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GLBTQ-related titles

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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is the story of James Sveck, a sophisticated, vulnerable young man with a deep appreciation for the world and no idea...

Peter Cameron Peter Cameron

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Winner of the 2008 AWP Award for the Novel From 1941 to 1947, eighteen thousand Italian prisoners of war were sent to Australia. The Italian surrender that...

"...Winner of the 2008 AWP Award for the Novel From 1941 to 1947, eighteen thousand Italian prisoners of war were sent to Australia. The Italian surrender that.... Winner of the 2008 AWP Award for the Novel   From 1941 to 1947, eighteen thousand Italian prisoners of war were sent to Australia. The Italian surrender that followed the downfall of Mussolini had created a novel circumstance: prisoners who theoretically were no longer enemies. Many of these exiles were sent to work on isolated farms, un..."

Goldie Goldbloom

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The Fabulous Sylvester

The Legend, the Music, the Seventies in San Francisco

Imagine a pied piper singing in falsetto, wearing sequins, and leading the young people of the nation to San Francisco and on to a liberation where nothing was...

Joshua Gamson

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Dry

A Memoir

From the bestselling author of Running with Scissors comes Dry—the hilarious, moving, and no less bizarre account of what happened next. You may not...

Augusten Burroughs Augusten Burroughs

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From Michael Cunningham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours, comes this widely praised novel of two boyhood friends: Jonathan, lonely,...

Michael Cunningham Michael Cunningham

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A Great Unrecorded History

A New Life of E. M. Forster

A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Finalist for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography ALA Stonewall Honor Book Finalist for...

Wendy Moffat Wendy Moffat

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The Talented Miss Highsmith

The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith

A 2010  New York Times Notable BookA 2010 Lambda Literary Award Winner A 2009 Edgar Award Nominee A 2009 Agatha Award Nominee A Publishers Weekly Pick of...

Joan Schenkar Joan Schenkar

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Edinburgh

A Novel

Twelve-year-old Fee is a gifted Korean-American soprano in a boys' choir in Maine whose choir director reveals himself to be a serial pedophile. Fee and his...

Alexander Chee

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The Love Letter

A Novel

Independent, irresistible Helen MacFarquhar is the owner of a bookstore in an idyllic seaside town in New England. A happily divorced mother who enjoys a...

"...Independent, irresistible Helen MacFarquhar is the owner of a bookstore in an idyllic seaside town in New England. A happily divorced mother who enjoys a.... Independent, irresistible Helen MacFarquhar is the owner of a bookstore in an idyllic seaside town in New England. A happily divorced mother who enjoys a playful relationship with her customers, Helen's life is turned upside down when an anonymous letter arrives, penned by an unknown lover.. "[Helen's story] is a familiar one. . . . but M..."

Cathleen Schine Cathleen Schine

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The Story of a Marriage

A Novel

A Today Show Summer Reads Pick A Washington Post Book of the Year "We think we know the ones we love." So Pearlie Cook begins her indirect, and devastating...

"...A Today Show Summer Reads Pick A Washington Post Book of the Year "We think we know the ones we love." So Pearlie Cook begins her indirect, and devastating.... A Today Show Summer Reads Pick A Washington Post Book of the Year "We think we know the ones we love." So Pearlie Cook begins her indirect, and devastating exploration of the mystery at the heart of every relationship--how we can ever truly know another person. It is 1953 and Pearlie, a dutiful young housewife, finds herself living in th..."

Andrew Sean Greer Andrew Sean Greer

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Call Me by Your Name

A Novel

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year A Washington Post Best Fiction Book of the Year A New York Magazine...

André Aciman André Aciman

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Jackie Under My Skin

Interpreting an Icon

Jackie Under My Skin is a passionate investigation of the ways Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis transformed America's definition of celebrity, identity, and style....

Wayne Koestenbaum

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Dancer

A Novel

Dancer is the erotically charged story of the Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev as told through the cast of those who knew him: there is Anna Vasileva, Rudi's...

Colum McCann Colum McCann

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What Was She Thinking?

Notes on a Scandal: A Novel

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize Now the Major Motion Picture Notes on a Scandal Schoolteacher Barbara Covett has led a solitary life until...

Zoë Heller

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Middlesex

A Novel

"I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day of January 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near...

Jeffrey Eugenides Jeffrey Eugenides

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