New In July: Justin Hall, Lisa Cohen, Tristan Taormino, John Boyne and Urvashi Vaid
Summer is here and so are a plethora of fantastic LGBTQ books.
Comic book geeks rejoice! Fantagraphics Books is releasing No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics edited by Justin Hall. This titanic omnibus collects some of the comic-book industry’s most celebrated artists.
From the publisher:
Queer cartooning encompasses some of the best and most interesting comics of the last four decades, with creators tackling complex issues of identity and a changing society with intelligence, humor, and imagination. This book celebrates this vibrant artistic underground by gathering together a collection of excellent stories that can be enjoyed by all.
No Straight Lines showcases major names such as Alison Bechdel (whose book Fun Home was named Time Magazine’s 2006 Book of the Year), Howard Cruse (whose groundbreaking Stuck Rubber Baby is now back in print), and Ralf Koenig (one of Europe’s most popular cartoonists), as well as high-profile, crossover creators who have flirted with the world of LGBTQ comics, like legendary NYC artist David Wojnarowicz and media darling and advice columnist Dan Savage.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux is releasing the much-buzzed-about All We Know, a new book from Lisa Cohen. The book is a dazzling ”biographical triptych” about three very unique cultural figures:
Esther Murphy was a brilliant New York intellectual who dazzled friends and strangers with an unstoppable flow of conversation. But she never finished the books she was contracted to write—a painful failure and yet a kind of achievement.
The quintessential fan, Mercedes de Acosta had intimate friendships with the legendary actresses and dancers of the twentieth century. Her ephemeral legacy lies in the thousands of objects she collected to preserve the memory of those performers and to honor the feelings they inspired.
An icon of haute couture and a fashion editor of British Vogue, Madge Garland held bracing views on dress that drew on her feminism, her ideas about modernity, and her love of women. Existing both vividly and invisibly at the center of cultural life, she—like Murphy and de Acosta—is now almost completely forgotten.
In All We Know, Lisa Cohen describes these women’s glamorous choices, complicated failures, and controversial personal lives[...]
July also has something for the politically minded. Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics (Magnus Books) is the long-awaited new book from writer and activist Urvashi Vaid. The book explores “the dilemmas of compromise, assimilation, and ideology that face advocates for LGBT rights through accessible, provocative, and personal perspectives derived from the author’s experience as a leader in this movement. ”
Also this month expect new releases from Jeffrey Luscombe, John Boyne, and a new edited collection from Tristan Taormino.
As always, if we missed an author or book, or if you have a book coming out next month, please email us.
- The Absolutist by John Boyne, The Other Press
- Fontana by Joshua Martino, Bold Stroke Books
- Lemon Reef by Robin Silverman, Bold Strokes Books
- Shirts and Skins by Jeffrey Luscombe, Chelsea Station Editions
- Stranger on Lesbos (reprint) by Valerie Taylor, The Feminist Press at CUNY
- Coming After edited by DJon Davies, Sharon Hayes and Zoe Leonard, Power Plant
- Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics by Urvashi Vaid, Magnus Books
- What Every Gay Man Needs to Know about Prostate Cancer: The Essential Guide to Diagnosis, Treatment, and Recovery edited by Gerald Perlman, Magnus Books
- Why is the Penis Shaped Like That by Jesse Bering, Farrar, Strauss and Giroux
- 3rd degree by Kate Calloway, Bella Books
- Lessons for Survivors by Charlie Cochrane, Cheyenne Publishing
- Keepers of the Cave by Gerri Hill, Bella Books
- Camp Comforts: Reparative Gay Literature in Times of AIDS by Christian Lassen, Transcript Verlag
- Gay Dads: Transitions to Adoptive Fatherhood by Abbie E. Goldberg, NYU Press
- Gay Identity, New Storytelling and The Media by Chris Pullen, Palgrave Macmillan
- Making Love Just: Sexual Ethics for Perplexing Times by Marvin M. Ellison, Fortress Press
- Passing/Out: Sexual Identity Veiled and Revealed edited by Dennis R. Cooley and Kelby Harrison, Ashgate Publishing Company
- Oath of Honor by Radclyffe, Bold Strokes Books
- Bound by Law (Men of Honor) by SE Jakes, Samhain Publishing
- The Dirty Diner: Gay Erotica on the Menu by Jerry L. Wheeler, Bold Strokes Books
- Middle Men: Gay Erotic Threesomes by Shane Allison, Cleis Press
- The Night Off by Meghan O’Brien, Bold Stroke Books
- Players by Robbi Summers, Bella Books
- She Shifters: Lesbian Paranormal Erotica by Delilah Devlin, Cleis Press
- Stripped Down: Lesbian Sex Stories edited by Tristan Taormino, Cleis Press
- Beloved Lady Mistress: Book Two of the Sanguire by D Jordan Redhawk, Bella Books
- Desire & Devour: Stories of Blood & Sweat by Jeff Mann, Bear Bone Books
- Point of Knives by Melissa Scott, Lethe Press
- A Question of Ghosts by Cate Culpepper, Bold Strokes Book
- Torn by Lee Thomas, Cemetery Dance Publications
- You Will Meet a Stranger Far From Home: Wonder Stories by Alex Jeffers, Lethe Press
- Wilde Stories 2012: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction edited by Steve Berman, Lethe Press
- Aaron Copland and His World edited by Carol J. Oja and Judith Tick, Princeton University Press
- All We Know: Three Lives by Lisa Cohen, Farrar, Strauss and Giroux
- The Campaign Within: A Mayor’s Private Journey to Public Leadership by Neil G. Giulianos, Magnus Books
- Fire In the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz by Cynthia Carr,Bloomsbury
- Since My Last Confession: A Gay Catholic Memoir by Scott Pomfret, Arcade Publishing
- Sara by Greg Herren, Bold Strokes Books
- Boys of Disco City by Zack, Bruno Gmunder
- No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics edited by Justin Hall, Fantagraphics
- Waxwings by Daniel Nathan Terry, Lethe Press
- Assaracus edited by Bryan Borland , Sibling Rivalry Press