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Beulah Land

by Claire Foster

It’s hard growing up queer, especially in the backwoods Ozarks. Pickup trucks are as common as gay bashing, and there are no safe spaces for people like Violette Sinclair. However, instead of another tragic tale of woe, "Beulah Land"... Read More

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Postcards from the Canyon

by Amanda Adams

Gitlin’s writing is sharp, infused with a dark, irreverent wit. "Postcards from the Canyon", by Lisa Gitlin, is an engrossing, poignant journey through one woman’s past and present. Faced with the recent and unexpected death of her... Read More

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Olympia Knife

by Claire Foster

This mesmerizing novel is a must. Americans don’t have fairy tales: we have legends. Tall tales. "Olympia Knife" is a fabulous, luscious story that invokes a magical, yesteryear world. Filled with larger-than-life characters, this... Read More

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Little Gold

by Hannah Hohman

"Little Gold" is a step back in time, into a rich world with complex characters. Thick with British vernacular and a youthful voice, "Little Gold"’s tone immediately transports readers to Brighton, 1982. With its strong writing, it is... Read More

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Swearing Off Stars

by Amanda Adams

No relationship is easy to maintain, but this story is a heartfelt exploration of the ways in which relationships are absolutely necessary. Danielle M. Wong’s Swearing off Stars details the life of Lia Cole, an American studying abroad... Read More

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The Night Language

by Claire Foster

Oscar Wilde called gay love “the love which dare not speak its name” when homosexual relationships were illegal, stigmatized, and taboo. "The Night Language", by David Rocklin, revisits such a time, finding gay men closeted not only... Read More

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