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Seattle Picks: LGBTQ

One Fine Day
One Fine Day By Abbott, Erica (Book - 2013 ) FIC ABBOTT 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:In the past, Jill played second fiddle to Carolyn’s operatic career. Now that Carolyn is back in town as the city opera’s artistic director, will Jill take another shot at love?

Damn Love
Damn Love By Beach-Ferrara, Jasmine (Book - 2013 ) FIC BEACH-F All copies in use Availability details Holds: 4 on 1 copy

Annotation:A collection of connected short stories set in San Francisco and North Carolina candidly explores the vagaries of love and identity under pressure.

The Man on the Third Floor
The Man on the Third Floor By Bernays, Anne (Book - 2012 ) FIC BERNAYS 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Walter, a successful New York book editor, husband and father of two, has a clandestine affair with his chauffeur Barry, which doesn’t stay a secret for long against a McCarthy-era backdrop of paranoia and homophobia.

The Absolutist
The Absolutist By Boyne, John (Book - 2012 ) FIC BOYNE 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Award-winning author Boyne tells the tragic and poignant story of young World War I soldier Tristan Sadler and his intense relationship with fellow soldier and conscientious objector, Will Bancroft.

The Collection
The Collection (Book - 2012 ) FIC COLLECT 2012 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Powerful short stories and vignettes from 28 modern writers form a literary collage portraying the efforts, emotional struggles and societal assaults on transgender people and their self-image.

The Starboard Sea
The Starboard Sea By Dermont, Amber (Book - 2012 ) FIC DERMONT 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 16 copies

Annotation:After being kicked out of a boarding school following his best friend’s suicide, Jason Prosper transfers to a new institution where his sexual identity and self-confidence are once again put to the test.

A Horse Named Sorrow
A Horse Named Sorrow By Healey, Trebor (Book - 2012 ) FIC HEALEY 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:When Jimmy dies of an AIDS-related illness, Seamus takes his ashes on a road trip through the American West to assuage his grief and heal his heart.

In One Person
In One Person A Novel By Irving, John (Book - 2012 ) FIC IRVING 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 7 on 28 copies

Annotation:Through the eyes of his much older self, Jimmy Abbott portrays his bisexual coming of age—his high school crushes, the 1980s AIDS crisis and the sexual secrets that bind or separate him from others.

These Things Happen
These Things Happen By Kramer, Richard (Book - 2012 ) FIC KRAMER 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Joint custody of a 15-year-old is a bittersweet pill to swallow for all concerned when teenager Wesley goes to live and bond with his father and his father’s male partner.

The Miles
The Miles By Lennon, Robert (Book - 2012 ) FIC LENNON 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:In an inspirational novel about being gay and enduring the race of one’s life, Liam Walker joins a running team, pushing himself to compete in the New York City Marathon.

Love, in Theory
Love, in Theory Ten Stories By Levy, E. J. (Book - 2012 ) FIC LEVY 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Love, its foibles and varieties, is explored in this diverse collection of smart and endearingly poignant short stories.

Cha-ching! By Liebegott, Ali (Book - 2013 ) FIC LIEBEGO 2013 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 1 copy

Annotation:Determined to beat her addictions and remake her image, Theo drives cross-country from San Francisco to New York City in this novel of hope and temptation.

The Paternity Test
The Paternity Test By Lowenthal, Michael (Book - 2012 ) FIC LOWENTH 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Long-term couple Pat and Stu leave their fast-paced, swinging life in Manhattan to start a family using a surrogate mother and artificial insemination, a decision that ultimately tests the limits of their relationship.

Giraffe People
Giraffe People By Malone, Jill (Book - 2013 ) FIC MALONE 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Cole Peters rejects her strict military upbringing and surprises herself by falling in love with her best girlfriend in this tender and moving coming-of-age and coming-out story.

The Cold Cold Ground
The Cold Cold Ground A Detective Sean Duffy Novel / Adrian McKinty By McKinty, Adrian (Book - 2012 ) MYSTERY MCKINTY 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 20 copies

Annotation:Catholic policeman Duffy is chasing a serial killer targeting gay men in this fast-paced, gritty, action-packed tale set in the chaos of 1980s Northern Ireland on the verge of war. Book one of a trilogy.

A Gay and Melancholy Sound
A Gay and Melancholy Sound By Miller, Merle (Book - 2012 ) FIC MILLER 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 7 copies

Annotation:As a child Joshua Bland was a prodigy whose exploitation set him on a self-destructive path. Now suicidal, he records the story of his life in this heart-wrenching reprint of a 1961 classic.

The Marrying Kind
The Marrying Kind By O'Neill, Ken (Book - 2012 ) FIC ONEILL 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Wedding planner Adam and his partner Steven decide to boycott weddings since they cannot legally marry, but must re-think this stance when their respective brother and sister fall in love and announce their own nuptials.

The Two Week Wait
The Two Week Wait By Rayner, Sarah (Book - 2013 ) FIC RAYNER 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Tough decisions about having children are explored in parallel stories of two couples—one lesbian, one straight—who reach out to each other and form an unusual arrangement.

Running in Bed
Running in Bed By Sharlach, Jeffrey (Book - 2012 ) FIC SHARLAC 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:A young advertising executive grapples with his sexuality and tries to find love in 1970s New York during the AIDS crisis.

First Spring Grass Fire
First Spring Grass Fire By Spoon, Rae (Book - 2012 ) FIC SPOON 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Transgender singer-songwriter Rae Spoon’s moving autobiographical novel about coming of age in rural Canada and standing up for the right to be oneself is a paean to courage and sheer determination.

Where You Are
Where You Are By Trumble, J. H. (Book - 2013 ) FIC TRUMBLE 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:When high school senior Robert Westfall’s father is diagnosed with terminal cancer he has nowhere to turn for support—until he finds solace in a deepening, and risky, relationship with his math teacher, Andrew.

Jack Holmes and His Friend
Jack Holmes and His Friend A Novel By White, Edmund (Book - 2012 ) FIC WHITE 2012 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 9 copies

Annotation:National Book Critics Circle award winner White traces the complex journey of Jack Holmes and Will Wright through a decades-long friendship complicated by unrequited love, adultery, and, eventually, AIDS.

The Furthest City Light
The Furthest City Light By Winer, Jeanne (Book - 2012 ) FIC WINER 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:In this absorbing tale of self-discovery, public defender Rachel Stein’s life is changed by her involvement in the legal case of a battered woman who killed her husband.

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