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The Price of Salt, or Carol
Patricia Highsmith - 2004-03-17 (first published in 1952)
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A timeless classic of lesbian fiction, this book tells the story of Therese and Carol. Both women are struggling against the societal norms of mid-century femininity and find love in an unlikely encounter. The two take to the open road to escape their oppressive daily lives and enjoy a romantic adventure. However, their happiness is short-lived when Carol is forced to choose between her child and her lover. Written by Patricia Highsmith, known for her thrillers, this book showcases her ability to create compelling characters and narratives that depart from the stereotypical lesbian pulp fiction of the time. A must-read that explores the importance of following one's heart.
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A Boy's Own Story
A Novel
Edmund White - 2000-05-30 (first published in 1982)
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A coming-of-age story set in the 1950s, this classic novel portrays a young boy's struggle to embrace his own sexuality amid aloof parents, a cruel sister, and relentless peer mocking. The unnamed narrator finds solace in works of art and literature as he navigates new relationships and his own inner turmoil. Poignant and lyrical, this is an American literary treasure.
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Modern Love
True Stories of Love, Loss, and Redemption
Daniel Jones - 2019-09-03
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Get ready to be captivated by the most memorable essays from the New York Times "Modern Love" column over the past fifteen years. In this revised and updated edition, featuring contributors such as Mindy Hung and Trey Ellis, editor Daniel Jones curates a selection of stories that explore the timeless struggles and unconventional experiences that come with searching for love. From the highs and lows of dating to the beauty and rubble of past relationships, these honest accounts of how relationships begin, fail, and endure will resonate with anyone interested in the endlessly complicated workings of the human heart.
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In Youth Is Pleasure
Dentonwelch - 1994-01-01
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Title: In Youth Is Pleasure( & I Left My Grandfather's House by Denton Welch) <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: DentonWelch <>Publisher: ExactChange...
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Bite Hard
Justin Chin - 1997-04-01
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"Bite Hard" is a powerful collection of poems by award-winning performance artist and poet Justin Chin. Through scathing humor and bare-bones honesty, Chin explores his identity as an Asian, a gay man, an artist, and a lover, railing against society's limitations and stereotypes. His raw and emotionally charged poems confront issues of race, desire, and loss with a compelling urgency, showcasing his ability to share thought-provoking viewpoints on controversial subjects. This collection is a must-read for anyone looking for bold and unflinching poetry.
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I'll Give You the Sun
Jandy Nelson - 2014-09-16
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Twins Noah and Jude were once inseparable, but something has divided them in devastating ways. As they each tell their story - Noah's from the early years and Jude's from the later years - they discover that they only have half the story. If they want to remake their world, they must find a way back to each other. This award-winning novel will leave you breathless, teary, and laughing all at once.
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A Separate Peace
John Knowles - 2003-09-30 (first published in 1959)
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Explore the dark side of adolescence during World War II in this American classic that has been a bestseller for over thirty years. Set at a boys' boarding school, the harrowing and luminous parable delves into the lives of Gene, a lonely intellectual, and Phineas, a handsome and daring athlete, and the events that forever change their friendship and the innocence of their world. A Separate Peace is a timeless and undisputed classic.
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A Novel
E. M. Forster - 2005-12-17 (first published in 1971)
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A poignant exploration of same-sex love and identity, Maurice defies societal norms of class, wealth, and politics. Written in 1914 and published posthumously in 1971, this novel delves into the heartbreak of unrequited love and the courage it takes to be true to oneself. Don't miss this widely celebrated work, adapted to both stage and screen.
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The Charioteer
Mary Renault - 2003-05-13 (first published in 1953)
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A veteran recovering in a rural hospital in England befriends a conscientious objector, Andrew. Their bond blossoms into a discreet romance, until a mentor from the past draws Laurie into the world of gay men. This powerful tale, originally published in 1959, offers a bold portrayal of male homosexuality during WW II, standing alongside other monumental works in gay literature.
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The Motion Of Light In Water
Sex And Science Fiction Writing In The East Village
Samuel R. Delany - 2004-04-23 (first published in 1988)
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Explore the vibrant and diverse Lower East Side of New York in the 1960s through the eyes of Samuel R. Delany. As a black, gay writer in an open marriage to a white poet, Delany navigates a world of new art, sexual practices, music, and political awareness. With appearances by Bob Dylan, Stokely Carmichael, and James Baldwin, this beautifully written memoir provides insight into a transformative era. Winner of the 1989 Hugo Award for Non-fiction, Delany's story is a must-read for anyone interested in the intersection between race, sexuality, and creativity.
In the City of Shy Hunters by Tom Spanbauer
Full Circle by Michael Palin
Don’t Tell Anyone by Ian Rosales Casocot
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
In the Shadow of the American Dream by Amy Scholder
Lord Dismiss Us by Michael Campbell
Truth & Beauty by Ann Patchett
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Desert Of The Heart by Jane Rule
Mrs. Stevens Hears The Mermaids Singing by Sarton May
The Men from the Boys by William J. Mann
Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote
Dive by Stacey Donovan
Find Me by André Aciman
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne
Lie With Me by Philippe Besson
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
The Only Story by Julian Barnes
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Love Story by Erich Segal