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After the Fire: A Novel

by Jane Rule

Five women at critical crossroads in their lives come together in this gem of a novel set on an island off the coast of Vancouver <P> After the Fire introduces a quintet of very different women as they struggle with abandonment, loss, and new beginnings--both together and alone. There is Karen Tasuki, who recently separated from her partner and wonders if she'll ever get used to being alone... until she befriends Red, who cleans houses for the island's privileged inhabitants. Miss James is the eccentric Southern spinster born at the turn of the century. Milly Forbes is a woman whose husband "went scot free after stealing twenty years of her life." And the sensible Henrietta "Hen" Hawkins yearns for her absent, ill husband. <P> On a rural island that they dub a "used-wife lot," the five heroines nurture one another as they cope with loneliness, death, and renewed life. Imbued with wit and compassion, After the Fire is a novel about women loving women and women helping women--and the bond that transcends age, race, and even gender.

Bad Boy

by Diana Wieler

Hockey is the only game worth playing in the rough-and-tumble prairie town of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. When sixteen-year-old A.J. Brandiosa makes the Triple A team of his dreams, he can hardly believe that his life is finally coming together. And then it falls apart. A.J. makes an unexpected discovery about his best friend and teammate, Tulsa Brown, and he can't keep his rage and fear from spilling onto the ice. An aggressive defenseman is becoming a violent one… An explosive novel by award-winning author Diana Wieler that looks honestly at teenage sexuality and the world of amateur hockey.

The Beverly Malibu

by Katherine V. Forrest

On Thanksgiving Day, LAPD homicide detective Kate Delafield and her partner, Ed Taylor, are called to an apartment building on the edge of Beverly Hills to investigate a premeditated and pitiless murder.

Closer

by Dennis Cooper

The first of five interconnected novels.

Common Murder

by Val Mcdermid

Lindsay Gordon, Scottish journalist and amateur sleuth, was the first creation of international bestseller Val McDermid. Report for Murder introduced the United Kingdom's first lesbian detective, and the series has been perennially popular ever since. Lindsay is tenacious to the point of stubbornness, intrepid to the point of stupidity, and loyal to the point of laying her life on the line. With the support of friends, family, and lovers, she takes on the world with wit and brio, unraveling criminal conspiracies and unmasking murderers. She's feisty, feminist, and funny.Each novel plunges Lindsay into a different milieu. Report for Murder is set against the backdrop of an exclusive girls' boarding school; Common Murder features a women's peace protest, where feelings run deadly; Deadline for Murder forces Lindsay to confront the darker side of her own world of journalism; Conferences Are Murder explores the deadly underbelly of trade unionism; Booked for Murder lifts the lid on publishing, showing it's no longer a gentleman's game; and Hostage to Murder brings Lindsay face-to-face with child custody battles and the gangsters who inhabit the world of terrorism. The hallmark of McDermid's novels is a compassionate understanding of human relationships and a shrewd insight into contemporary society.The Lindsay Gordon novels have been published to great critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Booked for Murder, the fifth Lindsay Gordon mystery, was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. McDermid has been praised for the way her storytelling interweaves the various elements of the novel into a seamless, balanced whole. "I don't write about issues, I write about characters," McDermid says. The books have won a wide general readership among fans of the mystery genre.Val McDermid grew up in a Scottish mining community and read English at Oxford. She lives in northern England.

Displacing Homophobia

by Michael Moon John M. Clum Ronald R. Butters

The editors have gathered essays that not only make a major contribution to the effort to replace homophobic discourse, but also speak persuasively to all readers interested in literature or literary history, contemporary theory, and popular culture.

The Dog Collar Murders (The Pam Nilsen Mysteries #3)

by Barbara Wilson

When an antipornography activist dies after a provocative speech, Pam Nilsen dives headlong into Seattle's feminist community to uncover a murdererThe Seattle Conference on Sexuality is a lightning rod for controversy, with big politics and even bigger personalities descending on the city to discuss issues ranging from pornography to violence against women. Loie Marsh is one such personality, an outspoken critic of porn slated to speak on a panel about the subject. But before she can take her place on stage, Loie is found dead, strangled with a dog collar.Pam Nilsen, the co-owner of a progressive printing collective with significant connections in Seattle's activist community, is uniquely positioned to investigate the murder. Suspects include a member of Christians Against Pornography, an S/M advocate who owned the dog collar used to commit the murder, a producer of erotic lesbian videos, and Loie's ex-husband--not to mention her resentful ex-lover. It's an unconventional whodunit, but one that Pam is more than ready to take on.The Dog Collar Murders is the final book in the Pam Nilsen Mystery trilogy, which begins with Murder in the Collective and Sisters of the Road.

Equal Affections

by David Leavitt

"Equal Affections" is the eloquent, powerful novel of a funny, loving, tragic, and complex family whose indomitable matriarch, Louise Cooper, has had cancer for 20 years. Battling both the slow withdrawal of her husband and the ravages of her disease, Louise must realize that even the kindness of her children will not save her. "A superb modern novelist of feeling".

Gay and Lesbian Youth

by Gilbert Herdt

Here is a pioneering volume that explores adolescent homosexuality around the world. Social scientists examine the personal experiences of gay and lesbian teenagers from culture to culture and address the problems and obstacles these young people face. The changing contexts, values, and goals of societies worldwide are affecting how these adolescents adapt to being homosexual, and this compelling book gives keen insight into how changes in the United States contrast with changes elsewhere. A unique and thorough description of the identities, situations, and relationships of homosexual teens in many societies, Gay and Lesbian Youth will help social scientists, health care professionals, counselors, gay teenagers, and their parents to better understand the similarities of the problems facing these youth, while recognizing the minor differences in their social and personal situations. How do the personal experiences of gay and lesbian teenagers vary from culture to culture? Here is the best, most complete description of the identities, situations, and relationships of homosexual teens in many societies. The changing contexts, values, and goals of societies worldwide are affecting how these adolescents adapt to being homosexual, and this compelling book gives keen insight into how changes in the United States contrast with changes elsewhere. Social scientists, health care professionals, counselors, gay teenagers, and their parents will better understand the similarities of the problems facing these youth, while recognizing the minor differences in their social and personal situations. These differences must be understood by interpreting the adaptations of gay and bisexual teenagers around the world.

Gluck: Her Biography

by Diana Souhami

Diana Souhami&’s critically acclaimed biography of lesbian painter Hannah Gluckstein—the woman, the artist, the legend To her family, Hannah Gluckstein was known as Hig. To Edith Shackleton Heald, the journalist with whom she lived for almost forty years, she was Dearest Grub. And to the art world, she was simply Gluck. She was born in 1895 into a life of privilege. Her family had founded J. Lyons & Co., a vast catering empire. From the beginning Gluck was a rebel. At a time when only men wore trousers, she scandalized society with her masculine clothing—though she always dressed with style and turned androgyny into high fashion. Her affairs with high-profile women shocked her conservative family, even while she achieved fame as an artist. During the 1920s and thirties, Gluck&’s paintings—portraits, flowers, and landscapes, presented in frames designed and patented by her—were the toast of the town. At the height of her success, when wounded in love, her own obsessions caused her to fade for decades from the public eye, but then, at nearly eighty, her return to the spotlight ensured her immortality.

Hallowed Murder (Jane Lawless #1)

by Ellen Hart

The police called Allison's drowning a suicide but her sorority sisters insist it was murder. That's when alumnae adviser Jane Lawless steps in to find the truth. First Jane Lawless book.

Heather Has Two Mommies

by Lesléa Newman

Heather has two mommies. The lesbian couple decided they wanted a baby. Mama Kate is a doctor and Mama Jane is a carpenter. Jane became pregnant and Heather is born. When Heather is 3, she starts attending a play group. There, she learns that there are many family designs as each child draws her or his own family group.

In Every Port

by Karin Kallmaker

Jessica's sexy adventurous travels end in a romance with her neighbor.

The Irreversible Decline of Eddie Socket

by John Weir

Before the onset of his irreversible decline, Eddie Socket always suspected he was on the verge of something. Now that “something” has arrived in the form of Merrit Mather, an attractive older gentleman of impeccable taste in everything from sweaters to his numerous sexual conquests. That Merrit happens to be the lover of Eddie’s agitated boss, Saul, hardly fazes the smitten Eddie; that the elusive Merrit loses interest in Eddie with dizzying speed hardly dims his ardor. While Eddie continues his futile chase, he finds solace in his roommate, Polly, involved in her own implausible affair with a self-involved banker. Both Eddie and Polly eventually conclude that solitude is their best option. But even that is not possible as Eddie finds his life taking an unexpected turn—a turn that that serves as the catalyst for Eddie, love-ravaged Polly, and the indomitable Saul to reclaim their lives.First published in 1989 and winner of the 1990 Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Debut Novel, The Irreversible Decline of Eddie Socket is one of the first novels to respond to the global AIDS crisis. A comedy of absurdist horror, it weaponizes the comic as a way of intensifying the tragic aspects of AIDS, which were especially acute in the early 1980s, and the scars of which are still visible today.

Jack

by A. M. Homes

Fifteen-year-old Jack's confused feelings for his father, who left him and his mother four years earlier, are further complicated when he finds that his father is gay.

A Lesbian Love Advisor

by Celeste West

Witty, yet also serious content, for lesbians and relationships. Some wonderful ideas and examples for various types of rituals.

Little Bits of Baby

by Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale's LITTLE BITS OF BABY is a charming, witty novel of love, possibility and life in crisis - 'Richly comic, affectionate and perceptive' Mail on SundayEight years ago, Robin fled from his family, friends, and entire life, to suffer a complete breakdown in an island monastery. Now he's reconnecting with those he left behind: his mother and father, with their own small secrets, and Jake and Candida, both of whom were impossibly close to Robin when he disappeared. But while the people he abandoned have missed him, Robin finds that everything has changed. He alone can decide what he will do in this new world of resentment, possibility and triumphant love.

Little Bits of Baby

by Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale's LITTLE BITS OF BABY is a charming, witty novel of love, possibility and life in crisis - 'Richly comic, affectionate and perceptive' Mail on SundayEight years ago, Robin fled from his family, friends, and entire life, to suffer a complete breakdown in an island monastery. Now he's reconnecting with those he left behind: his mother and father, with their own small secrets, and Jake and Candida, both of whom were impossibly close to Robin when he disappeared. But while the people he abandoned have missed him, Robin finds that everything has changed. He alone can decide what he will do in this new world of resentment, possibility and triumphant love.(P)2018 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Little Bits of Baby: A Novel

by Patrick Gale

A young man returns to London from a monastery to become a godfather--and gets a second chance at love--in this "blithe, original, engaging satire" (The New York Times). Robin has not gone outside for five years. When he first arrived at the remote island monastery, he had attacks so violent that the brothers thought he might do himself harm, so his room was stripped of all but the bed. Robin seemed to like it that way. But now, after years of penance for some unspoken sin, he is pale, drawn, and emotionally fragile--nothing like the promising university student he once was. Indeed, he is a ticking time bomb of unexpressed anger, and he is about to be unleashed upon the world. Robin came to the monastery after his childhood playmate, Candida, became engaged to Jake, their irresistibly sexy mutual friend. Now, Candida is a mother, and she wants her long-lost friend to be the child's godfather. When he returns to London after his long exile, Robin finds the modern world strange and unfamiliar, but he must fight through it if he is to conclude the unfinished business that caused him to flee, and take his place in the world once again. Written at the height of the AIDS crisis, Little Bits of Baby is an intensely personal and romantic book from an author who writes with an intimate understanding of the labyrinth of the human heart. Winsomely funny and bittersweet, it may be the most remarkable novel Patrick Gale has ever produced.

Misogyny, Misandry, and Misanthropy (Representations Books #3)

by R. Howard Bloch Frances Ferguson

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1989.

A Noise From The Woodshed

by Mary Dorcey

Vibrant short stories by Irish writer.

O Que Diabos Você Diz: Os Mistérios de Adrien English 3 (Os Mistérios de Adrien English 3 #3)

by Josh Lanyon

Demônios, ameaças de morte e compras de Natal. É época de Natal e Adrien English, o livreiro "mal estrelado e estudioso" e ocasionalmente escritor de mistério deve enfrentar um culto satânico, um professor universitário bonito e excêntrico e sua relação intermitente com o eternamente conflituoso detetive do LAPD Jake Riordan. Sem falar em assassinato...

Of Love and Glory

by Evelyn Kennedy

This is about a World War II lesbian romance between an Army nurse and a journalist.

Pursuing Sexual Wholeness

by Andrew Comiskey

The author had homosexual feelings and tells his story. He gives Scriptures to support the way he was led to a heterosexual marriage.

The Rainbow Stories

by William T. Vollmann

From a writer who has won comparison with Thomas Pynchon and William S. Burroughs comes thirteen unnerving and often breathtaking stories populated by punks and angels, skinheads and religious assassins, streetwalkers and fetishists--people who live outside the law and and the clear light of the every day. Set in landscapes as diverse as ancient Babylon, India, and the seamy underbelly of San Francisco, these daring and innovative tales are laced with Vollman's fertile imagination. The Rainbow Stories ushers us into a world that bears an awful yet hypnotic resemblance to that of our deepest nightmares, confirming Vollman's reputation as a dark visionary of contemporary fiction.

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