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It’s September, and you know what that means… a batch of new LGBTQ books for your reading list!
From the publisher:
Maggie wants nothing more than to slowly rebuild her life in hopes of being reunited with her daughter. But her first day on the job as a private investigator lands her in the middle of a sensational new case: actress strangled. If Maggie is going to solve this mystery, she’ll have to shake the ghosts—dead NYPD partner, vindictive ex, steadfast drug habit—that have long ruled her life.
Also coming this month is the conclusion of Gengoroh Tagame’s two-part graphic novel, My Brother’s Husband (Pantheon), “the story of Yaichi, his daughter Kana, and how their meeting Mike Flanagan—Yaichi’s brother-in-law—changes their lives and their perceptions of acceptance of homosexuality in their contemporary Japanese culture.”
(If you haven’t read Volume 1 yet, check out our review.)
From a Tuscan hotel for the superrich to a Brexit-paralyzed United Kingdom, Kathy spends the first summer of her forties adjusting to the idea of a lifelong commitment. But it’s not only Kathy who’s changing. Fascism is on the rise, truth is dead, the planet is heating up, and Trump is tweeting the world ever-closer to nuclear war. How do you make art, let alone a life, when one rogue tweet could end it all?
In poetry news, Eileen Myles has a new collection out this month. Evolution (Grove Atlantic), “with its channeling of Quakers, Fresca, and cell phones, radiates vital insight, purpose, and risk,” and is their first all-new collection since Snowflake/different streets.
Refusing to buckle under the pressures of family and political traumas, the sojourners in this collection are unified by themes of creative expression and of love―how we define it, how we are impelled by it, and how we are lifted by it.
For younger readers (or the young at heart), this month also brings Nate Expectations (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers), the third—and final—novel in Tim Federle’s teen series about high school theater kid Nate Foster. (Federle won a Lammy for the second book in the series, Five, Six, Seven, Nate!, in 2015.) From the publisher:
When the news hits that E.T.: The Musical wasn’t nominated for a single Tony Award—not one!—the show closes, leaving Nate both out of luck and out of a job. And while Nate’s cast mates are eager to move on (the boy he understudies already landed a role on a TV show!), Nate knows it’s back to square one, also known as Jankburg, Pennsylvania. Where horror (read: high school) awaits.
Or maybe you want to savor that last blast of summer heat with something hot? Check out the new romances below, with titles from Missouri Vaun, Rhys Ford, and Radclyffe.
As always, if we missed an author or book, or if you have a book coming out next month, please email us.
Young Adult and Children’s Literature
Graphic Novels/Illustrated Books