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ellen-hopkins's picture
Sep.10.2012
Love—good and bad—forces three teens’ worlds to tilt in a riveting novel from New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins. Three teens, three stories—all interconnected through their parents’ family relationships. As the adults pull away, caught up in their own dilemmas, the lives of the...
justin-chin's picture
Jun.15.2012
Through intertwined short stories, 98 Wounds dissects the inexorable dualities present in every moment that matters: pleasure and pain, contentment and longing, sacred and profane, living and dying. In between all of these, solace, understanding, and occasional regret—if not resolution—can be...
r-barri-flowers's picture
Aug.25.2011
For those without direct experience with the seamy, real-life world of prostitution, it can be easy to accept the glamorized depictions of the sex-for-sale industry as it is often portrayed in fiction and Hollywood or sensationalized in the media. In reality, the business of sexual exploitation...
mark-burke's picture
Sep.22.2009
The true story of a London schoolteacher, who, tired of the rat race and brooding over a failed relationship, uproots and volunteers to teach in rural Africa for two years. Sent to the Republic of Zambia with a remit to teach maths, HIV and Gender awareness, he finds both hope in unusual places,...
g-winston-james's picture
Apr.30.2009
Voices Rising: Celebrating 20 Years of Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Writing marks the twentieth anniversary of Other Countries--a small organization endeavoring to create a powerful, far-reaching, deliberate legacy of black queer expression. Voices Rising gathers sixty-five writers...
g-winston-james's picture
Apr.30.2009
Introducing poet G. Winston James and Lyric, the newest offering from GrapeVinePress. This first collection adds James' name to the distinguished list of writers involved with and nurtured by Other Countries, the New York-based gay Black artists collective, whose authors have included such notables...
marvelyn-brown's picture
Dec.11.2008
The surprisingly hopeful story of how a straight, nonpromiscuous, everyday girl contracted HIV and how she manages to stay upbeat, inspired, and more positive about life than ever before At nineteen years of age, Marvelyn Brown was lying in a stark white hospital bed at Tennessee Christian Medical...
mark-coggins's picture
Feb.25.2008
When the world's most innovative computer chess software is stolen, wisecracking, jazz bass-playing PI August Riordan is hired to find it. Sifting through a San Francisco peopled with bruising, ex-NFL henchmen, transvestite techno geeks, and alluring, drug-addicted dominatrices, Riordan has got his...
bill-hayes's picture
Dec.21.2007
Hemophobes beware: There are five quarts of blood in the human body, and Hayes (Sleep Demons: An Insomniac’s Memoir) pours all of them into this book. A gay man living in San Francisco with an HIV-positive partner, Hayes uses his own encounters with blood’s ability to save and destroy lives as a...