Stacy is familiar with tips on how to camp, so that they sleep lower than the celebs. mentioned in a wide farm relations, Stacy exudes self belief; Jennifer, an in basic terms baby whose mom and dad died whilst she used to be undefined, is anxious. but convenience progressively grows among them. Stacy unearths the tall blonde very appealing yet is familiar with sufficient to maintain fingers off. She additionally wonders aloud if probably their being at the run was once now not an coincidence yet as an alternative a few type of future. attaining Stacy’s selected vacation spot, San Francisco, the 2 stay jointly to discover housing and jobs. informed as a military mechanic, Stacy has an agenda—locate paintings after which discover ’Frisco’s famed homosexual group the place she hopes to discover enjoyable, love, and eventually a companion. Jen, having without warning left in the back of her task, her associates, and her domestic, is at unfastened ends. Stacy encourages her to do what she’s constantly dreamed of doing, and Jennifer attempts to determine what that's. continually keen on writing, she makes a decision to maintain a magazine and reveals, strangely, that her innovations and emotions frequently revolve round her mysterious buddy Stacy. they're very diversified, yet Stacy and Jennifer steadily turn into fairly close—until Carrie Dozier arrives and turns their international the wrong way up. a chum from Pittsburgh, Carrie now reveals Jen residing with a lesbian—something that makes Carrie very uncomfortable. After stepping into their tiny condominium, she introduces Jennifer to eligible younger males, thrusting her right into a social international that Jen has consistently shunned. And sensing the stress between them, Stacy will get occupied with exploring the neighborhood homosexual scene. even if great things ensue for Stacy at the activity and together with her estranged family members, her dating with Jennifer looks at the skids—until Carrie’s consistent strain leads Jen to an emotional obstacle. Jennifer without notice learns extra deeply who she genuine is and what she desires from lifestyles. . . .