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Gift Guide--New Queer Fiction

New queer fiction across genres!

Plain Bad Heroines: A Novel Cover Image
By Emily M. Danforth, Sara Lautman (Illustrator)
$25.19
ISBN: 9780062942852
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Published: William Morrow - October 20th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“A delectable brew of gothic horror and Hollywood satire . . . [and] what makes all this so much fun is Danforth’s deliciously ghoulish voice . . . exquisite." —Ron Charles, THE WASHINGTON POST


The Death of Vivek Oji: A Novel Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9780525541608
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Published: Riverhead Books - August 4th, 2020

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR’S CHOICE

"Electrifying." — O: The Oprah Magazine
 


Memorial: A Novel Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9780593087275
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 27th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK


The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250217288
Availability: Backordered
Published: Tor Books - March 17th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER!
An Indie Next Pick!
One of Publishers Weekly's "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020"
One of Book Riot’s “20 Must-Read Feel-Good Fantasies”


Real Life: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525538882
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 18th, 2020

A FINALIST FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE


“A blistering coming of age story” —O: The Oprah Magazine


In at the Deep End Cover Image
$14.39
ISBN: 9780358299592
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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).

Julia has


Written in the Stars: A Novel Cover Image
$14.39
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


Harrow the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy #2) Cover Image
$24.29
ISBN: 9781250313225
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Published: Tordotcom - August 4th, 2020

Harrow the Ninth, an Amazon pick for Best SFF of 2020 and the New York Times and USA Today bestselling sequel to Gideon the Ninth, turns a galaxy inside out as one necromancer struggles to survive the wreckage of herself aboard the Emperor's haunted space station.


The Pull of the Stars: A Novel Cover Image
$25.20
ISBN: 9780316499019
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - July 21st, 2020

In Dublin, 1918, a maternity ward at the height of the Great Flu is a small world of work, risk, death, and unlooked-for love, in "Donoghue's best novel since Room" (Kirkus Reviews)


Treacherous Seas (Provincetown Tales #8) Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781635557787
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Published: Bold Strokes Books - November 10th, 2020

Reese Conlon's much anticipated family leave is only two weeks away, and nothing is going to stand in the way of her being at her wife's side for the upcoming birth--not even the summer crowds in Provincetown, a new rookie cop with a hero complex, and a cruise ship at anchor in the harbor with a reported outbreak of a mysterious illness.


Exciting Times: A Novel Cover Image
$25.19
ISBN: 9780062968746
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Published: Ecco - June 2nd, 2020

“This debut novel about an Irish expat millennial teaching English and finding romance in Hong Kong is half Sally Rooney love triangle, half glitzy Crazy Rich Asians high living—and guaranteed to please.” Vogue 


We Had No Rules Cover Image
$14.36
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.


Bestiary: A Novel Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9780593132586
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Published: One World - September 29th, 2020

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS’ CHOICE • Three generations of Taiwanese American women are haunted by the myths of their homeland in this spellbinding, visceral debut about one family’s queer desires, violent impulses, and buried secrets.


Butter Honey Pig Bread Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781551528236
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - November 3rd, 2020

Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize


Love After the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction Cover Image
By Joshua Whitehead (Editor)
$17.06
ISBN: 9781551528113
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 20th, 2020

This exciting and groundbreaking fiction anthology showcases a number of new and emerging 2SQ (Two-Spirit and queer Indigenous) writers from across Turtle Island. These visionary authors show how queer Indigenous communities can bloom and thrive through utopian narratives that detail the vivacity and strength of 2SQness throughout its plight in the maw of settler colonialism's histories.


You Exist Too Much Cover Image
$23.40
ISBN: 9781948226509
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Published: Catapult - June 9th, 2020

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)


A World Between Cover Image
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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


Upright Women Wanted Cover Image
$18.89
ISBN: 9781250213587
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Published: Tordotcom - February 4th, 2020

A 2020 ALA Booklist Top 10 SF/F Pick!
A Booklist Editor's Choice Pick!

Book Riot's Best Books of 2020 So Far!

Named a Best of 2020 Pick for NPR | NYPL | Booklist | Bustle | Den of Geek


Polar Vortex Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9781617758621
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Published: Akashic Books - September 15th, 2020

A novel reminiscent of the works of Herman Koch and Rachel Cusk, in which a lesbian couple attempts to escape the secrets of their pasts.

Shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize
A Globe & Mail Best Book of 2020
One of Autostraddle's Best Queer Books of 2020


The Prettiest Star Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781938235627
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Published: Hub City Press - May 19th, 2020

One of 2020's most acclaimed books. A Kirkus Best Fiction Book of 2020 - One of O Magazine's Best LGBT Books of 2020 - A Finalist for the Southern Book Prize - One of the Women's National Book Association's 2020 Great Group Reads Selections - EW's 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 - BookRiot - Lambda Literary's - Salon - BookPage's - Garden & Gun's - Logo NewNowNext's


Something to Talk About Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593102527
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Published: Berkley - May 26th, 2020

A showrunner and her assistant give the world something to talk about when they accidentally fuel a ridiculous rumor in this debut romance.


Once You Go This Far: A Mystery (Roxane Weary #4) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250309372
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Published: Minotaur Books - July 7th, 2020

Once You Go This Far is the fourth thrilling mystery from Shamus Award-winning and Anthony and Macavity Award-nominated author Kristen Lepionka.


In a Midnight Wood: A Jane Lawless Mystery (Jane Lawless Mysteries #27) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250308443
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Published: Minotaur Books - September 8th, 2020

Beloved heroine Jane Lawless finds that some secrets don't stay buried forever in Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Ellen Hart's In a Midnight Wood, the 27th mystery in this cultishly popular series.


All My Mother's Lovers: A Novel Cover Image
$24.30
ISBN: 9781524745974
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Published: Dutton - May 26th, 2020

One of . . .


Fiebre Tropical Cover Image
$16.16
ISBN: 9781936932757
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Published: Amethyst Editions - March 4th, 2020

Lit by the hormonal neon glow of Miami, this heady, multilingual debut novel follows a Colombian teenager's coming-of-age and coming out as she plunges headfirst into lust and evangelism.


Murder at the Estate Sale: First in the Molly & Emma Booksellers Series Cover Image
$12.59
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.



Boys of Alabama: A Novel Cover Image
$24.26
ISBN: 9781631496295
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Published: Liveright - May 19th, 2020

Best Books of the Year • Esquire
Best Books of the Month • Entertainment Weekly, Lambda Literary, Southern Review of Books
Longlisted • Crook’s Corner Book Prize
Kirkus Reviews • 10 Summer Book Club Picks
O, The Oprah Magazine • "LGBTQ Books That'll Change the Literary Landscape in 2020"
Lit Hub • "Most Anticipated B


Vera Kelly Is Not a Mystery (A Vera Kelly  Story #2) Cover Image
$14.36
ISBN: 9781947793798
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Published: Tin House Books - June 16th, 2020

An Autostraddle Best Queer Book of 2020
A CrimeReads Best Espionage Novel of 2020

The “splendid genre-pushing” (People) Vera Kelly series returns in full force as our recently out-of-the-spy-game heroine finds herself traveling from Brooklyn to a sprawling countryside estate in the Caribbean in her first case as a private investigator. 


Docile Cover Image
$25.19
ISBN: 9781250216151
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Published: Tordotcom - March 3rd, 2020

K. M. Szpara's Docile is a science fiction parable about love and sex, wealth and debt, abuse and power, a challenging tour de force that at turns seduces and startles.

There is no consent under capitalism.


The Secret of You and Me Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781525832208
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Published: Graydon House - August 4th, 2020

True love never fades--and old secrets never die...


Mostly Dead Things Cover Image
$14.36
ISBN: 9781947793835
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Published: Tin House Books - April 21st, 2020

The celebrated New York Times Bestseller

A Best Book of the Year pick at the New York TimesNPRThe New YorkerTIMEWashington PostOprahmag.comThrillistShelf Awareness, Good Housekeeping and more.


Frankissstein Cover Image
$15.30
ISBN: 9780802149398
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Published: Grove Press - September 22nd, 2020

Since her astonishing debut at twenty-five with Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson has achieved worldwide critical and commercial success as "one of the most daring and inventive writers of our time" (Elle).


Cantoras Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525563433
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Published: Vintage - June 2nd, 2020

In defiance of the brutal military government that took power in Uruguay in the 1970s, and under which homosexuality is a dangerous transgression, five women miraculously find one another—and, together, an isolated cape that they claim as their own.


Patsy: A Novel Cover Image
$15.26
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
American Library Association • A Barbara Gittings L


Swan Song: An Odyssey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525657545
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Published: Knopf - June 9th, 2020

A new novel, funny, wise, moving, true, as only Lisa Alther can write ("she had me laughing at 4 in the morning" --Doris Lessing), set on a cruise ship, about a woman, a doctor in charge of the ship's clinic, recovering from the loss of her longtime female lover, a much-admired writer, and coping with the high-wire madcappery of cruise ship life as she reckons with her past and feels her way in


The Thirty Names of Night: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982121495
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Published: Atria Books - November 24th, 2020

Named Best Book of the Year by Bustle
Named Most Anticipated Book of the Year by The Millions, Electric Literature, and HuffPost
Named Best Book of Fall by USA TODAY, PopSugar, Alma, and Goodreads

The author of the “vivid and urgent…important and timely” (The N