PRIDE 2020 Books for Adults

Happy Pride Month! One great way to celebrate LGBTQIA+ lives is to read their stories. The following list of books includes titles for, by, and about the LGBTQIA+ community.

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We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780399581816
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Published: Ten Speed Press - May 7th, 2019

Have pride in history.

A rich and sweeping photographic history of the Queer Liberation Movement, from the creators and curators of the massively popular Instagram account @lgbt_history, released in time for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots.


The Stonewall Reader Cover Image
By New York Public Library (Editor), Edmund White (Foreword by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143133513
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Published: Penguin Classics - April 30th, 2019

For the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, an anthology chronicling the tumultuous fight for LGBTQ rights in the 1960s and the activists who spearheaded it, with a foreword by Edmund White.

Finalist for the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction, presented by The Publishing Triangle
Tor.com
, Best Books of 2019 (So Far)


On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525562023
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Published: 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! 


The Prettiest Star Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781938235627
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Published: Hub City Press - May 19th, 2020

EW's 50 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 - O Magazine's "31 LGBTQ Books That'll Change the Literary Landscape in 2020" - BookRiot's "Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books of 2020" - Lambda Literary's "Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books


Subject to Change: Trans Poetry & Conversation Cover Image
By H. Melt (Editor)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781943977437
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Published: Sibling Rivalry Press, LLC - November 16th, 2017

Vanishing Monuments Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781551528014
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Published: 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.


Tasty Pride: 75 Recipes and Stories from the Queer Food Community Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593136980
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Published: Clarkson Potter - May 12th, 2020

Be proud, be loud, be flavorful. From the beloved, fiercely inclusive BuzzFeed cooking brand comes 75 innovative recipes and inspiring stories from prominent LGBTQ+ cooks and foodies.
 


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$18.00
ISBN: 9781250758187
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Published: Picador - November 17th, 2020

From the iconic musicians Tegan and Sara comes a memoir about high school, detailing their first loves and first songs in a compelling look back at their humble beginnings


Stay Gold Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062943170
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Published: HarperTeen - May 26th, 2020

Debut author Tobly McSmith delivers a coming-of-age teen love story about a transgender boy who’s going stealth at his new Texas high school and a cisgender girl who is drawn to him, even as she’s counting down the days until graduation. Perfect for fans of David Levithan, Becky Albertalli, and Jenny Han.


The Black Flamingo Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062990297
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 26th, 2020

Stonewall Book Award Winner!

A fierce coming-of-age verse novel about identity and the power of drag, from acclaimed poet and performer Dean Atta. Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Jason Reynolds, and Kacen Callender.


Rebel Chef: In Search of What Matters Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735224742
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Published: Penguin Press - June 9th, 2020

The inspiring and deeply personal memoir from highly acclaimed chef Dominique Crenn


The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250217288
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Published: 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”


Giovanni's Room (Vintage International) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780345806567
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Published: 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.


How We Fight for Our Lives: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501132735
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 8th, 2019

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


Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781580911863
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Published: Crossing Press - August 1st, 2007

Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature.

“[Lorde's] works will be important to those truly interested in growing up sensitive, intelligent, and aware.”—The New York Times 


Zami: A New Spelling of My Name: A Biomythography Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780895941220
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Published: Crossing Press - January 1st, 1982

“ZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the author’s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lorde’s 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


Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780618871711
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Published: Mariner Books - June 5th, 2007

In this groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father.


The Fixed Stars Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781419742996
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - August 4th, 2020

Loud and Proud: LGBTQ+ Speeches that Empower and Inspire Cover Image
By Tea Uglow, Peter Tatchell (Foreword by), Jack Holland (Illustrator)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781781319222
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Published: White Lion Publishing - June 2nd, 2020

Loud and Proud is an inspirational collection of speeches from the LGBTQ+ community and its allies that have changed our world, and the conversation.


Life as a Unicorn: A Journey from Shame to Pride and Everything in Between Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780008384319
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Published: Fourth Estate - June 9th, 2020

From a god-fearing Muslim boy enraptured with their mother, to a vocal, queer drag queen estranged from their family, this is a heart-breaking and hilarious memoir about the author's fight to be true to themself

WINNER OF A SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARD


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781442408937
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014

This Printz Honor Book is a “tender, honest exploration of identity” (Publishers Weekly) that distills lyrical truths about family and friendship.

Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common.


50 Drag Queens Who Changed the World: A Celebration of the Most Influential Drag Artists of All Time Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781784883225
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Published: Hardie Grant - May 12th, 2020

50 Drag Queens Who Changed the World is a tribute to the hugely influential pioneers who have shaped the fantastic world of drag, as well as the queens of today that we all know and love.


Bad Feminist: Essays Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062282712
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014

From the author of Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, the New York Times Bestseller and Best Book of the Year at NPR, the Boston Globe, Newsweek, and many more

A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.


Difficult Women Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802127372
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Published: Grove Press - November 14th, 2017

A national bestseller from the "prolific and exceptionally insightful" (Globe and Mail) Roxane Gay, Difficult Women is a collection of stories of rare force that paints a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America.


Failure To Appear: Resistance, Identity and Loss Cover Image
$20.95
ISBN: 9781619294264
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Published: Blue Beacon Books by Regal Crest - March 1st, 2020

Morris Kight: Humanist, Liberationist, Fantabulist: A Story of Gay Rights and Gay Wrongs Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781934170809
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Published: Process - May 26th, 2020

Morris Kight, an exciting rebel among rebels, came to Los Angeles in the mid-1950s and immediately addressed the needs of a marginalized fraction of society: gay men. He wrote his phone number on walls in jails and bars to offer help with an underground bail fund, private counseling, and backroom treatment for STDs. This was the beginning of a community where there was none.


Fairest: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525561309
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Published: 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


The Vanished Birds: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593128985
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Published: Del Rey - January 14th, 2020

A “highly imaginative and utterly exhilarating” (Thrillist) debut that is “the best of what science fiction can be: a thought-provoking, heartrending story about the choices that define our lives” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).
 


Mostly Dead Things Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781947793309
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Published: Tin House Books - June 4th, 2019

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.


Find Me: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374155018
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 29th, 2019

A New York Times Bestseller

In this spellbinding exploration of the varieties of love, the author of the worldwide bestseller Call Me by Your Name revisits its complex and beguiling characters decades after their first meeting.


Call Me by Your Name: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250169440
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Published: Picador - October 3rd, 2017

Now a Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, and Written by Three-Time Oscar™ Nominee James Ivory

The Basis of the Oscar-Winning Best Adapted Screenplay


A New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
A Vulture Book Club Pick


To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) Cover Image
By Herve Guibert, Andrew Durbin (Introduction by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781635901238
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Published: Semiotext(e) - May 19th, 2020

A novel that describes, with devastating, darkly comic clarity, its narrator's experience of being diagnosed with AIDS.

First published by Gallimard in 1990, To the Friend Who Did Not Save My Life describes, with devastating, darkly comic clarity, its narrator's experience of being diagnosed with AIDS.


Olivia Cover Image
By Dorothy Strachey, André Aciman (Introduction by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780143134404
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Published: 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


When Brooklyn Was Queer: A History Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250621405
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 23rd, 2020

The never-before-told story of Brooklyn’s vibrant and forgotten queer history, from the mid-1850s up to the present day.

***An ALA GLBT Round Table Over the Rainbow 2019 Top Ten Selection***
***NAMED ONE OF THE BEST LGBTQ BOOKS OF 2019 by Harper's Bazaar***


"A romantic, exquisite history of gay culture." —Kirkus Reviews, starred


Stonewall: The Definitive Story of the LGBTQ Rights Uprising that Changed America Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593083987
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Published: Plume - June 4th, 2019

The definitive account of the Stonewall Riots, the first gay rights march, and the LGBTQ activists at the center of the movement. 

“Martin Duberman is a national treasure.”—Masha Gessen, The New Yorker


Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780735218826
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 5th, 2019

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER

"Transformative ... If Tobia aspires to the ranks of comic memoirists like David Sedaris and Mindy Kaling, Sissy succeeds." --The New York Times Book Review

A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it's like to grow up not sure if you're (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above.


Rubyfruit Jungle: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781101965122
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Published: 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
 


All My Mother's Lovers: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781524745974
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Published: Dutton - May 26th, 2020

One of . . .


Real Life: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525538882
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Published: Riverhead Books - February 18th, 2020

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BOOKER PRIZE

NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS' CHOICE


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

A novel of startling intimacy, violence, and mercy among friends in a Midwestern university town, from an electric new voice.


When Katie Met Cassidy Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735212824
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Published: 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*


Torch Song Trilogy: Plays Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525618645
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 25th, 2018

A new edition of the classic drama portraying gay life in New York in the 1970s and 80s—winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, now back on Broadway in a revival hailed by The New York Times as “irresistibly compelling.”


Take Me With You Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735219519
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Published: Plume - January 23rd, 2018

For readers of Rupi Kaur (Milk and Honey) and Cheryl Strayed, a book small enough to carry with you, with messages big enough to stay with you, from one of the most quotable and influential poets of our time.


In the Dream House: A Memoir Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781644450031
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 5th, 2019

A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties


Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780316516037
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 5th, 2019

LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD FINALIST


A transgender reporter's "powerful, profoundly moving" narrative tour through the surprisingly vibrant queer communities sprouting up in red states (New York Times Book Review), offering a vision of a stronger, more humane America.


Patsy: A Novel Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781631495632
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Published: Liveright - June 4th, 2019

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


Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626722590
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Published: First Second - May 7th, 2019

One of FORBES Best Graphic Novels of 2019
On BCCB 2019 Blue Ribbons List
One of NPR's Best Books of 2019
Booklist 2019 Editors' Choice
One of Bitch Media’s Best Queer YA Novels of 2019


The Rules Do Not Apply: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780812986679
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 3rd, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER •  “This Year’s Must-Read Memoir” (W magazine) about the choices a young woman makes in her search for adventure, meaning, and love

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY


Legendary Children: The First Decade of RuPaul's Drag Race and the Last Century of Queer Life Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143134626
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Published: Penguin Books - March 3rd, 2020

A definitive deep-dive into queer history and culture with hit reality show RuPaul's Drag Race as a touchstone, by the creators of the pop culture blog Tom and Lorenzo

A New York Times New & Noteworthy book
One of Logo/NewNowNext's "11 Queer Books We Can't Wait to Read This Spring"


A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594633942
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 8th, 2015

Winner of the Man Booker Prize

One of Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Books of the Decade

One of the Top 10 Books of 2014 – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times


I Know You Know Who I Am: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143134282
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Published: Penguin Books - February 11th, 2020

"Riveting… Every lie reveals itself so exquisitely that the parallels become an added pleasure, as soon as we uncover the ways they diverge." New York Times Book Review


Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385348829
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Published: Broadway Books - February 16th, 2016

A renowned legal scholar tells the definitive story of Hollingsworth v. Perry, the trial that stands as the most potent argument for marriage equality


Juliet Takes a Breath Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593108178
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Published: Dial Books - September 17th, 2019

A People magazine Best Book of Fall 2019
An Amazon Best Young Adult Book of 2019
"F***ing outstanding."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author


Tell the Wolves I'm Home: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812982855
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - June 4th, 2013

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Wall Street Journal • O: The Oprah Magazine • BookPage • Kirkus Reviews • Booklist • School Library Journal
 


PRIDE: Fifty Years of Parades and Protests from the Photo Archives of the New York Times Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419737923
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 21st, 2019

A Queer History of the United States (REVISIONING HISTORY #1) Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780807044650
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Published: Beacon Press - May 15th, 2012

Winner of a 2012 Stonewall Book Award in nonfiction


Kept Animals: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781501188589
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Published: Scribner - April 21st, 2020

Longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize

Kept Animals is a darkly beautiful book, tender yet powerful, an exquisite exploration of hurt and desire, the why of wanting, taking, and giving.


The True Queen (A Sorcerer to the Crown Novel #2) Cover Image
By Zen Cho
$15.00
ISBN: 9780425283417
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Published: Ace - March 12th, 2019

In the follow-up to the "delightful" Regency fantasy novel (NPR.org) Sorcerer to the Crown, a young woman with no memories of her past finds herself embroiled in dangerous politics in England and the land of the fae.


The Traitor Baru Cormorant (The Masquerade #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765380739
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Published: Tor Books - November 29th, 2016

The Traitor Baru Cormorant is the critically-acclaimed debut novel from Seth Dickinson, one of the rising new stars in fantasy.

Tomorrow, on the beach, Baru Cormorant will look up and see red sails on the horizon.


Steel Crow Saga Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593128220
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Published: Del Rey - September 24th, 2019

Four destinies collide in a unique fantasy world of war and wonders, where empire is won with enchanted steel and magical animal companions fight alongside their masters in battle.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • Tordotcom Kirkus Reviews 

A soldier with a curse


A Memory Called Empire (Teixcalaan #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250186447
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Published: Tor Books - February 25th, 2020

Winner of the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Novel
A Locus, and Nebula Award nominee for 2019
A Best Book of 2019: Library Journal, Polygon, Den of Geek

An NPR Favorite Book of 2019
A Guardian Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Book of 2019 and “Not the Booker Prize” Nominee
A Goodreads Biggest SFF Book of 2019 and Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee


Fire Logic: An Elemental Logic Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781618730886
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Published: Small Beer Press - January 29th, 2019

The martial Sainnites have occupied Shaftal for fifteen years but every year the cost of resistance rises. Emil, a scholar officer, Zanja, the last survivor of her people, and Karis, a metalsmith, half-blood giant, and an addict ... together, perhaps they can change history.

Praise for the Elemental Logic series:


This Is How You Lose the Time War Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781534430990
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Published: Gallery / Saga Press - March 17th, 2020

HUGO AWARD WINNER: BEST NOVELLA

NEBULA AND LOCUS AWARDS WINNER: BEST NOVELLA

“[An] exquisitely crafted tale...Part epistolary romance, part mind-blowing science fiction adventure, this dazzling story unfolds bit by bit, revealing layers of meaning as it plays with cause and effect, wildly imaginative technologies, and increasingly intricate wordplay...This sh


Ninefox Gambit Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781781084496
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Published: Solaris - June 14th, 2016

From New York Times best-selling author Yoon Ha Lee!


Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781551527383
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 30th, 2018

In this collection of essays, Lambda Literary Award-winning writer and longtime activist and performance artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores the politics and realities of disability justice, a movement that centers the lives and leadership of sick and disabled queer, trans, Black, and brown people, with knowledge and gifts for all.


I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl's Notes from the End of the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781551527758
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Published: Arsenal Pulp Press - October 15th, 2019

Winner, Publishing Triangle Award for Trans and Gender Variant Literature; American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book

What can we hope for at the end of the world? What can we trust in when community has broken our hearts? What would it mean to pursue justice without violence? How can we love in the absence of faith?


How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781328764522
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Published: Mariner Books - April 17th, 2018

Named a Best Book by: TIME, Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Wired, Esquire, Buzzfeed, New York Public Library, Boston Globe, The Paris Review, Mother Jones,The A.V.


Untamed Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984801258
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Published: The Dial Press - March 10th, 2020

#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)


In at the Deep End Cover Image
$15.99
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


Family Dancing: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781620407042
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - June 3rd, 2014

Thirty years ago, David Leavitt first appeared on the literary scene with a gutsy story collection that stunned readers and reviewers. Just twenty-three, he was hailed as a prodigy of sorts: “remarkably gifted” (The Washington Post), with “a genius for empathy” (The New York Times Book Review) and “a knowledge of others' lives . . .


Heaven's Coast: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060928056
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 31st, 1997

The year is 1989 and Mark Doty's life has reached a state of enviable equilibrium. His reputation as a poet of formidable talent is growing, he enjoys his work as a college professor and, perhaps most importantly, he is deeply in love with his partner of many years, Wally Roberts.


Written on the Body (Vintage International) Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - February 1st, 1994

The most beguilingly seductive novel to date from the author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. Winterson chronicles the consuming affair between the narrator, who is given neither name nor gender, and the beloved, a complex and confused married woman.

“At once a love story and a philosophical meditation.” —New York Times Book Review.


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Published: Penguin Books - February 1st, 2012

A profound portrait of family dynamics in the rural South and “an essential novel” (The New Yorker)
 


What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours Cover Image
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"Transcendent." —The New York Times Book Review

"Flawless. . . another masterpiece from an author who seems incapable of writing anything that's less than brilliant." NPR

From the award-winning author of Boy, Snow, Bird and 2019's Gingerbread comes an enchanting collection of intertwined stories.


The Swimming-Pool Library (Vintage International) Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - September 19th, 1989

The dazzling first novel from the best-selling, Booker Prize-Winning author of The Line of Beauty and The Sparsholt Affair.


Ceremonies (2e, Tr) Cover Image
By Essex Hemphill, Charles Nero (Introduction by)
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Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse (Vintage Contemporaries) Cover Image
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Published: Vintage - July 27th, 1999

The award-winning poet reinvents a genre in a stunning work that is both a novel and a poem, both an unconventional re-creation of an ancient Greek myth and a wholly original coming-of-age story set in the present.


Nightwood Cover Image
By Djuna Barnes, Jeanette Winterson (Preface by), T. S. Eliot (Introduction by)
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Published: New Directions - September 26th, 2006

The fiery and enigmatic masterpiece—one of the greatest novels of the Modernist era.


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By Virginia Woolf, Maureen Howard (Foreword by)
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Published: Mariner Books - September 24th, 1990

“Moments like this are buds on the tree of life. Flowers of darkness they are.”

In this vivid portrait of a single day in a woman’s life, Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway is preoccupied with the last-minute details of preparation for a party while in her mind she is something much more than a perfect society hostess.


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A number one bestseller in Britain, Stephen Fry's astonishingly frank, funny, wise memoir is the book that his fans everywhere have been waiting for.


Loving in the War Years: Lo Que Nunca Paso Por Sus Labios Cover Image
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Weaving together poetry and prose, Spanish and English, family history and political theory, "Loving in the War Years" has been a classic in the feminist and Chicano canon since its 1983 release.


The Importance of Being Earnest Cover Image
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Published: Avon - January 1st, 1976

The Importance of Being Earnest shows a full measure of Oscar Wilde's legendary wit, and embodies more than any of his other plays, his decency and warmth.


The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister Cover Image
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Published: Little, Brown UK - June 19th, 2012

ANNE LISTER IS THE INSPIRATION FOR GENTLEMAN JACK, A NEW BBC/HBO SERIES BY SALLY WAINWRIGHT, STARRING SURANNE JONES.

'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


Chelsea Girls: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: 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.


The Motion Of Light In Water: Sex And Science Fiction Writing In The East Village Cover Image
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - April 23rd, 2004

My Tender Matador Cover Image
By Pedro Lemebel, Katherine Silver (Translator)
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Published: Grove Press - February 10th, 2005

Centered around the 1986 attempt on the life of Augusto Pinochet, an event that changed Chile forever, My Tender Matador is one of the most explosive, controversial, and popular novels to have been published in that country in decades. It is spring 1986 in the city of Santiago, and Augusto Pinochet is losing his grip on power.


Women Cover Image
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Would You Rather?: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out Cover Image
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 6th, 2018

A collection of poignant, relatable essays from the author of Never Have I Ever about coming out in her late twenties, entering into her first relationship, and figuring out what it means to be an adult.


Girl Crushed Cover Image
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - April 7th, 2020

Leah on the Offbeat meets We Are Okay in this pitch-perfect queer romance about falling in love and never quite falling out of it--heartbreak, unexpected new crushes, and all.


The Awakening: A Novel (Modern Library Torchbearers) Cover Image
By Kate Chopin, Carmen Maria Machado (Introduction by)
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Published: Modern Library - June 18th, 2019

A new edition of Kate Chopin’s controversial masterpiece, an essential novel in the canon of early feminism—with an introduction by Carmen Maria Machado, award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties.

“Whatever came, she had resolved never again to belong to another than herself.” 


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Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 11th, 2020

Former Congresswoman Katie Hill shares her experience with misogyny and double standards in politics to help women topple the longstanding power structures that prevent them from achieving equality.


The Price of Salt: Or Carol Cover Image
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Published: Dover Publications - January 14th, 2015

A chance encounter between two lonely women leads to a passionate romance in this lesbian cult classic. Therese, a struggling young sales clerk, and Carol, a homemaker in the midst of a bitter divorce, abandon their oppressive daily routines for the freedom of the open road, where their love can blossom.


Dancer from the Dance: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Harper Perennial - December 18th, 2001

"An astonishingly beautiful book. The best gay novel written by anyone of our generation."  — Harper's magazine


Gay Like Me: A Father Writes to His Son Cover Image
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Published: Harper - January 28th, 2020

Chosen by Town & Country as one of the most anticipated books of the year | Named "An LGBTQ Book That'll Change the Literary Landscape in 2020" by O: The Oprah Magazine


Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South Cover Image
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - September 1st, 2011

Giving voice to a population too rarely acknowledged, Sweet Tea collects more than sixty life stories from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the South. E.


Trash Cover Image
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Published: 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


Broken People Cover Image
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Published: Hanover Square Press - June 9th, 2020

ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF THE YEAR

Vogue, O, The Oprah Magazine, Parade, Library Journal, Harper's Bazaar and more

"Profound and affecting."--Chloe Benjamin


Edinburgh Cover Image
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Published: Mariner Books - November 1st, 2016

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
Winner of the James Michener/Copernicus Society Fellowship Prize
Lambda Literary Foundation Editor’s Choice Award
 
“[Chee] says volumes with just a few incendiary words.” —New York Times
 
“Arresting . . . profound and poetic . . .


Under the Rainbow: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 3rd, 2020

"Essential." - The New York Times Book Review

When outsiders on a mission arrive to change a small town’s attitudes, residents and newcomers alike end up transformed.


Tipping the Velvet: A Novel Cover Image
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 1st, 2000

“Erotic and absorbing…Written with startling power.”—The New York Times Book Review
 


Something That May Shock and Discredit You Cover Image
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Published: Atria Books - February 11th, 2020

Named one of the most anticipated books of the year by Entertainment Weekly, O, The Oprah Magazine, BuzzFeed, Electric Literature, Yahoo Lifestyle, and Bitch Media

“A delightful hybrid of a book… You’ll laugh, you'll cry, often both at once.


Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls: A Memoir Cover Image
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - March 3rd, 2020

“The book I wish I’d had growing up.” —Chanel Miller, author of Know My Name

Best Books of 2019: Esquire O, The Oprah Magazine Variety Lit Hub Book Riot Electric Literature Autostraddle
Finalist: NBCC John Leonard First Book Prize Lambda Literary Award
New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection


Out East: Memoir of a Montauk Summer Cover Image
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 14th, 2019

An "extraordinary" debut memoir of first love, identity, and self-discovery among a group of friends who became family in a Montauk summer house (Andrew Solomon, National Book Award winner).


In the Life: A Black Gay Anthology Cover Image
By Joseph Beam (Editor)
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Published: Redbone Press - March 1st, 2007

Literary Nonfiction. Fiction. Poetry. Essays. African American Studies. LGBT Studies. In IN THE LIFE, 29 black authors explore what it means to be doubly different both black and gay in modern America. These stories, verses, works of art and theater pieces voice the concerns and aspirations of an often silent minority.


No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America Cover Image
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Published: Bold Type Books - February 19th, 2019

From a leading journalist and activist comes a brave, beautifully wrought memoir.


Stone Butch Blues Cover Image
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Published: Alyson Books - April 1st, 2004

The finest account ever written of coming to terms with the complexities of a transgendered existence.


The Well of Loneliness (Wordsworth Classics) Cover Image
By Radclyffe Hall, Esther Saxey (Introduction by), Keith Carabine (Editor)
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Published: Wordsworth Editions - January 7th, 2014

'As a man loved a woman, that was how I loved...It was good, good, good...'


I Am Not Myself These Days: A Memoir Cover Image
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 7th, 2006

The New York Times bestselling, darkly funny memoirof a young New Yorker's daring dual life—advertising art director by day,glitter-dripping drag queen and nightclub beauty-pageant hopeful by night—was asmash literary debut for Josh Kilmer-Purcell, now known for his popular PlanetGreen television series The Fabulous Beekman Boys.His story begins here—before the


The Groom Will Keep His Name: And Other Vows I've Made About Race, Resistance, and Romance Cover Image
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Published: Bold Type Books - June 2nd, 2020

A riotous collection of "witty and captivating" essays by a gay Filipino immigrant in America who is learning that everything is about sex (Bitch Magazine) -- and sex is about power.


Weetzie Bat Cover Image
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Published: HarperTeen - July 6th, 2004

“Transcendent.” New York Times Book Review

“Magnificent.” Village Voice

“Sparkling.” Publishers Weekly


Fall On Your Knees Cover Image
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Published: 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.


Flaming Iguanas: An Illustrated All-Girl Road Novel Thing Cover Image
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 17th, 1998

Tomato Rodriguez hops on her motorcycle and embarks on the ultimate sea-to-shining-sea all-girl adventure -- a story in that combines all the best parts of Alice in Wonderland and Easy Rider as Tomato crosses the country in search of the meaning of life, love, and the perfect post office.


Queer City: Gay London from the Romans to the Present Day Cover Image
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 14th, 2019

A Single Man: A Novel (Picador Modern Classics) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374533878
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 11th, 2013

Welcome to sunny suburban 1960s Southern California. George is a gay middle-aged English professor, adjusting to solitude after the tragic death of his young partner. He is determined to persist in the routines of his former life. A Single Man follows him over the course of an ordinary twenty-four hours.