'Relative Stranger' by Barbara Treat Williams

In Relative Stranger, Starr Spenser returns home to Portico Ferry, Missouri, after being cast off by her Las Vegas lover, Alana. Starr is fed up with the hijinks of her father, a man who thinks robbing a bank to pay off a mob debt is perfectly acceptable behavior. Starr strikes out for her childhood home…. read more

The 2012 Publishing Triangle Awards

The annual Triangle Awards, recognizing excellence in gay and lesbian literature, were presented last night at The New School’s Tishman Auditorium in New York City. Also honored were activist and literary agent Frances Goldin, winner of this year’s Leadership Award, and cartoonist Alison Bechdel, who received the 2012 Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement…. read more

'Keeping Up Appearances' by Ann Roberts

Ann Roberts’ ninth novel Keeping Up Appearances (Spinsters Ink), is set in 2004 in a Phoenix, Arizona middle school and spans one school year. Faye Burton is the principal, and while she’s not dumpy, she is less concerned with what she wears. Experience has taught her it is always possible that one of the students she… read more

New in February UPDATED

“Make It Be Spring!” Here’s a list of new LGBT-relevant books to help us cope with the impending winter storms. From Homo Thugs to Shakesqueer, we’ve got it all. Kelley Eskridge‘s acclaimed novel, Solitaire (Small Beer), was reissued late last month and we hope to bring you a Q&A soon. Reality TV-show star Tabatha Coffey has… read more

New in November: Ricky Martin & Portia de Rossi

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… read more

New in October

UDPATED: The holiday season is months away, but already publishers have started promoting their big seasonal reads, including two highly anticipated novels: By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham and Inferno (a poets novel) by Eileen Myles. However, with LGBT teen suicide on the national radar once again, the most timely book of the season may be Stuart Biegel’s The… read more

Book Buzz: October 2010

The unrelated September suicides in the U.S. of at least three boys—aged 13 to 15, which are all linked to anti-gay bullying at school—adds special importance to Stuart Biegel’s The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America’s Public Schools (University of Minnesota Press). Stuart recently appeared on CNN Newsroom with others to… read more

New LGBT Books in July

July brings a slew of new LGBT relevant titles including some steamy new erotica and romance titles from Thom Nickels and Radclyffe. In the nonfiction category two strong titles include David L. Eng‘s The Feeling of Kinship and Queer Blake by Helen P. Bruder and Tristanne J. Connolly. One of this month’s two new gay… read more

'Command of Silence' by Paulette Callen

Lambda Award Finalist Command of Silence by Paulette Callen comes from the Katherine Forrest Selection line of Spinster’s Ink. Which means one of the doyennes of lesbian mystery chose to put her imprimatur on it. That alone is reason to pick it up. Reading it, however, is another issue. Command of Silence is not like… read more