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Gift Guide--New Queer Fiction

New queer and trans fiction across genres!

All This Could Be Different: A Novel By Sarah Thankam Mathews Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593489123
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Published: Viking - August 2nd, 2022

2022 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: LOS ANGELES TIMES · NPR · VOGUE · TIME · VULTURE · BUZZFEED

A New York Times Editors' Choice Pick


Big Girl: A Novel By Mecca Jamilah Sullivan Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781324091417
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Published: Liveright - July 12th, 2022

Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
A Phenomenal Book Club Pick
TIME • Best Books of the Month
New York Times • Editors’ Choice
Vulture • Most Anticipated Books 2022
Goodreads • Hot and Fresh: 60 Highly Anticipated Debut Novels
Ms. Magazine • Most Anticipated Reads for the Rest of Us 2022


Patricia Wants to Cuddle By Samantha Allen Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781638930044
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Published: Zando - June 28th, 2022

NPR's Best Books of 2022 - The Millions and LitHub Most Anticipated Books - CrimeReads Best New Fiction - SheReads Best Horror Books Coming in 2022

"A one-of-a-kind queer horror comedy for people who watch The Bachelor and The X-Files back-to-back." --Kirkus Reviews


Our Wives Under the Sea: A Novel By Julia Armfield Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250229892
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Published: Flatiron Books - July 12th, 2022

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR (NPR, The Washington Post, Lit Hub, The Telegraph, Goodreads, Tor.com, them, and more)

“A deeply strange and haunting novel in the best possible way…An impressive and exciting debut novel that may leave you thinking about your own relationships in a new light.” —NPR


Yerba Buena: A Novel By Nina LaCour Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250810465
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Published: Flatiron Books - May 31st, 2022

FROM BESTSELLING AND PRINTZ-AWARD WINNING AUTHOR NINA LACOUR, PERFECT FOR READERS OF WRITERS AND LOVERS

“A study of complex, modern love…Expertly illuminates the trauma that Sara and Emilie are both wrestling with, as well as their hope and healing…Lingers like a perfectly mixed cocktail.” —San Francisco Chronicle


Gods of Want: Stories By K-Ming Chang Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593241585
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Published: One World - July 12th, 2022

Startling stories center the bodies, memories, myths, and relationships of Asian American women in “a voracious, probing collection, proof of how exhilarating the short story can be” (The New York Times Book Review)—from the National Book Award “5 Under 35” honoree and author of Bestiary


At Certain Points We Touch By Lauren John Joseph Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781526631305
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - December 6th, 2022

AN OBSERVER BEST DEBUT NOVEL OF THE YEAR * AN ESQUIRE BEST BOOK OF 2022 * A STYLIST BOOK YOU CAN'T MISS IN 2022

"SEARING"-Harper's Bazaar
"SMART, SPARKLING, TWISTED" -Attitude
"SCREAMINGLY FUNNY, SCANDALOUSLY HOT, OPULENT, DEEP" -Jeremy Atherton Lin, author of Gay Bar


Lavender House: A Novel By Lev AC Rosen Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250834225
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Published: Forge Books - October 18th, 2022

An Amazon Best Book of the Year!
A "Best Mystery & Suspense of 2022" pick from BookPage!

A delicious story from a new voice in suspense, Lev AC Rosen's Lavender House is Knives Out with a queer historical twist.


Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion: A Novel By Bushra Rehman Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250834782
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Published: Flatiron Books - December 6th, 2022

For readers of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous and My Brilliant Friend, Bushra Rehman's Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion is an unforgettable story about female friendship and queer love

“Stunningly beautiful.” —The New York Times Book Review

“An unforgettable voice that moves you from the start.” —People Magazine


When We Were Sisters: A Novel By Fatimah Asghar Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593133460
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Published: One World - October 18th, 2022

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • “This exquisite debut wrestles with gender, siblinghood, family, and what it means to be Muslim in America—all through the lens of love.”—Time
 
“Haunting . . .  a knife-sharp story of self-discovery.”—People


Spear By Nicola Griffith Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250819321
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Published: Tordotcom - April 19th, 2022

"A pleasure to follow [and] a lovely flexing of Griffith’s strengths in short form." The New York Times Book Review

“Spectacular—I've been waiting years for this book to exist.” —Maria Dahvana Headley, author of Beowulf: A New Translation


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Ocean's Echo By Everina Maxwell Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250758866
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Published: Tor Books - November 1st, 2022

Ocean's Echo is a stand-alone space adventure about a bond that will change the fate of worlds, set in the same universe as Everina Maxwell's hit debut, Winter's Orbit.


Even Though I Knew the End By C. L. Polk Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250849458
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Published: Tordotcom - November 8th, 2022

C. L. Polk turns their considerable powers to a fantastical noir with Even Though I Knew the End.

“Stylish supernatural noir with a heart and a thrumming pulse. I devoured it.”—Laini Taylor


Begin the World Over By Kung Li Sun Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781849354721
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Published: AK Press - August 23rd, 2022

"This historical fiction with a twist has an intriguing plot that will make the reader ask how the world could be different."
--Booklist

A revolutionary tale of Black and Indigenous insurrection. History as it should have been.


Bull-Jean & Dem/Dey Back By Sharon Bridgforth, Signe Harriday (With), Celeste Henery (With) Cover Image
$15.40
ISBN: 9781737025566
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Published: 53rd State Press - November 8th, 2022

bull-jean & dem/dey back collects two performance/novels centering Sharon Bridgforth's southern-Black-butch-sheroe, bull-jean.


The Call-Out: A Novel in Rhyme By Cat Fitzpatrick Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781644212332
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Published: Seven Stories Press - October 25th, 2022

A fast-paced, debut tragicomedy of manners written in verse about queer (mostly trans) women that is funny, literary, philosophical, witty, sometimes bitchy and sometimes heartbreaking.


Jade Is a Twisted Green By Tanya Turton Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781459748606
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Published: Rare Machines - October 11th, 2022

For readers of Queenie and Honey Girl, a coming-of-age story about queer Black identity, love, passion, chosen family, and rediscovering life's pleasures after loss.


Manhunt By Gretchen Felker-Martin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250794642
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Published: Tor Nightfire - February 22nd, 2022

"By far the best book I've read this year.” —Roxane Gay

Manhunt is an explosive post-apocalyptic novel that follows trans women and trans men on a grotesque journey of survival, and was named one of the Best Horror novels of 2022 by Esquire and Vulture!

“A modern horror masterpiece.” —Carmen Maria Machado


X: A Novel By Davey Davis Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646220939
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Published: Catapult - June 28th, 2022

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

A thrilling portrait of political terror and the violent pleasures found in warehouses, bathrooms, and dungeons across New York City, X is a novel that delves into the psyches of characters on the margins


Dead Collections: A Novel By Isaac Fellman Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143136910
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Published: Penguin Books - February 22nd, 2022

A whirlwind romance between an eccentric archivist and a grieving widow explores what it means to be at home in your own body in this clever, humorous, and heartfelt novel.


Heckin' Lewd: Trans and Nonbinary Erotica By MX Nillin Lore (Editor) Cover Image
By MX Nillin Lore (Editor)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781636792408
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Published: Bold Strokes Books - June 14th, 2022

If you've been searching for smutty, fearless, gender diverse erotica written by affirming own-voices folks who get it, then this is the book you've been looking for Packed with explicit stories from trans, nonbinary, and gender diverse writers, Heckin' Lewd celebrates sexual nonconformity, queerness, nontraditional relationship structures, and unrestrained lust, pleasure, and kink.


Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, Volume 7 (Best Lesbian Erotica Series #7) By Sinclair Sexsmith Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781627783279
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Published: Cleis Press - December 6th, 2022

Sinclair Sexsmith is back with the seventh volume of Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year!

Who doesn't love some tantalizing erotica through which they can live vicariously? In the seventh volume of Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, editor Sinclair Sexsmith has included stories exploring extraordinary fantasies.


Mistakes Were Made: A Novel By Meryl Wilsner Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250841001
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - October 11th, 2022

"This blazing-hot forbidden romance manages to sensibly, and compassionately, capture the complexities of starting adult life after college and finding love and your identity in middle age. Cassie and Erin’s romance is by turns delightfully raunchy and deeply emotional. This reader hopes Wilsner keeps these scorchers coming." - The Washington Post


Catching Feelings By Ana Hartnett Reichardt Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781636792279
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Published: Bold Strokes Books - September 13th, 2022

As a sophomore, Andrea Foster doesn't expect to earn the starting catcher position on the Alder University softball team. She's used to blending in and leaving the spotlight for the likes of Maya Gonzalez, the team's fiery ace pitcher. No one is more surprised than Andy when she's named starting catcher and captain of the Alder Lions.


Kiss Her Once for Me: A Novel By Alison Cochrun Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982191139
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Published: Atria Books - November 1st, 2022

A Best New Holiday Romance by PopSugar, BuzzFeed, Refinery29, and more!

The author of the “swoon-worthy debut” (Harper’s Bazaar) The Charm Offensive returns with a festive romantic comedy about a woman who fakes an engagement with her landlord…only to fall for his sister.


One year ago, recent Portland


Stud Like Her By Fiona Zedde Cover Image
$19.79
ISBN: 9798201199005
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Published: Red Hills Publishing - February 5th, 2022

Chance has been in love only once, but it wasn't with the girlfriend she stayed with for far too long. The same girlfriend who dropped Chance when she became too inconvenient. Or maybe just boring.

To bury her disappointment, Chance tries to return to the woman she loved back when she was too afraid to be herself. A stud attracted to other studs.


Nevada: A Novel By Imogen Binnie Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374606619
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Published: MCD x FSG Originals - June 7th, 2022

One of Vogue's Best Books of 2022 So Far, Buzzfeed's Summer Books You Won’t Be Able To Put Down,
Book Riot's Best Summer Reads for 2022, and Dazed's Queer Books to Read in 2022


Summer Fun By Jeanne Thornton Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781641293730
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Published: Soho Press - June 7th, 2022

Winner of the 2022 Lammy Award for Transgender Fiction

From acclaimed author Jeanne Thornton, an epic, singular look at fandom, creativity, longing, and trans identity.


Dreaming of You: A Novel in Verse By Melissa Lozada-Oliva Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781662601651
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Published: Astra House - September 27th, 2022

NOW IN PAPERBACK FEATURING A SHORT STORY FROM THE FORTHCOMING COLLECTION BEYOND ALL REASONABLE DOUBT, JESUS IS ALIVE

"A macabre love story that casts an inquisitive eye on Latinidad, womanhood, and celebrity worship."
—Keely Weiss, Harper's Bazaar

"Melissa Lozada-Oliva's surreal novel-in-verse is sure to delight and surprise readers . . . 


Summer Sons By Lee Mandelo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250790293
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Published: Tordotcom - August 16th, 2022

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.


Sarahland By Sam Cohen Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781538735077
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 8th, 2022

"Queer, dirty, insightful, and so funny" (Andrea Lawlor), this coyly revolutionary debut story collection imagines new origins and futures for its cast of unforgettable protagonists—almost all of whom are named Sarah.

NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2021 BY THE MILLIONS * OPRAH MAGAZINE * LAMBDA LITERARY * ELECTRIC LITERATURE * REFINERY29 * COSMO * THE ADVOCATE * ALM


The Chosen and the Beautiful By Nghi Vo Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250820129
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Published: Tordotcom - March 29th, 2022

An Instant National Bestseller!
An Indie Next Pick!
A B&N Reads April Pick!


Light From Uncommon Stars By Ryka Aoki Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250789082
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Published: Tor Books - July 26th, 2022

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.


Afterparties: Stories By Anthony Veasna So Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063049895
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Published: Ecco - June 7th, 2022

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 Spectacular: A Novel By Zoe Whittall Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781524799434
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 6th, 2022

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.


Rainbow Milk: A Novel By Paul Mendez Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593313077
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Published: Anchor - May 31st, 2022

Nominated for a 34th annual Lambda Literary Award An essential and revelatory coming-of-age novel 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
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593191521
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 31st, 2022

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


Blue-Skinned Gods By SJ Sindu Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781641293532
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Published: Soho Press - October 4th, 2022

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
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250831798
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Published: Tordotcom - October 18th, 2022

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


The Thirty Names of Night: A Novel By Zeyn Joukhadar Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781982121525
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Published: Atria Books - July 13th, 2021

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction
Winner of the ALA Stonewall Book Award—Barbara Gittings Literature Award
Named Best Book of the Year by Bustle
Named Most Anticipated Book of the Year by The Millions, Electric Literature, and HuffPost

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Detransition, Baby: A Novel By Torrey Peters Cover Image
$18.00
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ISBN: 9780593133385
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.


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.