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Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems

Written by James Baldwin
Introduction by Nikky Finney


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8486-1 (0-8070-8486-7)

During his lifetime, James Baldwin authored seven novels, as well as several plays and essay collections, many of which were published to widespread praise. Baldwin’s novels and essays brought him respect as a public intellectual and admiration as a writer.  However, Baldwin’s earliest writing was in poetic form, and some argue... Read more >
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Written by John Berendt


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 28, 1999
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75152-6 (0-679-75152-1)

Shots rang out in Savannah’s grandest mansion in the misty, early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For nearly a decade, the shooting and its aftermath reverberated throughout this hauntingly beautiful city of moss-hung oaks and shaded squares. John Berendt’s sharply observed, suspenseful, and witty narrative... Read more >

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For All of Us, One Today
An Inaugural Poet's Journey
Written by Richard Blanco


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3380-7 (0-8070-3380-4)

In this brief and evocative memoir, Richard Blanco shares his life as a Latino immigrant and openly gay man discovering a new, emotional understanding of what it means to be an American. He tells the story of the call from the White House committee and all the exhilaration and upheaval of... Read more >
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A Queer and Pleasant Danger
The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology, and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today
Written by Kate Bornstein


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0183-7 (0-8070-0183-X)

“I was born male and now I’ve got medical and government documents that say I’m female—but I don’t call myself a woman, and I know I’m not a man. . . .”

Scientologist, husband and father, tranny, sailor, slave, playwright, dyke, gender outlaw—these are just a few words which have defined Kate... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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A Queer and Pleasant Danger
The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology, and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today
Written by Kate Bornstein


Format: Hardcover, 280 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0165-3 (0-8070-0165-1)

“I was born male and now I’ve got medical and government documents that say I’m female—but I don’t call myself a woman, and I know I’m not a man. . . .”

Scientologist, husband and father, tranny, sailor, slave, playwright, dyke, gender outlaw—these are just a few words which have defined Kate... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Redneck Way of Knowledge

Written by Blanche Mccrary Boyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 15, 1995
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75767-2 (0-679-75767-8)

This intoxicating book combines autobiography, reporting, and the dressed-up lies we call fiction. An underground classic since its initial publication, it is the wildly funny personal testament of Blanche McCrary Boyd, sixties radical and born-again Southerner, a lesbian with an un-PC passion for skydiving and stock-car racing, a graduate of Eastern... Read more >
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The Revolution of Little Girls

Written by Blanche Mccrary Boyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 220 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 30, 1992
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73812-1 (0-679-73812-6)

No matter how hard she tries, Ellen Burns will never be Scarlett O'Hara. As a little girl in South Carolina, she prefers playing Tarzan to playing Jane. As a teenage beauty queen she spikes her Cokes with spirits of ammonia and baffles her elders with Freedom Riding sympathies. As a young... Read more >
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Terminal Velocity

Written by Blanche Mccrary Boyd


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 26, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75032-1 (0-679-75032-0)

"In 1970 I realized that the Sixties were passing me by. I had never even smoked a joint, or slept with anyone besides my husband. A year later I had left Nicky, changed my name from Ellen to Rain, and moved to a radical lesbian commune in California named Red Moon... Read more >
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The Absolutist

Written by John Boyne


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-552-5 (1-59051-552-8)

2012 ALA STONEWALL HONOR BOOK
It is September 1919: twenty-one-year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver a package of letters to the sister of Will Bancroft, the man he fought alongside during the Great War.

But the letters are not the real reason for Tristan’s visit. He... Read more >
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Babyji

Written by Abha Dawesar


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 8, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3456-7 (1-4000-3456-6)

Sixteen-year-old Anamika Sharma is a leader among her peers. At school she is an ace at quantum physics. At home she sneaks off to her parents' scooter garage to read the Kama-sutra. Before long she has seduced an elegant older divorcée and the family servant, and has caught the eye of... Read more >
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Girl Like Che Guevara

Written by Teresa De La Caridad Doval


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: April 1, 2005
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-397-9 (1-56947-397-8)

Sixteen-year-old Lourdes is a dedicated and proud revolutionary who spends the summer of 1982, along with her peers, at the “School-in-the-Fields,” tilling tobacco fields to prove her dedication to Fidel and the revolution.

But she is also a study of contradictions. Lourdes outwardly scoffs at the old ways but wears an... Read more >

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The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

Written by David Drake


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 1, 1994
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-47204-3 (0-385-47204-8)

David Drake's smash hit one-man show tells the story of his call to gay pride and activism through a series of vignettes exploring thoughts and emotions shared by a whole generation of gay men and women. Read more >
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The Gay Canon
Great Books Every Gay Man Should Read
Written by Robert Drake


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 10, 1998
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49228-7 (0-385-49228-6)

There are countless works of interest to gay men in print right now--anthologies, novels, memoirs, and more. It is a reflection of progress that there is such an openly recognizable culture. Yet how to make sense of the choices offered? What do gay men need to read? What books have shaped... Read more >

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Spandex - Fast and Hard

Written by Martin Eden


Format: Hardcover, 96 pages
Publisher: Titan Books
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-85768-973-3 (0-85768-973-8)

Prowler, Liberty, Neon, Indigo, Butch, Mr Muscles, Diva -- all superpowered, all British, and the first all gay super-hero team there ever was!

Created by independent comics artist Martin Eden, Spandex charts the highs and lows of a group of superheroes, doing battle with 50 feet lesbians, a group of skilled... Read more >

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Oscar Wilde

Written by Richard Ellmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 5, 1988
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-75984-5 (0-394-75984-2)

"A master of the biographer's art...a distinguished book...Ellmann has the first, indispensable virtue of telling his story well--not just the big story but the lesser stories that lie coiled inside it."--New York Review of Books

"It is difficult to imagine a more comprehensive, measured and fascinating account."--Time Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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10,000 Dresses

Written by Marcus Ewert
Illustrated by Rex Ray


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publisher: Triangle Square
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-850-0 (1-58322-850-0)

Every night, Bailey dreams about magical dresses: dresses made of crystals and rainbows, dresses made of flowers, dresses made of windows. . . . Unfortunately, when Bailey’s awake, no one wants to hear about these beautiful dreams. Quite the contrary. “You’re a BOY!” Mother and Father tell Bailey. “You shouldn’t be... Read more >
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Light Fell

Written by Evan Fallenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: January 1, 2009
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-536-2 (1-56947-536-9)

Awarded the 2009 Stonewall Prize for Fiction

Winner of the Publishing Triangle’s 2008 Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction.

Twenty years have passed since Joseph left his family and his religious Israeli community when he fell in love with a man, the brilliant rabbi Yoel Rosenzweig. Now, for his fiftieth birthday, Joseph... Read more >
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Fogtown

Written by Anderson Gabrych
Illustrated by Brad Rader


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-1384-8 (1-4012-1384-7)

A gritty, graphic pulp fiction about the temptation, damnation and redemption of Frank Grissel, an aging, hard-knuckled private eye--and a deeply closeted homosexual, set in the very real world of 1953 San Francisco.

Aided by his long-suffering secretary (and sometime live-in lover) Loretta, Grissel’s search for a runaway girl winds up... Read more >

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Mean Little deaf Queer
A Memoir
Written by Terry Galloway


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7331-5 (0-8070-7331-8)

In 1959, the year Terry Galloway turned nine, the voices of everyone she loved began to disappear. No one yet knew that an experimental antibiotic given to her mother had wreaked havoc on her fetal nervous system, eventually causing her to go deaf. As a self-proclaimed “child freak,” she acted out... Read more >
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If It Die . . .
An Autobiography
Written by Andre Gide


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 8, 2001
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72606-4 (0-375-72606-3)

This is the major autobiographical statement from Nobel laureate André Gide. In the events and musings recorded here we find the seeds of those themes that obsessed him throughout his career and imbued his classic novels The Immoralist and The Counterfeiters.

Gide led a life of uncompromising self-scrutiny, and his literary... Read more >

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Landscape with Traveler
The Pillow Book of Francis Reeves
Written by Barry Gifford


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-499-2 (1-60980-499-6)

Landscape with Traveler: The Pillow Book of Francis Reeves is Barry Gifford’s first full-length novel. In print for the first time in fifteen years, Landscape with Traveler is written as the protagonist’s diary–inspired by the first century Japanese writer Sei Shônagon’s pillow book–and structured as three acclaimed short novels bound into... Read more >
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Plays Well with Others

Written by Allan Gurganus


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 2, 1999
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70203-7 (0-375-70203-2)

It's 1980, and Hartley Mims jr., a somewhat overbred Southerner, arrives in town to found his artistic career and find a circle of brilliant friends. He soon discovers both Robert Christian Gustafson, archangelic boy composer of Symphony no. 1: The Titanic, and Alabama Byrnes, a failed Savannah debutante whose gigantic paintings... Read more >
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The Practical Heart
Four Novellas
Written by Allan Gurganus


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 27, 2002
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72763-4 (0-375-72763-9)

A luminous quartet, five years in the writing, reveals even more fully the breathtaking range of "a storyteller in the grand tradition" (New York Times).

Allan Gurganus's voice—by turn bawdy and serene, folkloric and profane—deepens as it soars into this quiet masterwork. Four new fables—rich in event, comedy, experience—surge with the force... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Well of Loneliness
A 1920s Classic of Lesbian Fiction
Written by Radclyffe Hall


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 18, 1990
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-41609-2 (0-385-41609-1)

Originally published in 1928, Radclyffe Hall’'s The Well of Loneliness is the thinly disguised story of the author’s own life-the struggle of a lesbian couple to be accepted by polite society. Shockingly candid for its time, it was the first book to condemn society for its harsh treatment of gays and... Read more >

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Just As I Am
A Novel
Written by E. Lynn Harris


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 15, 1995
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-46970-8 (0-385-46970-5)

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