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Dec.09.2013
“I remember Sarah asking me, when I’d just begun therapy with her, what I looked for in a man.  After a few moments of silent, tense deliberation I had it.  ‘Hair,’ I blurted. ‘He has to have hair.’” Meredith Baxter is a beloved and iconic television actress, most well-known for...
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Dec.20.2012
GENRE: Contemporary • LGBTQ Literary Fiction • It's the early 1980's and Matt is on the cusp of adulthood in the flickering shadows of Los Angeles' Gothic music scene. He dives into a pulsating world of death-rock music, sexy musicians, and strung-out groupies in leather bondage pants and...
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Feb.14.2012
His most political novel since The Cider House Rules and A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving’s In One Person is an intimate and unforgettable portrait of the solitariness of a bisexual man who is dedicated to making himself “worthwhile.” Advance praise for John Irving’s In One Person...
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Dec.11.2011
Madison Smartt Bell’s debut novel: a story of drifters, outcasts, junkies, and dealers surviving in the heart of 1980s New York City Over one busy weekend, small-time heroin dealer Johnny B. Goode and his alliance of fellow pushers work their trade amidst students, businessmen, and...
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Dec.07.2011
This is a story about a good man who loves two women. He lives the good life of a respected professor in a quiet college town on the United States west coast. He loves his wife, his cottage garden and his academic routine. He is content. But when his new Japanese graduate assistant’s mother visits...
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Aug.23.2011
At thirty-three, Mary Cate Randolph still believes in fairy tales. She’s been searching for Prince Charming all her life, but after she was date-raped by her last boyfriend, she is understandably cautious. When she meets tennis pro, Nick Hamilton, at her Asheville country club, she thinks she’s...
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Feb.08.2011
With the opening line of Silver Sparrow, "My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist," author Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man's deception, a family's complicity, and two teenage girls caught in the middle. Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the...
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Dec.27.2009
In this collection of touching short stories by Iowa Writers’ Workshop grad Seth Harwood, we are introduced to Adam Berkman, a young man growing up in a world that’s very different from the depictions of American families he sees on TV. Like Boston to Orlando, Adam finds that his life is indeed A...
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Oct.08.2008
Gutterboys is a twisted tale of steamy gay sex and unrequited love in Lower Manhattan in the early 1980s. Filled with scenes of debauchery and explicitly depicted gay sex, this wanton outing portrays a carnal world of orgiastic delights that may never exist again. Jeremy, a shy 19-year-old, falls...
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Jan.29.2008
You, Me and Morrissey is a collection of autobiographical short stories capturing snapshots of love, loss, bigotry, violence, artistic birth, and mental illness. Each story is set to the soundtrack of a Smiths or Morrissey title or lyric, and documents the trials of...