BBW violin star takes the stage in diverse NA romance

Esther, a popular young music star, is one of the lead characters in A Harvest of Ripe Figs. When her priceless violin is stolen after a performance in the capital city, the queen herself even gets involved in the search.Esther with hibiscus

She’s a fat woman depicted as pretty, healthy, and without any references to dieting or weight loss in her narrative. She even ends up at the center of a love triangle, choosing between her law student boyfriend and a friendly instrument dealer – who just happens to be one of the queen’s suspects.

In the words of nonhoration:

I don’t think I’ve ever read an author who describes fat characters as beautifully as Shira Glassman does. In most books that even bother to feature fat characters it seems like the characters are either evil, a joke or they’re somehow tragic like “she was fat but she had a pretty face” or something. I had to stop for a second while reading A Harvest of Ripe Figs because the description of Esther as a beautiful fat woman kind of knocked the wind out of me.

Esther picking hibiscus

drawings by Becca Schauer on commission.

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About Shira

Queer Jewish feminist author
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