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New in March: Bachardy, Vidal, Jansson

Posted on 07. Mar, 2011 by in Features, News

& Books Not Found Anywhere Else

Compiling this list every month is bar none my most challenging duty. Gathering a list of LGBT books published every month isn’t as easy as it seems. Pub dates change. Genres evolve. Authors come out.

However, this is perhaps one of the most important jobs I get to do. Once a month I call attention to books that you can’t find on mainstream book sites.

Consider Dawn Mueller’s abstinence memoir, A Single Year (CreateSpace) — which technically came out in Jan — or Carla Harryman and Lyn Hejinian’s novel, The Wide Road (Belladonna) which took 10 years to write. More and more it’s “the little guys” — the micro publishers and indies that are making the biggest creative impact.

But by no means have major publishers abandoned LGBT titles — especially when it comes to Young Adult books. This month Penguin publishes Dan Savage’s It Gets Better. Harper, Scholastic and Little, Brown all have LGBT books out including Patrick Ryan’s Gemini Bites and Cris Beam’s I Am J.

So in addition to cruising the big names here (Gore Vidal anyone?), check out some of the lesser-known players listed. You may find the “perfect book” in an unexpected place.

Biography
& Memoir

A Single Year
Dawn Mueller
CreateSpace
January 3, 2011

The Bucolic Plague
How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers: An Unconventional Memoir [Reissue]
Josh Kilmer-Purcell
Harper Perennial
March 23, 2011

Review | Interview

True Stories Felice Picano

True Stories
Portrait from My Past
Felice Picano
Chelsea Station Editions
March 1, 2011

Crown Untied

Untied
A Memoir of Family, Fame, and Floundering
Meredith Baxter
Crown Archetype
March 1, 2011

In from the Wilderness
Sherman: She-r-man
By David E. Weekley
Wipf and Stock
February 23, 2011

*Trans

Erotica

Kiss the Rain
Larkin Rose
Bold Strokes Books
March 14, 2011

Lesbian Cops

Lesbian Cops
Erotic Investigations
Sacchi Green
Cleis Press
March 1, 2011

Interview

Fiction

A Hundred Little Lies

A Hundred Little Lies
Jon Wilson
Cheyenne Publishing

Breaking Out of Bedlam (Reisue)
Leslie Larson
Crown
January 12, 2011

Fair Play
Tove Jansson
Introduction by Ali Smith
Translated by Thomas Teal
New York Review Books
March 8, 2011

Feature Essay

My Brother and His Brother
Love Bigger Than Life
Hakan Lindquist
Bruno Gmunder
March 2, 2011

My Sister Chaos
Lara Fergus
Spinifex Press
March 1, 2011

On Wings of Affection
George Snyder
Blurb
February 2, 2011

Progress
Michael V Smith
Cormorant Books
March 1, 2011

Sarah, Son of God
Justine Saracen
Bold Strokes Books
March 14, 2011

The German
Lee Thomas
Lethe Press
March 1, 2011

The Wide Road
Carla Harryman & Lyn Hejinian
Belladonna
March 1,, 2011

The Rifter
(A 10-part serial novel)
Ginn Hale
Blind Eye Books
March 8, 2011

Illustrated

Kiss & Tell
A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22
Mari Naomi
Harper Perennial
March 15, 2011

*Bisexual

The L Life
Extraordinary Lesbians Making a Difference
Erin McHugh and Jennifer May
Stewart, Tabori & Chang/Abrams
March 1, 2011

Stars in My Eyes (Reissue)
Don Bachardy
University of Wisconsin Press
February 6, 2011

Venus with Biceps
A Pictorial History of Muscular Women
David L. Chapman
With Patricia Vertinsky
Arsenal Pulp Press
March 1, 2011

Michael Alago
Michael Alago
Bruno Gmunder
March 2, 2011

Tom of Finland
The Comics Volume I
by Tom of Finland and Dian Hanson
Taschen
March 2011

100 Artists of the Male Figure
A Contemporary Anthology of Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture
E. Gibbons
Introduction by Grady Harp
Schiffer Books
February 28, 2011

Mystery

Death Before Bedtime
Edgar Box/ Gore Vidal
Vintage
March 1, 2011

Review

Death in the Fifth Position
Edgar Box/ Gore Vidal
Vintage
March 1, 2011

Review

Death Likes It Hot
Edgar Box/ Gore Vidal
Vintage
March 1, 2011

Review

Lessons in Murder
Claire McNab
Bella Books
March 14, 2011

Rag & Bones
#2 in the Inspector Raft Mystery Series
J. S. Cook
MLR Press
March 1, 2011

The Truth of Yesterday
Josh Aterovis
PD Publishing
March 1, 2011

Deadly Intersection
Ann Roberts
Bella Books
March 14, 2011

Nonfiction

A Saving Remnant
The Radical Lives of Barbara Deming and David McReynolds
Martin Duberman
The New Press
March 2, 2015

Interview

After Sex?
On Writing Since Queer Theory
Janet Halley, Andrew Parker
Duke University Press
March 1, 2011

Beat Atlas
A State by State Guide to the Beat Generation in America
Bill Morgan, Allen Ginsberg, Nancy Peters
City Lights Publishers
March 2, 2011

*Bisexual

Cold War Femme
Lesbianism, National Identity, and Hollywood Cinema
Robert J. Corber
Duke University Press
March 2, 2011

Queer America
A People’s GLBT History of the United States (Reissue)
Vicki L. Eaklor
The New Press
March 16, 2011

Queer Popular Culture
Thomas Peele
Palgrave Macmillan
March 1, 2011

The Fire in Moonlight
Stories from the Radical Faeries
White Crane Books
March 1, 2011

Review

It Gets Better
Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living
Edited by Dan Savage and Terry Miller
Dutton Adult
March 22, 2011

Drama

The Temperamentals
Jon Marans
Chelsea Station Editions
March 8, 2011

Poetry

Road Work Ahead
Raymond Luczak
Sibling Rivalry Press
March 1, 2011

Double Shadow
Poems
Carl Phillips
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
March 15, 2011

Romance

(Gay)

COVER TK
Anything for You
Ethan Day
MLR Press
March 1, 2011

Bound by Honor
SE Jakes
Samhain Publishing
March 1, 2011

Nothing Ever Happens
Sue Brown
Dreamspinner Press
March 7, 2011

Red Skies
Joanne Kells
Dreamspinner Press
March 4, 2011

The Last Supper
Scarlet Blackwell
Samhain Publishing
March 29, 2011

The Mercenary
Cornelia Grey
Samhain Publishing
March 8, 2011

Natural Instincts
S.J. Frost
MLR Press
March 1, 2011

Out There In The Night
Laura Baumbach
MLR Press
March 1, 2011

Undercover Sins
Hayley James
Dreamspinner Press
March 7, 2011

With Abandon
J. L. Langley
Samhain Publishing
March 22, 2011

Romance

(Lesbian)

An Expanded Love
Jacqueline Applebee
Lulu
January 10, 2011

Blood Hunt
Radclyffe writing as L.L. Raand
Bold Strokes Books
March 14, 2011

Calm Before the Storm (Reissue)
Peggy J. Herring
Bella Books
March 14, 2011

Loving Liz
Bobbi Marolt
Bold Strokes Books
March 14, 2011

When an Echo Returns
Linda Kay Silva
Bella Books
March 14, 2011

Undeniable
Robin Alexander
Intaglio Publications
March 1, 2011

Young Adult

Gemini Bites
Patrick Ryan
Scholastic Press
March 22, 2011

I Am J
Cris Beam
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
March 1, 2011

Review | *Trans

Sleeping Angel
Greg Herren
Bold Strokes Books
March 14, 2011

Lambda Literary Award Finalist
THE VAST FIELDS OF ORDINARY (Reissue)
Nick Burd
Penguin/Dial
March 17, 2011

Interview

Unnatural (An Archangel Academy Novel)
Michael Griffo
Kensington
February 22, 2011

Antonio Gonzalez Cerna is the editor of LambdaLiterary.org and the former web producer for HN.com and MLV.com. His publishing background includes marketing and publicity positions with The Penguin Press, Riverhead, Berkley, NAL, DAW and Grand Central Publishing (formerly Warner Books). Email | Facebook | Twitter

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