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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Bella Books (November 16, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594932123
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594932120
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,505,399 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

GINA NOELLE DAGGETT is an award-winning writer, director, producer, speaker, and columnist in CURVE Magazine.

Daggett's debut novel, JUKEBOX, was published by Bella Books (Nov 2010). While Jukebox was a work-in-progress, it won a grant from POWER UP. She has adapted the novel into a screenplay, and will be producing and directing the film through her production company Chateau Entertainment. Post-publication, Jukebox was also the recipient of the Alice B Lavender certificate for debut fiction and is a finalist for the 2011 Golden Crown Literary Society awards.

Daggett is best known under the penname "Lipstick" in the popular national advice column LIPSTICK & DIPSTICK featured in CURVE. Voted the No. 1 column by readers, Lipstick & Dipstick have also published a book: "Lipstick & Dipstick's Essential Guide to Lesbian Relationships" (Alyson Books 2007). As Lipstick, Daggett regularly speaks on college campuses, corporate headquarters and to large crowds with Dipstick (Kathy Belge). Together, they emceed the mainstage at San Francisco Pride in 2008, where they entertained the crowd--which pushed 200,000--before Margaret Cho.

In 2010, Daggett won OUTtv's Hot Pink Shorts contest. The prize: OUTtv funded her first short film Til Death Do Us Toby, which she also wrote and directed. She also co-wrote an original song, Hightail, with Christine Havrilla and Patricia McKenny. OUTtv produced a documentary about "Making Of Til Death Do Us Toby." It airs on OUTtv. You can learn more about Daggett's filmmaking ambitions here.

Under the umbrella of Chateau Entertainment, Daggett has a cooking show, Forking Delicious, in development with OUTtv.

A cum laude graduate from Pacific University's Creative Writing Program, Daggett is an avid runner, as well as a seasoned sommelier (or so she likes to think).

When she's not pounding the keys of her computer, she's pounding the pavement with her running shoes, skiing in Whistler or beachcombing for sea glass. Daggett lives in Vancouver, BC.

Customer Reviews

It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time!
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This author has a way for creating believable characters, and describing their experiences in a way that the reader feels like they are a part of the story.
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Such an entertaining, fast paced, original novel but even more a wonderful love story.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By racketstrings on November 17, 2010
Format: Paperback
an amazing first time accomplishment for Daggett! Such an entertaining, fast paced, original novel but even more a wonderful love story. A great read for any woman no matter sexual preference or age. I love her attention to detail and incredible talent for making me feel as if i was in the living room of all the characters.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B. Rabkeb on February 9, 2011
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What were your dreams as a child? What did you want to be when you grew up? Who were your friends? How did you decide how you would interact with others? How you would structure your relationships? What influenced your life? When did you 1st consciously find another person attractive? A woman? Admit you might be different than your society thought you should be?

These are the types of profound life events this novel leads you through, and prompts you to remember. It's full of life and living, drama, textured characters and emotions, angst and love. The careful, yet lovely, vibrant prose paints a picture of depth and authenticity that was an absolute pleasure to read.

Even though no two people really live the exact same life, there is something so genuine about how the characters Harper and Grace--growing up together as privileged debutantes in Arizona, with all the pressures and expectations that go along with it--unselfconsciously form a deep bond that they never label or question. It just is. Until they are forced to decide, suddenly as individuals, what their relationship truly means to them as adults.

Not heavy or graphic on the sex, though it's certainly there. Not as fluffy as some beach books, but neither is there a tragic ending, or too much angst that would keep me from reading it on vacation. The emotions often seem to have more weight or realism than you typically find in a book you're reading for pure escapism, but I definitely wouldn't let that put you off if you're looking for a fine book to spend time with.

Brilliant emotional and sensory journey. Satisfying conclusion.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By min on November 19, 2010
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such a great book. funny, heartbreaking, realistic - but most of all its greatest quality is how it captured all the feelings i experienced throughout my own journey. "jukebox" is a wonderful read but so much more than that...gina allows for it to be a personal voyage back in time...it was the key that unlocked some wonderful memories. it was lovely to go back.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Pretty Pants Kitty on November 22, 2010
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This eloquenty written novel was crafted in such a way that I quickly lost myself in the story and became deeply moved by the undeniable, steadfast love between Grace and Harper. A beautiful and tender love story!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sage320 on July 13, 2012
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Jukebox takes its name from the fact that each chapter is titled after a popular song that relates to the theme of that chapter. The book is unusual in that it begins as a coming out novel about two young girls; then skips a significant amount of time to become a book about the relationship between two women. That means there is a large portion of the women's development missing. What happens during the years they are separated to set them up for the second part of the book isn't there and that information might have been helpful for the story development.

Daggett had the courage to write a book that is sometimes difficult to read. Most romance fans want the story to progress in a certain way and Daggett doesn't conform to that formula. She rips her lovers apart with no certainty of reunification. She also reveals a significant amount about the emotions people go through as they discover they are gay, try to reorient themselves to what that means and deal with the stresses that come from family and community. The fact that the book starts in the 1980s shows that, contrary to some opinions, that is still very much an ongoing struggle.

Readers looking for a traditional romance won't find it here. It is a well written book though and the story is good enough to hold the reader's interest. It may also trigger some memories, both happy and painful. The ending is a bit of a cliché, but that doesn't mean the reader won't be entertained.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kristi C. on October 11, 2011
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Harper Alessi is the little rich girl being raised by her grandparents in Arizona; Grace Dunlop is the precocious English-born debutante. Fast friends from age eleven, Grace and Harper grow even closer as they get older. What's love got to do with it? Everything.

This is Harper's story--her story of meeting Grace for the first time in 1984 during tennis camp and of going to private school in Arizona, raised more by her grandparents than her world-traveling parents. Her world revolves around Grace and most of the time Grace doesn't even realize it. Harper knows she loves Grace, and as they pursue college and summer trips together, they finally admit their love for each other. Yet it is a love in denial: of course they love each other, of course they are intimate, but that doesn't mean they are lesbians!

Or does it? As Harper slowly comes into her own identity, she finally admits the truth of her love. Can she and Grace take that final step to truly be together, or will their own privileged circumstances keep them apart?

Sometimes when a story features rich kid characters, it is hard to get in the mood. The privilege of Grace and Harper's early years really sets the tone of most of the story. The money, the private school, the lack of financial issues in college, the summer trips abroad. It both scrapes at my nerves with the sense of entitlement that all the characters seem to have from the beginning and makes the story that much more believable when conflicts arise with Grace's mother and boyfriend, and surrounding Grace's trust fund.
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