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Periodicals

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Out magazine
A gay and lesbian perspective on style, entertainment, fashion, the arts, politics, culture, and the world at large.

 

Mystery

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Cross and Burn - Val McDermid
Call Number: M MCDER VAL
ISBN: 9780802122049
Publication Date: 2013-10-22
The crime fighting team of clinical psychologist Tony Hill and police detective Carol Jordan investigate a serial killer who is targeting women who look suspiciously like Carol.

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Death of the Demon - Anne Holt
ISBN: 1451634803
Publication Date: 2013-06-18
In a foster home outside Oslo, a twelve-year-old boy is causing havoc. The institution's steely director, Agnes Vestavik, sees something chilling in Olav's eyes: sheer hatred. When Vestavik is found murdered at her desk, stabbed in the back with an Ikea kitchen knife--with Olav nowhere to be found--the case goes to maverick investigator Hanne Wilhelmsen, recently promoted to chief inspector in the Oslo Police.

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Taken by the Wind - Ellen Hart
ISBN: 9781250001870
Publication Date: 2013-10-08
Although Eric and Andrew have been trying to keep up a semblance of normal life, they know their thirteen-year-old son Jack has been having a tough time of it since they separated. They've been concerned, but now they're terrified--Jack has run away from home. It happened once before, just after the separation, but then it was only a matter of hours before Eric found him. This time, Jack disappeared with his cousin, and the two of them haven't been seen for more than twenty-four hours.Desperate, Eric and Andrew call on private investigator Jane Lawless, a friend of Andrew's from years ago. But after examining Eric and Andrew's home, Jane's first impression of the case isn't good--in fact, she's not convinced the boys ran away at all. She thinks they may have been abducted...or worse

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The Killer Wore Leather - Laura Antoniou
ISBN: 9781573449304
Publication Date: 2013-04-09
In Manhattan's Grand Sterling Hotel, home of the annual Mr. & Ms. Leather contest, last year's hunky but haughty winner lies dead on the floor of his suite, mysteriously wearing only a pair of frilly, bright yellow panties. Enter Detective Rebecca Feldblum, who must navigate a world of doms and subs, masters and mistresses, pups and trainers, leather, latex and lingerie, to discover who murdered the late Mack Steel--and hopefully do it before the weekend is over and everyone goes home.

 

Biography/Memoir

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Body Geographic* - Barrie Jean Borich
ISBN: 9780803239852
Publication Date: 2013-03-01
A memoir from the award-winning author of "My Lesbian Husband," Barrie Jean Borich’s "Body Geographic" turns personal history into an inspired reflection on the points where place and person intersect, where running away meets running toward, and where dislocation means finding oneself.

* Winner 2014 Lambda Literary Lesbian Memoir/Biography

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Darling - Richard Rodriguez
Call Number: 282.092 RODRI RIC
ISBN: 9780670025305
Publication Date: 2013-10-03
Examines international religious violence, growing public atheism in the West, and the author's religious rejection for his homosexuality, exploring subjects ranging from Jerusalem and Silicon Valley to Lance Armstrong and Mother Teresa.

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Fairyland - Alysia Abbott
ISBN: 0393082520
Publication Date: 2013-06-03
A beautiful, vibrant memoir about growing up motherless in 1970s and '80s San Francisco with an openly gay father.

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Farther and Wilder - Blake Bailey
ISBN: 9780307273581
Publication Date: 2013-03-19
A portrait of the author of the acclaimed "The Lost Weekend" traces the experiences that inspired his famed autobiographical novel, his relationship with his gay brother, his celebrity friendships, and his lifelong struggle with addiction.

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Frank: A Life in Politics - Barney Frank
ISBN: 9780374280307
Publication Date: 2015-03-17
The candid political memoir of Barney Frank, former House Representative from Massachusetts ... and a pioneering, openly gay politician

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How to Grow Up - Michelle Tea
Call Number: 813.6 TE
ISBN: 9780142181195
Publication Date: 2015-01-27
In "How to Grow Up," Tea shares her awkward stumble towards the life of a Bonafide Grown-Up: healthy, responsible, self-aware, stable. She writes about passion, about her fraught relationship with money, about adoring Barney's while shopping at thrift stores, about breakups and the fertile ground between relationships, about roommates and rent, and about being superstitious. How to Grow Up proves that the road less traveled may be a difficult one, but if you embrace life's uncertainty and dust yourself off after every screw up, slowly but surely you just might make it to adulthood

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Irrepressible: the Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham - Emily Bingham
ISBN: 9780809094646
Publication Date: 2015-06-16
Raised like a princess in one of the most powerful families in the American South, Henrietta was offered the helm of a publishing empire. Instead, she ripped through the Jazz Age like an F. Scott Fitzgerald character: intoxicating and intoxicated, selfish and shameful, seductive and brilliant, and often terribly troubled. In New York, Louisville, and London she drove men and women wild with desire, and her youth blazed with sex. But her lesbian love affairs made her the subject of derision and drove a doctor to try to cure her. After the speed and pleasure of her youth, the toxicity of judgment coupled with her own anxieties led to years of addiction and breakdowns

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No House to Call My Home - Ryan Berg
Call Number: 362.786 BER
ISBN: 9781568585093
Publication Date: 2015-08-25
In "No House to Call My Home," Ryan Berg tells profoundly moving, intimate, and raw stories from the frontlines of LGBTQ homelessness and foster care. In the United States, 43% of homeless youth were forced out by their parents because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Berg faced young people who have battled extreme poverty, experienced unbalanced opportunities, structural racism, and homophobia. He found himself ill-equipped to help, in part because they are working within a system that paints in broad strokes, focused on warehousing young people, rather than helping them build healthy relationships with adults that could lead to a successful life once they age out of foster care. By digging deep and asking the hard questions, and by haltingly opening himself up to his charges, Berg gained their trust. Focusing on a handful of memorable characters and their entourage, he illustrates the key issues and recurring patterns in the suffering, psychology and recovery of these neglected teens.

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Not My Father's Son - Alan Cumming
ISBN: 9780062225061
Publication Date: 2014-10-07
In his unique and engaging voice, the acclaimed actor of stage and screen shares the emotional story of his complicated relationship with his father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career.

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Smash Cut: a memoir of Howard & art & the '70s & the '80s - Brad Gooch
ISBN: 9780062354952
Publication Date: 2015-04-14
A searing memoir of life in 1980s New York City--a colorful and atmospheric tale of wild bohemians, glamorous celebrity, and complicated passions--with cameo appearances by Madonna, Robert Mapplethorpe, William Burroughs, and a host of others legendary artists. Brad Gooch arrived in New York in the late 1970s, yearning for artistic and personal freedom. Smash Cut is his bold and intimate memoir of this exhilarating time and place.

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The Argonauts - Maggie Nelson
ISBN: 9781555977078
Publication Date: 2015-05-05
A genre-bending memoir, a work of 'autotheory' offering ... thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center is a romance: the story of the author's relationship with the artist Harry Dodge. This story, which includes Nelson's account of falling in love with Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, as well as her journey to and through a pregnancy, offers a firsthand account of the complexities and joys of (queer) family-making.

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The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood - Richard Blanco
ISBN: 9780062313768
Publication Date: 2014-09-30
A memoir from the first Latino and openly gay inaugural poet, which explores his coming-of-age as the child of Cuban immigrants and his attempts to understand his place in America while grappling with his burgeoning artistic and sexual identities.

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The Soundtrack of My Life - Clive Davis; Anthony DeCurtis (As told to)
Call Number: BIOG Davis, Clive
ISBN: 9781476714783
Publication Date: 2013-02-19
In this star-studded autobiography, Clive Davis shares a personal, candid look into his remarkable life and the last fifty years of popular music as only a true insider can.

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Visions and Revisions: coming of age in the age of AIDS - Dale Peck
ISBN: 9781616954413
Publication Date: 2015-04-07
Novelist and critic Dale Peck's latest work--part memoir, part extended essay--is a foray into what the author calls "the second half of the first half of the AIDS epidemic," i.e., the period between 1987, when the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) was founded, and 1996, when the advent of combination therapy transformed AIDS from a virtual death sentence into a chronic manageable illness.

 

Nonfiction

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A Letter to My Congregation - Ken Wilson; David P. Gushee (Foreword by); Phyllis Tickle (Introduction by)
Call Number: 261.8357 WILSO KEN
ISBN: 9781939880307
Publication Date: 2014-02-01
A breakthrough work coming from the heart of evangelical Christianity ... Wilson shows how God has led him on a journey toward a rethinking of what the fully authoritative and inspired Bible ought to be taken to mean in the life of the church today.

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Does Jesus Really Love Me? - Jeff Chu
Call Number: 261.8357 CHU JEF
ISBN: 9780062049735
Publication Date: 2013-03-26
A writer for Time magazine, after coming out to his parents as a gay man, documents his personal journey, from Brooklyn to California, to discover the God forbidden to him because of his sexuality and understand what the diverse followers of Christ believe about homosexuality. An intellectual, emotional, and spiritual pilgrimage that reveals a nation in crisis.

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Excluded: Making feminist and queer movements more inclusive - Julia Serano
ISBN: 9781580055048
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
An in-depth look at problematic elements of feminist and queer movements, with suggestions on how to address those issues.

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God and the Gay Christian - Matthew Vines
Call Number: 261.835766 VINES MAT
ISBN: 9781601425188
Publication Date: 2015-06-16
The landmark book exploring what the Bible actually says--and doesn't say--about same-sex relationships. As a young Christian man, Matthew Vines harbored the same basic hopes of most young people: to some-day share his life with someone, to build a family of his own, to give and receive love. But when he realized he was gay, those hopes were called into question. The Bible, he'd been taught, condemned gay relationships. Feeling the tension between his understanding of the Bible and the reality of his same-sex orientation, Vines devoted years of intensive research into what the Bible says about homosexuality.

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God vs. Gay?: The Religious Case for Equality - Jay Michaelson
ISBN: 9780807001592
Publication Date: 2011-10-25
The myth that the Bible forbids homosexuality is behind some of the most divisive and painful conflicts of our day. Michaelson shows that not only does the Bible not prohibit same-sex intimacy, but the vast majority of its teachings support the full equality and dignity of gay and lesbian people.

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Living Out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims - Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle
Call Number: 297.08664 KUGLE SCO
ISBN: 9780814744482
Publication Date: 2013-12-06
"Living Out Islam" documents the rarely-heard voices of Muslims who live in secular democratic countries and who are gay, lesbian, and transgender. It weaves original interviews with Muslim activists into a compelling composite picture which showcases the importance of the solidarity of support groups in the effort to change social relationships and achieve justice. This nascent movement is not about being "out" as opposed to being "in the closet." Rather, as the voices of these activists demonstrate, it is about finding ways to live out Islam with dignity and integrity, reconciling their sexuality and gender with their faith and reclaiming Islam as their own.

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Lost Cat - Caroline Paul; Wendy MacNaughton (Illustrator); Elizabeth Van Itallie
Call Number: 636.8 PAUL CAR
ISBN: 9781608199778
Publication Date: 2013-04-09
Caroline Paul was recovering from a bad accident and thought things couldn't get worse. But then her beloved cat Tibia disappeared. She and her partner, illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, mourned his loss. Yet weeks later, Tibia waltzed back into their lives. His owners were overjoyed. But they were also...jealous? Betrayed? Where had their sweet anxious cat disappeared to? Using GPS technology, cat cameras, psychics, the web, and animal communicators, the authors of Lost Cat embarked on a quest to discover what their cat did when they weren't around. "Lost Cat" is a book for animal lovers, pet owners, and anyone who has ever done anything desperate for love.

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Radical Relations - Daniel Winunwe Rivers
ISBN: 9781469607184
Publication Date: 2013-09-03
Based on extensive archival research and 130 interviews conducted nationwide, the author looks at lesbian and gay parenthood from the early 1950s through today. He offers a previously untold story of the American family: the first history of lesbian and gay parents and their children in the United States. Beginning in the postwar era, a period marked by both intense repression and dynamic change for lesbians and gay men, he argues that by forging new kinds of family and childrearing relations, gay and lesbian parents have successfully challenged legal and cultural definitions of family as heterosexual.

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The Gay Revolution - Lillian Faderman
Call Number: 306.766 FA
ISBN: 9781451694116
Publication Date: 2015-09-08
The sweeping story of the modern struggle for gay, lesbian, and trans rights - from the 1950s to the present - based on amazing interviews with politicians, military figures, legal activists, and members of the entire LGBT community, who face these changes every ay.

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The Way of Tenderness - Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
Call Number: 294.3 MANUE ZEN
ISBN: 161429125X
Publication Date: 2015-02-17
In Buddhism, the concept of emptiness suggests that enlightenment allows the practitioners to transcend the shackles of the body: if one can train the mind, the body will necessarily follow.

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Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans - Philip Gambone
ISBN: 9780299236847
Publication Date: 2010-06-30
For two years, Philip Gambone traveled the length and breadth of the United States, talking candidly with LGBTQ people about their lives. In addition to interviews from David Sedaris, George Takei, Barney Frank, and Tammy Baldwin, Travels in a Gay Nation brings us lesser-known voices--a retired Naval officer, a transgender scholar and "drag king," a Princeton philosopher, two opera sopranos who happen to be lovers, an indie rock musician, the founder of a gay frat house, and a pair of Vermont garden designers.

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You Can Tell Just by Looking - Michael Bronski; Ann Pellegrini; Michael Amico
ISBN: 9780807042458
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
Breaks down the most commonly held misconceptions about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their lives. "You Can Tell Just by Looking" unpacks enduring, popular, and deeply held myths about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, culture, and life in America. Some of these myths, such as "all religions condemn homosexuality," have been used to justify discrimination and oppression of LGBT people. Other myths, such as "LGBT people are born that way," have been adopted by LGBT communities and their allies. By discussing and dispelling these myths--including gay-positive ones--the authors challenge readers to question their own beliefs and to grapple with the complexities of what it means to be queer in the broadest social, political, and cultural sense.

 

Fiction

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All I Love and Know - Judith Frank
ISBN: 9780062302878
Publication Date: 2014-07-15
For years, Matthew Greene and Daniel Rosen have enjoyed a quiet domestic life together in Northampton, Massachusetts. Opposites in many ways, they have grown together and made their relationship work. But when they learn that Daniel's twin brother and sister-in-law have been killed in a bombing in Jerusalem, their lives are suddenly, utterly transformed. In dealing with their families and the need to make a decision about who will raise the deceased couple's two children, both Matthew and Daniel are confronted with challenges that strike at the very heart of their relationship

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Bodies of Water - T. Greenwood
Call Number: LP FIC GREEN T
ISBN: 9781410465184
Publication Date: 2014-02-26
In 1960, Billie Valentine is a young housewife living in a sleepy Massachusetts suburb, treading water in a dull marriage and caring for two adopted daughters. Summers spent with the girls at their lakeside camp in Vermont are her one escape - from her husband's demands, from days consumed by household drudgery, and from the nagging suspicion that life was supposed to hold something different. Then a new family moves in across the street. Ted and Eva Wilson have three children and a fourth on the way, and their arrival reignites long-buried feelings in Billie. The affair that follows offers a solace Billie has never known, until her secret is revealed and both families are wrenched apart in the tragic aftermath. Fifty years later, Ted and Eva's son, Johnny, contacts an elderly but still spry Billie, entreating her to return east to meet with him. Once there, Billie finally learns the surprising truth about what was lost, and what still remains, of those joyful, momentous summers.

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For Today I Am a Boy - Kim Fu
ISBN: 9780544034723
Publication Date: 2014-01-14
Peter, the only boy among four siblings born to Chinese immigrants, is convinced he is a girl and must fight the confines of a small town as well as the expectations of his parents to forge his own path into adulthood.

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Frog Music - Emma Donoghue
Call Number: FIC DONOG EMM
ISBN: 9780316324687
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
Based on an unsolved murder in 1876 San Francisco. Summer of 1876: San Francisco is in the fierce grip of a record-breaking heatwave and a smallpox epidemic. Through the window of a railroad saloon, a young woman called Jenny Bonnet is shot dead. The survivor, her friend Blanche Beunon, is a French burlesque dancer. Over the next three days, she will risk everything to bring Jenny's murderer to justice--if he doesn't track her down first.

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Glitterland - Alexis Hall
Call Number: ROM HALL ALE
ISBN: 9781626490253
Publication Date: 2013-08-01
Once the golden boy of the English literary scene, now a clinically depressed writer of pulp crime fiction, Ash Winters has given up on love, hope, happiness, and most of all himself. He lives his life between the cycles of his illness, haunted by the ghosts of other peoples expectations. Then a chance encounter at a stag party throws him into the arms of Essex boy Darian Taylor, an aspiring model who lives in a world of hair gel, fake tans, and fashion shows. Can a man who doesn't trust himself ever trust in happiness? And how can a man who doesn't believe in happiness ever fight for his own?

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Golden Boy - Abigail Tarttelin
Call Number: FIC TARTT ABI
ISBN: 9781476705804
Publication Date: 2013-05-21
Presenting themselves to the world as an effortlessly excellent family, successful criminal lawyer Karen, her Parliament candidate husband and her intelligent athlete son, Max, find their world crumbling in the wake of a friend's betrayal and the secret about Max's intersexual identity.

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Hild - Nicola Griffith
Call Number: FIC GRIFF
ISBN: 9780374280871
Publication Date: 2013-11-12
Daughter of a poisoned prince and a crafty noblewoman, quiet, bright-minded Hild arrives at the court of King Edwin of Northumbria, where the six-year-old takes on the role of seer/consiglieri for a monarch troubled by shifting allegiances and Roman emissaries attempting to spread their new religion.

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Hysterical - Rebecca Coffey
ISBN: 9781938314421
Publication Date: 2014-05-13
As her father Sigmund's sounding board and chief collaborator, Anna Freud harbored secrets that could have shaken the foundation of his growing legacy. This is an insightful fictional glimpse into the Freud family dynamic and, most notably, its impact on Sigmund's theories about lesbianism.

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Local Souls - Allan Gurganus
Call Number: FIC GURG
ISBN: 9780871403797
Publication Date: 2013-09-23
Returning to his mythological Falls, North Carolina home of Widow, the author presents three novellas set in today's South, a place revolutionized around freer sexuality, looser family ties and superior telecommunications.

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Lovers at the Chameleon Club - Paris 1932 - Francine Prose
Call Number: FIC PROS
ISBN: 9780061713781
Publication Date: 2014-04-22
Told through a series of letters and novels by her friends, lovers, biographer, and acquaintances, the life of Lou Villers, athlete, cross-dressing lesbian, race car driver, spy and more comes to life against the backdrop of Paris from 1932 through the end of WWII.

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Mr. Loverman - Bernardine Evaristo
ISBN: 9781617752728
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
74-year-old Barrington Jedidiah Walker, a member of the Britain's Caribbean community, is still trying to decide how to leave his wife of fifty years and move in with the man he has loved since childhood.

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My Education * - Susan Choi
Call Number: FIC CHOI
ISBN: 9780670024902
Publication Date: 2013-07-03
Warned about the womanizing activities of Professor Nicholas Brodeur before her arrival at his prestigious university, graduate student Regina Gottlieb is nevertheless captured by his charisma and good looks before falling prey to his volatile wife.

* Winner 2014 Lambda Literary Bisexual Fiction

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Necessary Errors - Caleb Crain
Call Number: FIC CRAIN
ISBN: 9780143122418
Publication Date: 2013-08-06
It's October 1990. Jacob Putnam is young and full of ideas. He's arrived a year too late to witness Czechoslovakia's revolution, but he still hopes to find its spirit, somehow. He discovers a country at a crossroads between communism and capitalism, and a picturesque city overflowing with a vibrant, searching sense of possibility. As the men and women Jacob meets begin to fall in love with one another, no one turns out to be quite the same as the idea Jacob has of them--including Jacob himself."--

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Palmerino - Melissa Pritchard
ISBN: 9781934137680
Publication Date: 2014-01-14
A richly atmospheric, supernaturally shaded novel based on the true story of a brilliant Victorian-era writer and intellectual.

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She Rises - Kate Worsley
Call Number: FIC WORSL KAT
ISBN: 9781620400975
Publication Date: 2013-06-18
Louise Fletcher is content with her life as a dairymaid in 1740 Essex -- until her employer, Captain Handley, chooses her to serve as a lady's maid to his daughter Rebecca. Louise's story alternates with that of 15-year-old Luke Fletcher, who finds himself aboard a ship bound for the West Indies after being press-ganged into the Royal Navy. Louise, who falls in love with her mistress, risks her life to save Rebecca when both women fall ill with smallpox, while Luke experiences the many dangers and privations of a life at sea

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The Burnt Toast B&B - Heidi Belleau; Rachel Haimowitz
Call Number: ROM BELLA
ISBN: 9781626492172
Publication Date: 2015-01-12
After breaking his arm on set, Wolf's Landing stuntman Ginsberg Sloan finds himself temporarily out of work. Luckily, Bluewater Bay's worst B&B has cheap long-term rates, and Ginsberg's not too proud to take advantage of them. Derrick Richards, a grizzled laid-off logger, inherited the B&B after his parents' untimely deaths. Making beds and cooking sunny-side-up eggs is hardly Derrick's idea of a man's way to make a living, but just as he's decided to shut the place down, Ginsberg shows up on his doorstep, pitiful and soaking wet, and Derrick can hardly send him packing

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The Days of Anna Madrigal - Armistead Maupin
ISBN: 9780062196248
Publication Date: 2014-01-21
Follows ninety-two-year-old Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane, as she joins her former tenant Brian on a road trip to Nevada where she attends to unfinished business she has long avoided.

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The Dream Lover - Elizabeth Berg
ISBN: 9780812993158
Publication Date: 2015-04-14
George Sand leaves her estranged husband and children to embark on a life of art in bohemian Paris. A talented writer who finds monetary and critical success, Sand adopts a man's name, often dresses as a gentleman and smokes cigars. Through her writing, politics, sexual complexities and views on feminism, Sand is always seeking love. This novel has spurred me to learn more about George Sand, a woman truly ahead of her time

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The Farm - Tom Rob Smith
Call Number: FIC SMITH TOM
ISBN: 9780446550734
Publication Date: 2014-06-03
When Daniel receives a call from his father telling him his mother had been committed to a mental hospital, he must come to terms with the hidden lives of his parents, and the toxic effect of familial lies and his own hidden life in order to solve the mystery these lies have created.

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The Magpie Lord - Charles, K.J.
Call Number: ROM CHARLES K
Publication Date: 2013
Exiled to China for twenty years, Lucien Vaudrey never planned to return to England. But with the mysterious deaths of his father and brother, it seems the new Lord Crane has inherited an earldom. Magician Stephen Day has good reason to hate Crane’s family. Unfortunately, it’s his job to deal with supernatural threats. Besides, the earl is unlike any aristocrat he’s ever met. Soon Stephen is falling hard for the worst possible man, at the worst possible time. First in a trilogy.

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The Paying Guests - Sarah Waters
ISBN: 9781594633119
Publication Date: 2014-09-16
It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned, the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa, a large silent house now bereft of brothers, husband and even servants, life is about to be transformed, as impoverished widow Mrs Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers whose presence leads to unforeseen moral dilemmas.

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The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell - William Klaber
ISBN: 9781250061874
Publication Date: 2015-02-17
One day in 1855 Lucy Lobdell cut her hair, changed clothes, and went off to live her life as a man. By the time it was over, she was notorious. Lucy lived at a time when women did not commonly travel unescorted, carry a rifle, sit down in bars, or have romantic liaisons with other women. To gain those freedoms Lucy had to endure public scorn and wrestle with a sexual identity whose vocabulary had yet to be invented.

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The Two Hotel Francforts - David Leavitt
ISBN: 9781596910423
Publication Date: 2013-10-15
It is the summer of 1940, and Lisbon, Portugal, is the only neutral port left in Europe--a city filled with spies, crowned heads, and refugees of every nationality, tipping back absinthe to while away the time until their escape. Awaiting safe passage to New York on the SS Manhattan, two couples meet: Pete and Julia Winters, expatriate Americans fleeing their sedate life in Paris; and Edward and Iris Freleng, sophisticated, independently wealthy, bohemian, and beset by the social and sexual anxieties of their class.

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Very Recent History: An Entirely Factual Account of a Year (c. AD 2009) in a Large City - Choire Sicha
ISBN: 9780061914300
Publication Date: 2013-08-06
Set in New York during the fallout of the financial crisis. this novel follows a group of gay men in work and life.

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Villa America - Liza Klaussmann
ISBN: 9780316211369
Publication Date: 2015-08-04
A tale based on the real-life inspirations for Fitzgerald's Tender Is the Night finds expats Sara and Gerald Murphy sharing freewheeling days, hosting parties and hiding heartbreaking secrets in the 1920s French Riviera.

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The Evening Chorus - Helen Humphreys
Call Number: FIC HUM
ISBN: 9780544348691
Publication Date: 2015-02-03
The story of James, a pilot struggling to survive in a German POW camp, his young war-bride, Rose, back in England trying to make sense of her life, and his sister, whose own story is also rewritten by the tragedies of WWII.

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We Are Water - Wally Lamb
Call Number: FIC LAMB WAL
ISBN: 9780061941023
Publication Date: 2013-10-22
Anna Oh, a middle-age wife, mother and artist, divorces her husband after 27 years of marriage to marry Vivica, the Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her professional success.

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