New in January: Nicole J. Georges, Lillian Faderman, Michael Rumaker, and Michael Klein
New year! New books!
Not sure who to go to for advice when you have issues concerning family and love? Well, you can always reach out to infamous conservative radio show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger for a helpful hand.
In the new graphic memoir Calling Dr. Laura (Mariner Books), artist Nicole Georges chronicles the stress of dealing with long kept family secrets, her coming out experience, and what can happen when you seek support from the most unlikely of sources.
From the publisher:
When Nicole Georges was two years old, her family told her that her father was dead. When she was twenty-three, a psychic told her he was alive. Her sister, saddled with guilt, admits that the psychic is right and that the whole family has conspired to keep him a secret. Sent into a tailspin about her identity, Nicole turns to radio talk-show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger for advice.
Packed cover-to-cover with heartfelt and disarming black-and-white illustrations, Calling Dr. Laura tells the story of what happens to you when you are raised in a family of secrets, and what happens to your brain (and heart) when you learn the truth from an unlikely source. Part coming-of-age and part coming-out story[...]
Columbia University Press is publishing a new novel by noted lesbian historian Lillian Faderman. Scotch Verdict: The Real-Life Story That Inspired “The Children’s Hour” is a thought-provoking retelling of the notorious “Pirie and Woods” libel case.
From Columbia University Press:
In 1810, a Scottish student named Jane Cumming accused her school mistresses, Jane Pirie and Marianne Woods, of having an affair in the presence of their students. Dame Cumming Gordon, the wealthy and powerful grandmother of the accusing student, advises her friends to remove their daughters from the Drumsheugh boarding school. Within days, the institution is deserted and two women are deprived of their livelihoods.
Award-winning author Lillian Faderman recreates the events surrounding this notorious case, which became the basis for Lillian Hellman’s famous play, The Children’s Hour. Reconstructing the libel suit filed by Pirie and Woods, which resulted in a scotch verdict, or a verdict of inconclusive/not proven[...]
This month, Sibling Rivalry Press is releasing The Talking Day by poet Michael Klein.
Fire Island, Bette Davis, reincarnation, the movies, Henry James, the Russian baths, being lonely in public, following strangers, washing a corpse, the FDR Drive and the racetrack all figure predominantly in Michael Klein’s The Talking Day – a talking book of poems that speak to the terrible beauty of the world we live in and the world we live without.
Also this month, expect new releases from mystery writer Karen Pullen, author Michael Rumaker, and novelist Philip Hensher.
As always, if we missed an author or book, or if you have a book coming out next month, please email us.
- Scotch Verdict: The Real-Life Story That Inspired “The Children’s Hour” by Lillian Faderman, Columbia University Press
- Scenes From Early Life by Philip Hensher, Farber and Farber
- Dinner with Lenny by Jonathan Cott, Oxford Press<s/mall>
- Family Pride: What LGBT Families Should Know about Navigating Home, School, and Safety in Their Neighborhoods by Michael Shelton, Beacon Press
- In a Queer Voice: Journeys of Resilience from Adolescence to Adulthood by Michael Sadowski, Temple University Press
- Leaving the Rest: Gay Men on Alcoholism and Sobriety edited by Leslie Smith, Magnus Books
- Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex, and Power edited by Shira Tarrant, Routledge
- Read My Lips: Sexual Subversion and the End of Gender by Riki Anne Wilchin, Magnus
- Queer Jihad: LGBT Muslims on Coming Out, Activism, and the Faith by Afdhere Jama, Oracle Releasing
- Transforming Law’s Family: The Legal Recognition of Planned Lesbian Motherhood by Fiona Kelly, UBC Press
- What If?: Answers to Questions About What It Means to Be Gay and Lesbian by Eric Marcus, Simon Pulse
- LGBT-Parent Families: Innovations in Research and Implications for Practice edited by Abbie E. Goldberg and Katherine R. Allen, Springer
- Love and Money: Queers, Class, and Cultural Production edited by Lisa Henderson, NYU Press
- Orgasmology (Next Wave: New Directions in Women’s Studies) by Annamarie Jagose, Duke University Presss
- Psycho-Sexual: Male Desire in Hitchcock, De Palma, Scorsese, and Friedkin by David Greven, University of Texas Press
- Queer Futures: Reconsidering Ethics, Activism, and the Political edited by Elahe Haschemi Yekani, Eveline Kilian, and Beatrice Michaelis Ashgate
- Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America: Promise and Resistance edited by Jason Pierceson, Adriana Piatti-Crocker, Shawn Schulenberg, Lexington Books
- The Transgender Studies Reader 1&2 Bundle ,edited by Susan Stryker and Aren Z. Aizura, Routledge
- Voices of LGBTQ Students and Teachers: Problematizing the Culture of Schooling edited by Anna V. Wilson and Veronica Bloomfield, Paradigm Publishers
- First Robin of Spring by Natalie London, Bella Books
- Infinite Loop by Meghan O’Brien, Bold Strokes Books
- Murphy’s Law by Yolanda Wallace, Bold Strokes Books
- Sea Glass Inn by Karis Walsh, Bold Strokes Books
- Standish by Erastes, Lethe
- Table for Two by Scarlet Blackwell, Samhain Publishing
- The Flight of the Black Swan by Jean Roberta, Lethe Press
- In the Time of Solution 9 by Wayne Courtois, Lethe Press
- Lipstick Lovers: 20 Lesbian Stories edited by Elizabeth Coldwell, Xcite Books
- Straight Boy Roommate by Kev Troughton, Bold Strokes Books
- Tricks of the Trade: Magical Gay Erotica by Jerry L. Wheeler, Bold Strokes Books
- Angel’s Touch by Siri Caldwell, Bella Books
- The Awakening: Book One of the Sisters of the Spirits Trilogy by Yvonne Heidt, Bold Strokes Books
- Blacker Than Blue: Vampire Sorority Sisters Book 2 by Rebekah Weatherspoon, Bold Strokes Books
- Orphan Maker by D Jordan Redhawk , Bella Books
- No Sister’s Keeper: A Taelach Sisters Series by Jeanne G’Fellers, Bella Books
- Cold Feet by Karen Pullen , Five Star Cengage
- Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir by Nicole J. Georges, Mariner Books
- Prairie Silence: A Memoir by Melanie Hoffert, Beacon Press
- Robert Duncan in San Francisco by Michael Rumaker, City Lights Publishers
- Another 365 Days by KE Payne, Bold Stokes Books
- The Talking Day by Michael Klein, Sibling Rivalry Press