November 23, 2014

New in November: Ricky Martin & Portia de Rossi

Posted on 03. Nov, 2010 by in Features

This month two celebrity memoirs—Ricky Martin‘s Me and Portia de Rossi‘s Unbearable Lightness—will make likely bestsellers. Expect to see Martin and de Rossi on magazine covers all month.

Lambda Literary Award Finalists Shawn Stewart Ruff, Armistead Maupin, David Levithan, Tracey Richardson,  and winner, Radclyffe all have new books out this month. One of our most anticipated books for fall, French import Hate: A Romance by Tristan Garcia also comes out this month from FSG.

Following the success of Tom Ford’s A Single Man it’s not surprising to see the release of a new Christopher Isherwood essay collection from Harper titled The Sixties: Diaries: 1960-1969.

Blogger Gina Daggett‘s debut novel, Jukebox, published by Bella Books, is getting a lot of attention. A feature film adaptation of the novel is already in pre-production.

Anthology

Dear John, I Love Jane Women Write About Leaving Men for Women

Dear John, I Love Jane
Women Write About Leaving Men for Women
Foreword by Dr. Lisa Diamond
Ed. by Candace Walsh & Laura André, PhD
(Seal Press)

Biography & Memoir

A Passionate Engagement: A Memoir

A Passionate Engagement
by Ken Harvey
(Aequitas Books/Pleasure Boat Studio)

Kay Thompson From Funny Face to Eloise

Kay Thompson
From Funny Face to Eloise
by Sam Irvin
(Simon & Schuster)

Me Ricky Martin

Me
by Ricky Martin
(Celebra)

Sal Mineo A Biography Written by Michael Gregg Michaud

Sal Mineo
by Michael Gregg Michaud
(Crown Archetype)

The Sixties Diaries:1960-1969 By Christopher Isherwood

The Sixties
Diaries:1960-1969
by Christopher Isherwood
(Harper)

Unbearable Lightness A Story of Loss and Gain

Unbearable Lightness
A Story of Loss and Gain
by Portia de Rossi
(Simon&Schuster/Atria)

Children’s & Young Adult

Dash & Lily's Book of Dares By Rachel Cohn; David Levithan

Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares
by David Levithan & Rachel Cohn
(Knopf Books for Young Readers)

Dash and Lily is a joy to read; every page laced with snarky humor, youthful excitement, and dawning insight. You may leave this book like I leave all of theirs – a little bitter and longing (my high school experience wasn’t filled with healthy, exciting romance and gay people at every turn), but also happy and hopeful – this is how it can be for people coming of age, as it is becoming more often. Books like these create a world of potential and possibilities, and a little bit of magic. [Read the review]

Mesmerized By David Matthew Barnes

Mesmerized
by David-Matthew Barnes
(Bold Strokes Books)

Fiction

Mary Ann in Autumn A Tales of the City Novel

Mary Ann in Autumn
A Tales of the City Novel
by Armistead Maupin
(Harper)

Armistead Maupin’s mastery continues to blaze through his latest ‘Tales of the City’ novel. Maupin’s groundbreaking and wildly popular ‘Tales’ raised the bar to a height that would be hard for anyone, perhaps even Maupin himself, to match. Here’s hoping that the publication of Mary Ann in Autumn does more than serve as a tie-in to the launch of the musical based on the ‘Tales of the City’ series set for a 2011 opening in San Francisco. [Read the review]

The Petting Zoo	by  Jim Carroll - Author

The Petting Zoo
by Jim Carroll
(Penguin/Viking)

 Toss and Whirl and Pass

Toss and Whirl and Pass
by Shawn Stewart Ruff
(Quote Editions)

Hate A Romance  By Tristan Garcia

Hate: A Romance
by Tristan Garcia
(Macmillan/Faber & Faber)

Ivan and Misha Stories  Michael Alenyikov

Ivan and Misha
by Michael Alenyikov
(Triquarterly)

White, Christian by Christopher Stoddard

White, Christian
by Christopher Stoddard
(Spuyten Duyvil/Triton Books)

Parallel Lies

Parallel Lies
by Stella Duffy
(Bywater Books)

Romance & Mystery

A Tabloid Love by T. A. Chase

A Tabloid Love
by T A Chase
(Samhain)

Blind Bet

Blind Bet
by Tracey Richardson
(Bella Books)

Aspects of the Heart

Aspects of the Heart
by Claire McNab
(Bella Books)

Ceasar's Fall Dorien Grey

Ceasar’s Fall
by Dorien Grey
(Zumaya Boundless)

Desire by Starlight
by Radclyffe
(Bold Strokes Books)

Doublecrossed

Doublecrossed
by Susan X Meagher
(Brisk Press)

Head Trip - by D.L. Line

Head Trip
by D.L. Line
(Bold Strokes Books)

Imperfect

Imperfect
by L.E. Harvey
(Vanilla Heart Publishing)

Jaded by Jocelyn Powers

Jaded
by Jocelyn Powers
(Intaglio)
 Jukebox

Jukebox
by Gina Daggett
(Bella Books)
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Keeping Up Appearances
by Ann Roberts
(Spinsters Ink)

River Walker

River Walker
by Cate Culpepper
(Bold Strokes Books)

Shadowlands

Shadowlands
by Charlie David
(Dreamspinner Press)

Nonfiction

Hide/Seek Difference and Desire in American Portraiture

Hide/Seek
Difference and Desire in American Portraiture
by Jonathan D. Katz
(Smithsonian Books)

The Night Is Still Young

The Night is Still Young
by Tomoaki Hata
(powerHouse Books)

Poetry

The Book of Frank by CAConrad

The Book of Frank
by CAConrad
(Wave Books)

Circuit
by Walter Holland
(Chelsea Station Editions)

Lovestruck
by James Servin
(Epigraph)

Letters to Ryan by Edward Steinhardt

Letters To Ryan
by Edward Steinhardt
(Margaret Street Books)

Now In Paperback!

  • The Pure Lover: A Memoir of Grief by David Plante (Beacon)
  • Sprout by Dale Peck (Bloomsbury)
  • Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher (Delacorte)
  • Unlikely Allies How a Merchant, a Playwright, and a Spy Saved the American Revolution by Joel Richard Paul (Riverhead)

If your book was published in November 2010 and is not listed here please reach out to the editor right away.

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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