Womenfriends by Shirley Walton and Esther Newton

From 1970 through 1972, at the height of the Women's Liberation Movement and the explosive beginning of what would be Lesbian Separatism, Shirley Walton and Esther Newton kept a joint journal, writing separately but in constant conversation with each other. Best friends since college, the two struggled, not always successfully, to keep their different sexual orientations and life choices within the frame of their friendship and feminist sisterhood.  Self published, this book is now an intimate historical document of one of the most exciting periods in the twentieth century.