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'The First Bad Man' by Miranda July

July’s talent exists in her ability to create such complex, bizarre relationships while always raising the stakes, but her carefully erected world does require a willful suspension of disbelief…. read more

'You’re Not Edith' by Allison Gruber

If the autobiographical essays in You’re Not Edith are any indication, Allison Gruber has a surprisingly functional (not to mention intimate) relationship with all things strange and eccentric. … read more

'Blackmail, My Love' by Katie Gilmartin

Blackmail, My Love is a book to read for the page-turning mystery, but to savor for the nuance and detail and heart-breaking reality of what it was to be a lesbian or a gay man in 1951 … read more

'Icon' Edited by Amy Scholder

“[…] it is striking how many of the authors in Icon were imprinted by their subjects in their teens or other formative moments in their lives, while working out who they were, and who they were not.”… read more

‘Under a Falling Star’ by Jae

A good lesbian romance is always welcome, but a romance with wit and humor is a most welcome gift to brighten up “those” days, and in fact every day…. read more