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Gift Guide--New Queer Fiction

New queer fiction across genres!

Skye Falling: A Novel By Mia McKenzie Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984801609
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Published: Random House - June 22nd, 2021

GOOD MORNING AMERICA BUZZ PICK • A woman who’s used to going solo discovers that there’s one relationship she can’t run away from in this “hilarious, electric” (The New York Times) novel, a probing examination of the complexities of family, queerness, race, and community


Love in the Big City By Sang Young Park, Anton Hur (Translator) Cover Image
By Sang Young Park, Anton Hur (Translator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802158789
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Published: Grove Press - November 16th, 2021

A funny, transporting, surprising, and poignant novel that was one of the highest-selling debuts of recent years in Korea, Love in the Big City tells the story of a young gay man searching for happiness in the lonely city of Seoul


The Chosen and the Beautiful By Nghi Vo Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250784780
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Published: Tordotcom - June 1st, 2021

An Instant National Bestseller!
An Indie Next Pick!

A Most Anticipated in 2021 Pick for Oprah Magazine | USA Today | Buzzfeed | Greatist | BookPage | PopSugar | Bustle | The Nerd Daily | Goodreads | Literary Hub | Ms. Magazine | Library Journal | Culturess | Book Riot | Parade Magazine | Kirkus | The Week | Book Bub | OverDrive | The Portalist | Publishers Weekly


The Spectacular: A Novel By Zoe Whittall Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524799410
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 14th, 2021

Three generations of women strive for real freedom in this startling, provocative novel exploring sexuality, gender, and maternal ambivalence, from the acclaimed author of The Best Kind of People.


Dreaming of You: A Novel in Verse By Melissa Lozada-Oliva Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781662600593
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Published: Astra House - October 26th, 2021

"A feverish story of young adulthood, exploring how fandom and obsession shape how we relate to the world . . . Dreaming of You navigates the complexities of Latinx identity, self-loathing, love, and the loneliness of drifting into adulthood." —Miguel Salazar, Vulture


Las Biuty Queens: Stories By Iván Monalisa Ojeda, Pedro Almodóvar (Introduction by), Hannah Kauders (Translated by) Cover Image
By Iván Monalisa Ojeda, Pedro Almodóvar (Introduction by), Hannah Kauders (Translated by)
$21.00
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ISBN: 9781662600302
Published: Astra House - June 1st, 2021

"A dazzling collection of stories based in part on his/her life... Readers will want to consume these bonbons slowly because they are so rich and delicious."
Gay City News
 
"Chilean American writer Ojeda dazzles and devastates in this rich collection about a group of trans Latinx immigrants as they try to make it in New York City."


Afterparties: Stories By Anthony Veasna So Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780063049901
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Published: Ecco - August 3rd, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE’S JOHN LEONARD PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK 

WINNER OF THE FERRO-GRUMLEY AWARD FOR LGBTQ FICTION


The Prophets By Robert Jones, Jr. Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593085684
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 5th, 2021

Best Book of the Year
NPR • The Washington Post • Boston Globe • TIME • USA Today • Entertainment Weekly • Real Simple • Parade • Buzzfeed • Electric Literature • LitHub • BookRiot • PopSugar • Goop • Library Journal • BookBub • KCRW


Light From Uncommon Stars By Ryka Aoki Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250789068
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Published: Tor Books - September 28th, 2021

Good Omens meets The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet in Ryka Aoki's Light From Uncommon Stars, a defiantly joyful adventure set in California's San Gabriel Valley, with cursed violins, Faustian bargains, and queer alien courtship over fresh-made donuts.

Hugo Award Finalist
A National Bestseller
Indie Next Pick


Rainbow Milk: A Novel By Paul Mendez Cover Image
$26.95
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ISBN: 9780385547062
Published: Doubleday - June 8th, 2021

Nominated for a 34th annual Lambda Literary Award • An essential and revelatory coming-of-age narrative from a thrilling new voice, Rainbow Milk follows nineteen-year-old Jesse McCarthy as he grapples with his racial and sexual identities against the backdrop of his Jehovah's Witness upbringing.
 


With Teeth: A Novel By Kristen Arnett Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593191507
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Published: Riverhead Books - June 1st, 2021

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST, VOGUEMARIE CLAIRE, READER'S DIGEST, AND GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

“A gripping read…Unabashedly queer, probing and unafraid…Exceedingly engaging.” –USA Today


Summer Sons By Lee Mandelo Cover Image
$28.99
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ISBN: 9781250790286
Published: Tordotcom - September 28th, 2021

Lee Mandelo's debut Summer Sons is a sweltering, queer Southern Gothic that crosses Appalachian street racing with academic intrigue, all haunted by a hungry ghost.


A Spindle Splintered (Fractured Fables) By Alix E. Harrow Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250765352
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Published: Tordotcom - October 5th, 2021

USA Today bestselling author Alix E. Harrow's A Spindle Splintered brings her patented charm to a new version of a classic story. Featuring Arthur Rackham's original illustrations for The Sleeping Beauty, fractured and reimagined.


Under the Whispering Door By TJ Klune Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250217349
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Published: Tor Books - September 21st, 2021

A NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND INDIE BESTSELLER
One of Buzzfeed's "Best Books of 2022"!
An Indie Next Pick!

A Locus Awards Top Ten Finalist for Fantasy Novel


Blue-Skinned Gods By SJ Sindu Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781641292429
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Published: Soho Press - November 2nd, 2021

From the award-winning author of Marriage of a Thousand Lies comes a brilliantly written, globe-spanning novel about identity, faith, family, and sexuality.


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A Marvellous Light (The Last Binding #1) By Freya Marske Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250788870
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Published: Tordotcom - November 2nd, 2021

An International Bestseller!
Winner of the 2022 Romantic Novel Award in Fantasy!
Locus Award Finalist!

An Indie Next pick and LibraryReads pick—with four starred reviews!
A Best of 2021 Pick for NPR | Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble


Skye Papers By Jamika Ajalon Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781952177965
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Published: Amethyst Editions - June 8th, 2021

Twentysomething and restless, Skye flits between cities and stagnant relationships until she meets Scottie, a disarming and disheveled British traveler, and Pieces, an enigmatic artist living in New York. The three recognize each other as kindred spirits--Black, punk, whimsical, revolutionary--and fall in together, leading Skye on an unlikely adventure across the Atlantic.


Detransition, Baby: A Novel By Torrey Peters Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593133385
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Published: One World - October 5th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER The lives of three women—transgender and cisgender—collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces them to confront their deepest desires in “one of the most celebrated novels of the year” (Time)

“Reading this novel is like holding a live wire in your hand.”—Vulture


Plain Bad Heroines: A Novel By Emily M. Danforth, Sara Lautman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Emily M. Danforth, Sara Lautman (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062942869
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - October 5th, 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

The award-winning author of The Miseducation of Cameron Post makes her adult debut with this highly imaginative and original horror-comedy centered around a cursed New England boarding school for girls—a wickedly whimsical celebration of the art of storytelling, sapphic love, and the rebellious female spirit.


Boys of Alabama: A Novel By Genevieve Hudson Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631499029
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Published: Liveright - May 18th, 2021

A “soul-stirring debut,” Boys of Alabama tells the “bewitching” (Michelle Hart, O, The Oprah Magazine) tale of sixteen-year-old Max’s first year in America.

 


A Natural History of Transition By Callum Angus Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781999058876
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Published: Metonymy Press - April 27th, 2021

A Natural History of Transition is a collection of short stories that disrupts the notion that trans people can only have one transformation. Like the landscape studied over eons, change does not have an expiration date for these trans characters, who grow as tall as buildings, turn into mountains, unravel hometown mysteries, and give birth to cocoons.


You Exist Too Much: A Novel By Zaina Arafat Cover Image
$16.95
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ISBN: 9781646220595
Published: Catapult - June 8th, 2021

A “provocative and seductive debut” of desire and doubleness that follows the life of a young Palestinian American woman caught between cultural, religious, and sexual identities as she endeavors to lead an authentic life (O, The Oprah Magazine).


Femme Like Her By Fiona Zedde Cover Image
$18.69
ISBN: 9798201287115
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Published: Fiona Zedde - October 18th, 2021

Pathway to Love (Rivers Community Romance #7) By Radclyffe Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781636791104
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Published: Bold Strokes Books - November 16th, 2021

Dr. Bennett Anderson accepts a short-term contract at a rural medical center to fill the gap year before taking the high-profile job she'd put on hold while chasing a dream that had slipped away. In a deep-rooted community where everyone seems to know everyone else, Ben is an oddity--a stranger just passing through with no plans to build any ties.


Margaret and the Mystery of the Missing Body By Megan Milks Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781952177804
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Published: Amethyst Editions - September 14th, 2021

"A delightfully weird and very queer reimagining of 90s YA nostalgia." --Autostraddle

"Queer dynamite." --Kristen Arnett, author of Mostly Dead Things


Payback's a Witch (The Witches of Thistle Grove #1) By Lana Harper Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593336069
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Published: Berkley - October 5th, 2021

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina meets The L Word in this fresh, sizzling New York Times bestselling rom-com by Lana Harper.


One Last Stop By Casey McQuiston Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250244499
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 1st, 2021

*INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER*
*INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER*
*INSTANT #1 INDIE BESTSELLER*


From the New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue comes a new romantic comedy that will stop readers in their tracks...


100 Boyfriends By Brontez Purnell Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374538989
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - February 2nd, 2021

Winner of the 2022 Lambda Literary Award in Gay Fiction. A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. Longlisted for the 2022 Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award and the 2021 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize. One of Buzzfeed's Best LGBTQ+ Books of 2021, NBC's 10 Most Notable LGBTQ Books of 2021, and Pink News' Best LGBTQ Books of 2021.


Honey Girl By Morgan Rogers Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780778311027
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Published: Park Row - February 23rd, 2021

Named Most Anticipated of 2021 by Oprah Magazine * Marie Claire * Ms. Magazine * E * Parade Magazine * Buzzfeed * Cosmo * The Rumpus * GoodReads * Autostraddle * Brit & Co * Refinery29 * Betches * BookRiot and others

A LibraryReads Pick

"HONEY GIRL is an emotional, heartfelt, charming debut, and I loved every moment of it."


Future Feeling: A Novel By Joss Lake Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781593766887
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Published: Soft Skull - June 1st, 2021

Longlisted for the 2022 PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel


In At The Deep End By Kate Davies Cover Image
$15.99
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ISBN: 9780358299592
Published: Mariner Books - May 26th, 2020

* A Finalist for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction * One of Autostraddle's Best Queer Books of 2019 * 

A deliciously disarming debut novel about a twenty-something Londoner who discovers that she may have been looking for love—and pleasure—in all the wrong places (i.e., from men).


Written in the Stars: A Novel By Alexandria Bellefleur Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780063000803
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Published: Avon - November 10th, 2020

"I was hooked from the very first page!” – Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of In a Holidaze

"This book is a delight." – New York Times Book Review


We Had No Rules By Corinne Manning Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781551527994
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - May 12th, 2020

A young teenager stays a step ahead of her parents' sexuality-based restrictions by running away and learns a very different set of rules. A woman grieves the loss of a sister, a "gay divorce," and the pain of unacknowledged abuse with the help of a lone wallaby on a farm in Washington State.


Butter Honey Pig Bread By Francesca Ekwuyasi Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781551528236
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - November 3rd, 2020

Finalist, Lambda Literary Award, Governor General's Literary Award, and Amazon Canada First Novel Award; Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize


Love After the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction By Joshua Whitehead (Editor) Cover Image
By Joshua Whitehead (Editor)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781551528113
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 20th, 2020

Lambda Literary Award winner


A World Between By Emily Hashimoto Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781936932955
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Published: Feminist Press - September 15th, 2020

A college fling between two women turns into a lifelong connection--and spells out a new kind of love story for a millennial, immigrant America.

"A sweetly poignant look at the transformative power of young love." --O, The Oprah Magazine


Fiebre Tropical By Julián Delgado Lopera Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781936932757
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Published: Amethyst Editions - March 4th, 2020

Winner for the 2021 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction


Winner of the 2021 Ferro-Grumley Literary Award for LGBTQ Fiction


Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Fiction


Murder at the Estate Sale: First in the Molly & Emma Booksellers Series By Lily Charles Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781644372449
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Published: Black Opal Books - August 15th, 2020

Based in Atlanta, Georgia the world of antiquarian and collectible bookselling is exposed as a hotbed of collectors and booksellers who will do almost anything to score that perfect collectible book. Emma and Molly find themselves in the middle of both a murder, and an occult cult, as they pursue their work and each other in a delightfully twisted, intriguing puzzle.



Patsy: A Novel By Nicole Dennis-Benn Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781631497896
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Published: Liveright - May 26th, 2020

Best Books of 2019: Washington Post • O, The Oprah MagazineTime • NPR • People • Buzzfeed
A TODAY Show #ReadWithJenna Book Club Selection
Winner • Lambda Literary Award [Lesbian Fiction]
A Washington Post Lily Lit Club Selection
Longlisted • PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction