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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.