New in October: Emma Donoghue, Beth Ditto, Will Schwalbe, Tom Léger, and Riley MacLeod
October brings with it a great selection of new LGBTQ books!
Little, Brown and Company is publishing the long-awaited new book from bestselling author Emma Donoghue. Astray is a novel that offers a series of finely detailed portraits of a cavalcade of nomadic characters.
From the publisher,
The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue’s stories have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers old and new. They are gold miners and counterfeiters, attorneys and slaves. They cross other borders too: those of race, law, sex, and sanity. They travel for love or money, incognito or under duress.
With rich historical detail, the celebrated author of Room takes us from puritan Massachusetts to revolutionary New Jersey, antebellum Louisiana to the Toronto highway, lighting up four centuries of wanderings that have profound echoes in the present. Astray offers us a surprising and moving history for restless times.
Topside Press is releasing The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard edited by Tom Léger and Riley MacLeod. Described as a “dynamic composite of rising stars, The Collection represents the depth and range of tomorrow’s finest writers chronicling transgender narratives. 28 authors from North America converge in a single volume to showcase the future of trans literature and the next great movements in queer art.” This much buzzed about anthology is looking like the must-have book of the fall.
Beth Ditto’s memoir, Coals to Diamonds, is being released this October. Published by Spiegel & Grau, and co-written by the incomparable Michelle Tea, the memoir tells the story of Ditto, from her childhood growing up in rural Arkansas as a “sexually confused choir nerd with a great voice…eighties perm and Kool Aide dye job” to her time spent in Olympia, Washington during the late 1990′s punk scene, where the awesome soul/funk/disco/punk/gospel/rock band, Gossip, was formed.
Also this month expect new releases from novelist Trebor Healy, poet Peter Covino, author Ellen Hart, and a new edited collection from Raymond Luczak.
As always, if we missed an author or book, or if you have a book coming out next month, please email us.
- Astray by Emma Donoghue, Little, Brown and Company
- The Collection edited by Tom Léger and Riley MacLeod, Topside Press
- Fire & Brimstone by Laurinda D. Brown, Strebor Books
- A Horse Named Sorrow by Trebor Healy, University Wisconsin Press
- The Lava in My Bones by Barry Webster Burgess, Arsenal Pulp Press
- The Raid by Lee Lynch, Bold Strokes Books
- Secret Societies by William Holden, Bold Strokes Books
- What the Zhang Boys Know by Clifford Garstang, Press 53
- Coming Around: Parenting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Kids by Anne Dohrenwend, New Horizon Press
- Fighting to Serve: Behind the Scenes in the War to Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” by Alexander Nicholson, The Chicago Review Press
- Gay Couple’s Guide to Wedding Planning by David Toussaint, Sellers Publishing Inc.
- Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota by Stewart Van Cleve, University of Minnesota Press
- May the Foreskin Be With You: Why Circumcision Makes No Sense and What You Can Do About It by Alan Cumming, Magnus Books
- Rest for the Wicked (Jane Lawless Mysteries) by Ellen Hart, Minotaur Books
- Documenting Intimate Matters: Primary Sources for a History of Sexuality in America edited by Thomas A. Foster, University Of Chicago Press
- Gender (Polity Key Concepts in the Social Sciences Series). 2nd Edition Revised and Updated by Harriet Bradley, John Wiley & Sons Inc.
- Gateway to Heaven: Fifty Years of Lesbian and Gay Oral History by Clare Summerskill, Tollington Press
- Heroines by Kate Zambreno, Semiotext(e)
- LGBT-Parent Families: Innovations in Research and Implications for Practice edited by Abbie E. Goldberg and Katherine R. Allen. Springer
- Making Modern Love: Sexual Narratives and Identities in Interwar Britain by Lisa Z. Sigel, Temple University Press
- Men and Manliness on the Frontier: Queensland and British Columbia in the Mid-Nineteenth Century (Genders and Sexualities in History) by Robert Hogg, Palgrave Macmillan
- Pray the Gay Away: The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays edited by Bernadette C. Barton, NYU Press
- On Making Sense: Queer Race Narratives of Intelligibility by Ernesto Martinez, Stanford University Press
- Performing Queer Latinidad: Dance, Sexuality, Politics (Triangulations: Lesbian/Gay/Queer Theater/Drama/Performance) by Ramón H. Rivera-Servera, University of Michigan Press
- Queer Activism in India: A Story in the Anthropology of Ethics by Naisargi N. Dave, Duke University Press Books
- Queer Cinema: Schoolgirls, Vampires, and Gay Cowboys (Short Cuts) by Barbara Mennel, Wallflower Press
- Researching Non-Heterosexual Sexualities edited by Constantinos N. Phellas, Ashgate Pub Co.
- Transgressive Tales: Queering the Grimms (In Fairy-Tale Studies) edited by Kay Turner and Pauline Greenhill Wayne State University Press
- Women and Socialism: Updated Edition: Essays on Women’s Liberation by Sharon Smith, Haymarket Books Press
- The Book of Eleanor by Nat Burns, Bella Books
- Double Pleasure, Double Pain by Nikki Rashan, Urban Books
- Crash Stop by Mary Griggs, Bella Books
- Ladyfish by Andrea Bramhall, Bold Strokes Books
- Love Match by Ali Vali, Bold Strokes Books
- One Touch by L.T. Marie, Bold Strokes Books
- Rowing in Eden by Annette De Burghs, Pink Press
- Stand-in (Tristaine) by Linda Hill, Bella Books
- A Life of Experience by Alan Phillips, Janus Books
- The Promiscuous Travelers by Sebastian V, Bruno Gmunder Verlag Gmbh
- Waking Up Bear, and Other Stories by Jay Neal, Bear Bones Books
- Verboten by Rex, Bruno Gmunder Verlag Gmbh
- Faun by Trebor Healy, Lethe Press
- Heiresses of Russ 2012: The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction edited by Connie Wilkins and Steve Berman, Lethe Press
- Inner Sanctuary: Book Three of the Sanguire (Sanguire 3) by D Jordan Redhawk, Bella Books
- Need by Todd Gregory, Kensington
- Night Shadows: Queer Horror by Greg Herren and J. M. Redmann, Bold Strokes Books
- The Survivors by Sean Eads, Lethe Press
- American Hipster: The Life of Herbert Huncke, The Times Square Hustler Who Inspired the Beat Movement by Hilary Holladay, Magnus Books
- Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay by Paul Vitagliano, Quirk Books
- Coal to Diamonds: A Memoir by Beth Ditto (and Michelle Tea), Spiegel & Grau
- Cowboys, Armageddon, and The Truth: How a Gay Child was Saved From Religion by Scott Terry, Lethe Press
- My Husband and My Wives: A Gay Man’s Odyssey by Charles Rowan Beye, Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Macmillan
- The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe, Knopf
- Ask the Passengers by A.S. King, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
- Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills, Flux
- This is My Family: A First Look at Same-Sex Parents by Pat Thomas (Author) and Lesley Harker (Illustrator), Barron’s Educational Series
- Spanish Heart by Rachel Spangler, Bold Strokes Books
- Americano: Growing up Gay and Latino in the USA by Emanuel Xavier, Queer Mojo (A Rebel Satori Imprint)
- Among the Leaves: Queer Male Poets on the Midwestern Experience edited by Raymond Luczak, Squares & Rebels
- The Broken Flower by Jeffery Beam, Skysill Press
- Butcher’s Sugar by Brad Richard, Sibling Rivalry Press
- The Right Place to Jump by Peter Covino, New Issues Poetry & Prose; First edition (Western Michigan University)
- The New Beautiful Tendons: Collected Queer Poems 1969—2012 by Jeffery Beam, Spuyten Duyvil – Triton Books
- When We Become Weavers: Queer Female Poets on the Midwestern Experience edited by Kate Lynn Hibbard, Squares & Rebels