Best Books of 2019: Washington Post • O, The Oprah Magazine • Time • 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
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A NEW YORK TIMES EDITOR’S CHOICE
"Electrifying." — O: The Oprah Magazine
Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, and Vulture
From award-winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives—winner of the Kirkus Prize and the Stonewall Book Award—is a “moving, bracingly honest memoir” (The New York Times Book Review) written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power.
One of the best books of the year as selected by The New York Times; The Washington Post
A showrunner and her assistant give the world something to talk about when they accidentally fuel a ridiculous rumor in this debut romance.
ZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the authors vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lordes work is cyclical. It especially relates the linkage of women who have shaped her . . . Lorde brings into play her craft of lush description and characterization. It keeps unfolding page after page.Off Our Backs
Bronze Medalist, 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Anthologies Category
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
"This memoir's beauty is in its fierce intimacy." --Roy Hoffman, The New York Times Book Review
One of Literary Hub's Most Anticipated Books of 2019
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Packed with incredible insight about what it means to be a woman today.”—Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine Book Pick)
Nyandoro was born the favorite. As the only girl of her parents' six children, she gets everything she wants without even asking for it. When the latest thing she desires is the wife of a village elder, she faces consequences she never had to before.
FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD
Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction
A TIME Must-Read Book of 2020
A Most Anticipated Book of the Year at O, The Oprah Magazine; Forbes; Chicago Tribune; Electric Literature; BuzzFeed; Lit Hub; The Millions; and Books Are Magic
A WOMAN WHO HAS NEVER BEEN TRULY SATISFIED...Bliss Sinclair's life of dull routine and unhappiness makes her imagination the only place she can find fulfillment. Until she meets Regina, a provocative writer who pulls her out of her head and into a sensuously real world alive with flavors and sensations beyond any she'd ever imagined.
WINNER OF THE AMERICAN BOOK AWARD
Powerhouse, world-renowned LGBTQ poet and spoken-word artist Staceyann Chin curates the first full-length collection of her poems.
Crossfire collects Staceyann Chin's empowering, feminist-LGBTQ-Caribbean, activist-driven poetry for the first time in a single book.
One of the Must-Read Books of 2019 According to O: The Oprah Magazine * Time * Bustle * Electric Literature * Publishers Weekly * The Millions * The Week * Good Housekeeping
“There is more life packed on each page of Ordinary Girls than some lives hold in a lifetime.” —Julia Alvarez
From a leading journalist and activist comes a brave, beautifully wrought memoir.
True crime, memoir, and ghost story, Mean is the bold and hilarious tale of Myriam Gurba's coming of age as a queer, mixed-race Chicana. Blending radical formal fluidity and caustic humor, Gurba takes on sexual violence, small towns, and race, turning what might be tragic into piercing, revealing comedy.
The first major literary anthology for queer poets of color in the United States In 2014, Christopher Soto and Lambda Literary Foundation founded the online journal Nepantla, with the mission to nurture, celebrate, and preserve diversity within the queer poetry community, including contributions as diverse in style and form, as the experiences of QPOC in the United States.
The stirring debut from the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, selected and introduced by Chris Abani
Black Queer Hoe is a refreshing, unapologetic intervention into ongoing conversations about the line between sexual freedom and sexual exploitation.
Poetry. Drama. California Interest. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies. Parker stayed woke to black suffering, violence against black bodies--especially those of black women--to the suffering engendered by multiple, egregious oppressions.
In this gripping memoir of the AIDS years (1981–1996), Sarah Schulman recalls how much of the rebellious queer culture, cheap rents, and a vibrant downtown arts movement vanished almost overnight to be replaced by gay conservative spokespeople and mainstream consumerism.$19.76ISBN: 9780393319729Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - February 17th, 2000
A complete collection—over 300 poems—from one of this country's most influential poets.$26.96ISBN: 9780810142015Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Triquarterly - April 15th, 2020
Love Child’s Hotbed of Occasional Poetry is a twenty-first-century paean to the sterling love songs humming throughout four hundred years of black American life.$24.30ISBN: 9780525561309Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Viking - May 26th, 2020
"Talusan sails past the conventions of trans and immigrant memoirs." --The New York Times Book Review
"A ball of light hurled into the dark undertow of migration and survival." --Ocean Vuong, author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous$23.40ISBN: 9781948226509Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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 tries to lead an authentic life (O, The Oprah Magazine)$17.06ISBN: 9781948340212Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Dottir Press - June 9th, 2020
FEATURED IN PUBLISHERS WEEKLY's "STILL HERE, STILL QUEER: LBGTQ BOOKS 2020"
FEATURED IN BOOK RIOT'S "INDIE PRESS ROUND-UP: 10 GREAT NEW RELEASES FOR SUMMER"$23.40ISBN: 9781938235627Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$15.30ISBN: 9781632866585Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bloomsbury USA - February 6th, 2018
Named One of the Best Books of 2017 by:
Esquire, Refinery29, LitHub, BookRiot, Medium, Electric Literature, The Brooklyn Rail, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Largehearted Boy, The Coil and The Cut.
Winner of the Lambda Literary Jeanne Cordova Prize for Lesbian/Queer Nonfiction$16.16ISBN: 9781558614314Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Amethyst Editions - June 13th, 2017
Whiting Award winner Brontez Purnell's debut novel is an uninhibited portrait of growing up gay in 1980s Alabama: exploring art and sex with "more layered insight than the page count should allow" (Hanif Abdurraqib, MTV News).
$14.40ISBN: 9780525533689Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Riverhead Books - March 17th, 2020
One of Barack Obama’s “Favorite Books of the Year”
"Phenomenal" --Justin Torres, author of We the Animals
"Brilliant" --Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun
“A profound exploration of the true meaning of borders.” —The New York Times Book Review$23.39ISBN: 9781504052917Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Open Road Media - October 2nd, 2018
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award "A page-turner that brings to life turn-of-the-century New York's Lower East Side." --Library Journal$15.26ISBN: 9781593765781Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Soft Skull Press - October 1st, 2019
"An unapologetically raw account of coming of age broke in Trump-era Los Angeles in the social media-saturated Now, this meditation (almost manifesto?) on materialism, media, power, performance, and sexuality uses inventive, of-the-moment language to tackle that circuitous route to self-discovery that is your twenties--in a startlingly original way." --Lilibet Snellings, author of Box$15.26ISBN: 9781612941493Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bywater Books - May 21st, 2019
In 1856 Philadelphia, a cross-dressing runaway slave named Genie Oliver uses her dress shop as a front for her work with the Underground Railroad. Reluctant white heiress Abby Read runs a rooming house, not only because she rejects the life of an idle society woman, but because she has no intention ever to marry a man.$20.00ISBN: 9780994047199Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Metonymy Press - September 30th, 2019$15.26ISBN: 9781617756696Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Akashic Books - March 5th, 2019
A Stevo's Book Reviews on the Internet "Best of the Bunch" Fiction Pick$23.40ISBN: 9781644450031Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019
A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties$18.00ISBN: 9780999501214Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Augury Books - July 1st, 2019
Poetry. African & African American Studies. Women's Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. Winner of the 2020 LAMBA Literary Award for Lesbian Poetry. Nominated for a 2020 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry. t'ai freedom ford's second collection of poems, & MORE BLACK, is direct, ingenious, vibrant, alive, queer, & BLACK.$15.26ISBN: 9781643620084Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Nightboat Books - October 8th, 2019
WINNER of the JUDITH A. MARKOWITZ AWARD
2020 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD WINNER
LONGLISTED for the HEARTLAND BOOKSELLERS AWARD$14.36ISBN: 9780997243994Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Blf Press LLC - March 1st, 2016
A necessary and relevant addition to the Black LGBTQ literary canon, which oftentimes overlooks Black lesbian writing, Lez Talk is a collection of short stories that embraces the fullness of Black lesbian experiences. The contributors operate under the assumption that "lesbian" is not a dirty word, and have written stories that amplify the diversity of Black lesbian lives.$14.39ISBN: 9780765390042Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Tor.com - October 25th, 2016
A Taste of Honey is the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Theodore Sturgeon, and Locus finalist novella that N. K. Jemisin calls "a love story as painful as it is beautiful and complex". Find out why Wired named it one of the 20 Best Books of the Decade!$17.06ISBN: 9780735235007Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Viking - June 4th, 2019
CANADA READS 2020 WINNER
2020 LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD WINNER
How do you find yourself when the world tells you that you don't exist?$14.40ISBN: 9781644450147Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Graywolf Press - March 3rd, 2020
FINALIST FOR THE 2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR POETRY
Natalie Diaz’s highly anticipated follow-up to When My Brother Was an Aztec, winner of an American Book Award$13.50ISBN: 9781555977351Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Graywolf Press - January 26th, 2016
An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family$15.30ISBN: 9781556594861Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Copper Canyon Press - April 2nd, 2019
WINNER OF THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE FOR POETRY
Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award
"100 Notable Books of the Year," The New York Times Book Review$19.00ISBN: 9780345421142Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Ballantine Books - June 1st, 1999
Editor Lesléa Newman has collected the work of both well-known and emerging poets to create an anthology of some of the finest writers of any gender or sexual orientation writing poetry today.$14.40ISBN: 9781555977856Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Graywolf Press - September 5th, 2017
Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry
Winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection
“[Smith's] poems are enriched to the point of volatility, but they pay out, often, in sudden joy.”—The New YorkerEmail or call for priceISBN: 9781616209131Availability: Out of PrintPublished: Algonquin Books - October 29th, 2019
One of the Must-Read Books of 2019 According to O: The Oprah Magazine * Time * Bustle * Electric Literature * Publishers Weekly * The Millions * The Week * Good Housekeeping
“There is more life packed on each page of Ordinary Girls than some lives hold in a lifetime.” —Julia Alvarez
In thi$14.40ISBN: 9781556594953Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Copper Canyon Press - April 5th, 2016
One of the most celebrated poetry books of the year:$14.36ISBN: 9780393346008Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - April 1st, 2013
“Certain lines had become like incantations to me, words I’d chanted to myself through sorrow and confusion” —Cheryl Strayed, Wild$13.50ISBN: 9780452283510Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2002
Trash, Allison's landmark collection, laid the groundwork for her critically acclaimed Bastard Out of Carolina, the National Book Award finalist that was hailed by The New York Times Book Review as "simply stunning...a wonderful work of fiction by a major talent." In addition to Allison's classic stories, this new edition of Trash features "Stubborn Girls and Mean Sto$14.39ISBN: 9780358299592Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$16.16ISBN: 9781936932757Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.
$15.30ISBN: 9781573227889Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Riverhead Books - May 1st, 2000
“Erotic and absorbing…Written with startling power.”—The New York Times Book Review
$15.29ISBN: 9780544811799Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Mariner Books - September 20th, 2016“If you’ve ever wondered if love can conquer all, read [this] stunning coming-of-age debut.” — Marie Claire
A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
Named a Best Book of the Year by
NPR * BuzzFeed * Bustle * Shelf Awareness * Publishers Lunch
“[This] love story has hypnotic$17.96ISBN: 9781551527314Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 23rd, 2018
WINNER, Lambda Literary AwardIn this visionary novel by Larissa Lai--her first in sixteen years--a community of parthenogenic women, sent into exile by the male-dominated Salt Water City, goes to war against disease, technology, and powerful men that threaten them with extinction.$15.26ISBN: 9780872866744Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: City Lights Books - March 29th, 2016
"The Gilda Stories is groundbreaking not just for the wild lives it portrays, but for how it portrays them--communally, unapologetically, roaming fiercely over space and time."--Emma Donoghue, author of Room
"Jewelle Gomez sees right into the heart. This is a book to give to those you want most to find their own strength."--Dorothy Allison$23.40ISBN: 9780525562023Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Press - June 4th, 2019
An instant New York Times Bestseller!
Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal in Fiction, the 2019 Aspen Words Literacy Prize, and the PEN/Hemingway Debut Novel Award
Shortlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
Winner of the 2019 New England Book Award for Fiction!$15.29ISBN: 9781250316776Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019
* Instant NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestseller *
* GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER for BEST DEBUT and BEST ROMANCE of 2019 *
* BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR* for VOGUE, NPR, VANITY FAIR, and more! *
What happens when America's First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?$24.29ISBN: 9781250217288Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Tor Books - March 17th, 2020
Lambda Literary Award-winning author TJ Klune’s bestselling, breakout contemporary fantasy
A 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”$12.60ISBN: 9780345806567Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Vintage - September 12th, 2013
James Baldwin’s groundbreaking novel about love and the fear of love is set among the bohemian bars and nightclubs of 1950s Paris.$23.40ISBN: 9780525538882Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Riverhead Books - February 18th, 2020
A FINALIST FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE
A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR
A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE
“A blistering coming of age story” —O: The Oprah Magazine
$14.36ISBN: 9781551527994Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$14.40ISBN: 9780802136916Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Grove Press - June 1st, 2000
Graphically sexual and one of the best-selling gay novels of all time, Faggots is the story of Fred Lemish, who at thirty-nine has built up his body into a fatless state of being in Great Shape. Finally he is ready to find Mr. Right.$14.40ISBN: 9780802135162Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Grove Press - August 20th, 1997
Winner of the Whitbread Prize for best first fiction, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a coming-out novel from Winterson, the acclaimed author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry.$15.26ISBN: 9780525563433Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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.$13.46ISBN: 9781542014182Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Topple Books & Little a - August 1st, 2020
A fiercely personal and startlingly universal essay collection about the mysteries of gender and desire, of identity and class, of the stories we tell and the places we call home.$24.30ISBN: 9780593085684Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: G.P. Putnam's Sons - January 5th, 2021
A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence$15.40ISBN: 9780988628601Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bgd Press, Inc. - November 19th, 2012
At one time a wild young girl and a brilliant artist, Ava Delaney changes dramatically after a violent event that rocks her entire family. Once loved and respected in their community and in their church, they are ostracized by their neighbors, led by their church leader, and a seventeen-year feud between the Delaneys and the church ensues.$13.46ISBN: 9780393325997Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: W. W. Norton & Company - March 17th, 2004
"A great American writer…Highsmith's writing is wicked…it puts a spell on you." —Entertainment Weekly
Patricia Highsmith's story of romantic obsession may be one of the most important, but still largely unrecognized, novels of the twentieth century. First published in 1952 and touted as "the novel of a love that society forbids," the book soon became a cult classic.$14.39ISBN: 9780062392985Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: William Morrow Paperbacks - July 14th, 2015
Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Deepa Mehta—coming to Netflix December 10, 2020!
An evocative coming-of-age novel about growing up gay in Sri Lanka during the Tamil-Sinhalese conflict—one of the country’s most turbulent and deadly periods.
Arjie is “funny.”$15.30ISBN: 9781101965122Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bantam - June 23rd, 2015
“The rare work of fiction that has changed real life . . . If you don’t yet know Molly Bolt—or Rita Mae Brown, who created her—I urge you to read and thank them both.”—Gloria Steinem
Winner of the Lambda Literary Pioneer Award | Winner of the Lee Lynch Classic Book Award
$24.26ISBN: 9781631496295Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$13.50ISBN: 9780143134404Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Classics - June 9th, 2020
"I read Olivia many, many times, bought it for many of my friends, and consider it the inspiration for Call Me by Your Name." --André Aciman
"Perfectly captures the breathless excitement of adolescent passion." --Sarah Waters, bestselling author of Fingersmith and Tipping the Velvet$14.36ISBN: 9781945492341Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Transit Books - May 19th, 2020
"A jewel hidden in plain sight."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"De Jong depicts the darker, dangerous side of the world of same-sex desire, and the way it's a source of torment--physical and psychological--for those who exist within it."--The Paris Review$14.36ISBN: 9781947793835Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Tin House Books - April 21st, 2020
The celebrated New York Times Bestseller
A Best Book of the Year pick at the New York Times, NPR, The New Yorker, TIME, Washington Post, Oprahmag.com, Thrillist, Shelf Awareness, Good Housekeeping and more.$12.60ISBN: 9780345806567Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Vintage - September 12th, 2013
James Baldwin’s groundbreaking novel about love and the fear of love is set among the bohemian bars and nightclubs of 1950s Paris.$15.30ISBN: 9781524760793Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Hogarth - March 6th, 2018
Named Book of the Month Club's Book of the Year, 2017
Selected one of New York Times Readers’ Favorite Books of 2017
Winner of the 2018 Goldsboro Books Glass Bell AwardEmail or call for priceISBN: 9780991429868Availability: BackorderedPublished: Birds - September 1st, 2016
Poetry. Native American Studies. LGBT Studies. IRL is a sweaty, summertime poem composed like a long text message, rooted in the epic tradition of A.R. Ammons, ancient Kumeyaay Bird Songs, and Beyonc 's visual albums.$18.00ISBN: 9780375706684Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Vintage - May 15th, 2001
In Dhalgren, perhaps one of the most profound and bestselling science fiction novels of all time, Samuel R. Delany has produced a novel "to stand with the best American fiction of the 1970s" (Jonathan Lethem).$4.49ISBN: 9780062931870Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Avon Impulse - February 19th, 2019
Alyssa Cole returns with a fun, sexy romance novella in the Reluctant Royals series!$25.19ISBN: 9780062986689Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harper - June 30th, 2020
A dark, edgy, voice-driven literary debut novel about twin sisters that explores body image and queerness as well as toxic diet culture and the power of sisterhood, love, and lifelong friendships, written by a talented protégé of Roxane Gay.$23.40ISBN: 9781640092846Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Counterpoint LLC - March 3rd, 2020
"Elegant and gritty, angry and funny. Staples's work is emotional without being sentimental. Dennis unmakes something in us, then remakes it, a quilt of characters that embody this town, this place, which sleeps but doesn't dream, or it is all a dream we want to wake up from with its characters." --Tommy Orange, author of There, There$25.19ISBN: 9780062968746Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: 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$13.49ISBN: 9781250306326Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Tor.com - March 26th, 2019
With Miranda in Milan, debut author Katharine Duckett reimagines the consequences of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, casting Miranda into a Milanese pit of vipers and building a queer love story that lifts off the page in whirlwinds of feeling.$18.95ISBN: 9780156033787Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Mariner Books - September 8th, 2008A delightful, old-fashioned love story with a uniquely twenty-first-century twist, Landing is a romantic comedy that explores the pleasures and sorrows of long-distance relationships—the kind millions of us now maintain mostly by plane, phone, and Internet.
$15.30ISBN: 9780385416092Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Anchor - October 18th, 1990
First published in 1928, this timeless portrayal of lesbian love is now a classic. The thinly disguised story of Hall's own life, it was banned outright upon publication and almost ruined her literary career.$14.40ISBN: 9780735212824Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: G.P. Putnam's Sons - June 4th, 2019
"A film-ready rom-com about finding love when you least expect it."--Elle
"My favorite romantic book of recent memory." --Emma Straub
"The delightful, sexy, queer rom-com of the summer . . . [with] all the makings of a Nora Ephron classic." --Vogue
*One of NPR's Best Books of 2018*
*One of Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Fiction in 2018*$14.40ISBN: 9781571315205Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Milkweed Editions - September 10th, 2019
Named a "Best Poetry Book of 2019" by Electric Literature, Entropy Mag, and Auburn Avenue
Named a "Favorite Book of 2019" by Lit Hub
Named a "Best Queer Book of 2019" by BuzzFeed and Book Marks$16.16ISBN: 9781551528014Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Arsenal Pulp Press - May 5th, 2020
Alani Baum, a non-binary photographer and teacher, hasn't seen their mother since they ran away with their girlfriend when they were seventeen -- almost thirty years ago.$14.39ISBN: 9780062666697Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Custom House - March 19th, 2019
“A thoughtful and joyous literary experience that celebrates its characters and liberally rewards its readers.” —New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice
"I tore through this novel like an orphaned reader seeking a home in its ragtag yet shimmering world." — Carrie Brownstein$16.16ISBN: 9781551527253Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Arsenal Pulp Press - May 15th, 2018
WINNER, Lambda Literary Award"You're gonna need a rock and a whole lotta medicine" is a mantra that Jonny Appleseed, a young Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer, repeats to himself in this vivid and utterly compelling novel.$16.19ISBN: 9781250313188Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Tordotcom - July 14th, 2020
15+ pages of new, original content, including a glossary of terms, in-universe writings, and more!
A USA Today Best-Selling Novel, and one of the Best Books of 2019 according to NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, BookPage, Shelf Awareness, BookRiot, and Bustle!
WINNER of the 2020 Crawford Award$14.39ISBN: 9781844087198Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Little, Brown UK - June 19th, 2012
'Engaging, revealing, at times simply astonishing: Anne Lister's diaries are an indispensable read for anyone interested in the history of gender, sexuality, and the intimate lives of women' SARAH WATERS$15.26ISBN: 9780525566182Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Vintage - April 23rd, 2019
“HOT” —Maggie Nelson
“TIGHT” —Eileen Myles
“DEEP” —Michelle Tea$15.30ISBN: 9780399592287Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: One World - March 5th, 2019
A New York Times Editors’ Choice: “A mind-bending romp through a gender-fluid, eighteenth century London . . . a joyous mash-up of literary genres shot through with queer theory and awash in sex, crime, and revolution.”Email or call for priceISBN: 9781580052382Availability: Special OrderPublished: Seal Press - April 15th, 2008$15.29ISBN: 9780062389091Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Ecco - September 13th, 2016
A collection of thrilling verse, including both new poems and beloved favorites, from the celebrated poet, modern cult icon, and author of Chelsea Girls.$15.29ISBN: 9780062394668Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Ecco - September 29th, 2015
Available once again for a new generation of readers, the groundbreaking and candid coming-of-age novel in-real-time from one of America's most celebrated poets that is considered a cult classic.$18.00ISBN: 9780998843926Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Belladonna* - May 1st, 2019
Poetry. LGBTQIA Studies. MEET ME THERE is a paired republication of Normal Sex (Firebrand Books, 1994) and Home in three days. Don't wash. (Hard Press, 1996). In the present edition, the texts are accompanied by a new introduction and poem by Samuel Ace, and by a collection of short essays and reflections on Ace and Smukler's poetics.Email or call for priceISBN: 9781551521916Availability: Special OrderPublished: Arsenal Pulp Press - September 1st, 2005
"A remarkable story."--Publishers WeeklyEmail or call for priceISBN: 9781938334061Availability: Special OrderPublished: Midsummer Nights Press - January 15th, 2014
Poetry. African American Studies. LGBT Studies. LIVING AS A LESBIAN is Cheryl Clarke's paean to lesbian life. Filled with sounds from her childhood in Washington, DC, the riffs of jazz musicians, and bluesy incantations, LIVING AS A LESBIAN sings like a marimba, whispering i am, i am in love with you.Email or call for priceISBN: 9781594482731Availability: Special OrderPublished: Riverhead Books - December 4th, 2007
“Like attending seasons of elegant tea parties—each one resplendent with character and drama. Delicious.”—Maxine Hong Kingston$30.79ISBN: 9781943910816Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Valancourt Books - October 2nd, 2017
Blackwater is the saga of a small town, Perdido, Alabama, and Elinor Dammert, the stranger who arrives there under mysterious circumstances on Easter Sunday, 1919. On the surface, Elinor is gracious, charming, anxious to belong in Perdido, and eager to marry Oscar Caskey, the eldest son of Perdido's first family. But her beautiful exterior hides a shocking secret.$14.39ISBN: 9780061732270Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Harper Perennial - October 20th, 2009
More of This World or Maybe Another is a collection of award-winning short fiction about four outsiders whose unruly lives intersect on the back streets of New Orleans from writer Barb Johnson. Funny and haunting by turns, Johnson’s unforgettable characters are driven by something fragile and irresistible, a sputtering drive to love and be loved, in these “stunning stories .$17.10ISBN: 9780743237185Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Scribner - January 24th, 2002
The Piper family is steeped in secrets, lies, and unspoken truths. At the eye of the storm is one secret that threatens to shake their lives -- even destroy them.
Set on stormy Cape Breton Island off Nova Scotia, Fall on Your Knees is an internationally acclaimed multigenerational saga that chronicles the lives of four unforgettable sisters.$14.40ISBN: 9780143116264Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Penguin Books - August 25th, 2009
From America to the Middle East and back again— the sparkling story of one girl’s childhood, by an exciting new voice in literary fiction$15.26ISBN: 9780375703973Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Vintage - January 25th, 2000
Horace Cross, the 16-year-old descendent of slaves and deacons of the church, spends a horror-filled spring night wrestling with the demons and angels of his brief life. Brilliant, popular, and the bright promise of his elders, Horace struggles with the guilt of discovering who he is, a young man attracted to other men and yearning to escape the narrow confines of Tim's Creek.$17.00ISBN: 9780812968002Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 13th, 2004
Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks’s wildly original debut novel, Getting Mother’s Body, follows pregnant, unmarried Billy Beede and her down-and-out family in 1960s Texas as they search for the storied jewels buried—or were they?—with Billy’s fast-running, six-years-dead mother, Willa Mae.Email or call for priceISBN: 9781681370767Availability: BackorderedPublished: NYRB Classics - May 2nd, 2017
WINNER OF THE 2018 LUCIEN STRYK ASIAN TRANSLATION PRIZE
The English-language premiere of Qiu Miaojin's coming-of-age novel about queer teenagers in Taiwan, a cult classic in China and winner of the 1995 China Times Literature Award.
An NYRB Classics Original$15.26ISBN: 9781558619074Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Feminist Press - March 15th, 2016
The sensational underground novel of homosexuality in late-1980s China that's been declared "one of the most significant Chinese novels of our time" (The New York Times).$16.20ISBN: 9780802121530Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Grove Press - November 12th, 2013
" Rechy's] tone rings absolutely true, is absolutely his own. . . . He tells the truth, and tells it with such passion that we are forced to share in the life he conveys. . . . This is a most humbling and liberating achievement."--James Baldwin$16.20ISBN: 9781250112125Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Picador - May 8th, 2018
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A HUMOROUS AND TENDER MULTIGENERATIONAL NOVEL ABOUT IMMIGRANTS AND OUTSIDERS—THOSE TRYING TO FIND THEIR PLACE IN AMERICAN SOCIETY AND WITHIN THEIR OWN FAMILIESEmail or call for priceISBN: 9781938073755Availability: Special OrderPublished: McSweeney's - November 26th, 2013
T Cooper's Real Man Adventures is not a memoir. It's an adventure story--and one packed with all the requisite dark alleys, disguises, leading ladies, and plot twists.$20.66ISBN: 9781478008330Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Duke University Press - April 10th, 2020
In My Butch Career Esther Newton tells the compelling, disarming, and at times sexy story of her struggle to write, teach, and find love, all while coming to terms with her identity. Newton recounts a series of traumas and conflicts, from being molested as a child to her failed attempts to live a "normal," straight life in high school and college.$20.00ISBN: 9780994047137Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Metonymy Press - November 15th, 2016
Fiction. LGBTQIA Studies. Asian and Asian American Studies. Young Adult. FIERCE FEMMES AND NOTORIOUS LIARS: A DANGEROUS TRANS GIRL'S CONFABULOUS MEMOIR is the highly sensational, ultra-exciting, sort-of true coming-of-age story of a young Asian trans girl, pathological liar, and kung-fu expert who runs away from her parents' abusive home in a rainy city called Gloom.