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Written by ADAM SILVERA

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages

Publisher: Soho Teen

On Sale: 04/26/2016

Price: $10.99

ISBN: 978-1-616-95677-6

In his twisty, gritty, profoundly moving New York Times bestselling-debut—also called “mandatory reading” and selected as an Editors' Choice by the New York Times—Adam Silvera brings to life a charged, dangerous near-future summer in the Bronx.

In the months after his father's suicide, it's been tough for 16-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again--but he's still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he's slowly remembering what that might...

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Written by HANYA YANAGIHARA

Format: Trade Paperback, 832 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 01/26/2016

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-17270-7

Winner of the Kirkus Prize
Finalist for the Man Booker Prize
Longlisted for the 2016 Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 

A Best Book of 2015: NewsdayThe Washington Post,  Publishers Weekly and O, The Oprah Magazine,

A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are...

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Written by BARBARA COMYNS
Introduction by EMILY GOULD

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: NYRB Classics

On Sale: 11/10/2015

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-17896-6

“I told Helen my story and she went home and cried.” So begins Our Spoons Came from Woolworths. But Barbara Comyns’s beguiling novel is far from tragic, despite the harrowing ordeals its heroine endures. 

Sophia is twenty-one and naïve when she marries fellow artist Charles. She seems hardly fonder of her husband than she is of her pet newt; she can’t keep house (everything she cooks tastes of soap); and she mistakes morning sickness for the aftereffects of a bad batch of strawberries....

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Written by DAISY HERNANDEZ

Format: Trade Paperback, 200 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 09/08/2015

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-06292-0

A coming-of-age memoir by a Colombian-Cuban woman about shaping lessons from home into a new, queer life
 
In this lyrical, coming-of-age memoir, Daisy Hernández chronicles what the women in her Cuban-Colombian family taught her about love, money, and race. Her mother warns her about envidia and men who seduce you with pastries, while one tía bemoans that her niece is turning out to be “una india” instead of an American. Another auntie instructs that when two people are close, they are bound...

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Written by ADAM SILVERA

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages

Publisher: Soho Teen

On Sale: 06/02/2015

Price: $18.99

ISBN: 978-1-616-95560-1

In his twisty, gritty, profoundly moving New York Times bestselling-debut—also called “mandatory reading” and selected as an Editors' Choice by the New York Times—Adam Silvera brings to life a charged, dangerous near-future summer in the Bronx.

In the months after his father's suicide, it's been tough for 16-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again--but he's still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he's slowly remembering what that might...

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THE SHORT LIFE AND GAY TIMES OF JOHN HORNE BURNS
Written by DAVID MARGOLICK

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages

Publisher: Other Press

On Sale: 11/11/2014

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-51713-0

American author John Horne Burns (1916–1953) led a brief and controversial life, and as a writer, transformed many of his darkest experiences into literature. Burns was born in Massachusetts, graduated from Andover and Harvard, and went on to teach English at the Loomis School, a boarding school for boys in Windsor, Connecticut. During World War II, he was stationed in Africa and Italy, and worked mainly in military intelligence. His first novel, The Gallery (1947), based on his wartime...

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Written by DAISY HERNANDEZ

Format: Hardcover, 200 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 09/09/2014

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-01448-6

In this lyrical, coming-of-age memoir, Daisy Hernández chronicles what the women in her Cuban-Colombian family taught her about love, money, and race. These lessons—rooted in women’s experiences of migration, colonization, y cariño—define in evocative detail what it means to grow up female in an immigrant home.

In one story, Daisy sets out to defy the dictates of race and class that preoccupy her mother and tías, but dating women and transmen, and coming to identify as bisexual, leads her to...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 06/03/2014

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-17039-0

On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of the town, the event was deeply personal. In the aftermath, Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie and conducted more than 200 interviews with its citizens. From the transcripts, the...

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Written by JAMES BALDWIN
Introduction by NIKKY FINNEY

Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 04/01/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-08486-1

During his lifetime, James Baldwin authored seven novels, as well as several plays and essay collections, many of which were published to widespread praise. Baldwin’s novels and essays brought him respect as a public intellectual and admiration as a writer.  However, Baldwin’s earliest writing was in poetic form, and some argue that even Baldwin considered himself a poet first and foremost. One can see this inclination in the poetic rhythms of his prose.  Nonetheless, his single book of...

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AN INAUGURAL POET'S JOURNEY
Written by RICHARD BLANCO

Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 11/19/2013

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-03380-7

In this brief and evocative memoir, Richard Blanco shares his life as a Latino immigrant and openly gay man discovering a new, emotional understanding of what it means to be an American. He tells the story of the call from the White House committee and all the exhilaration and upheaval of the days that followed. He reveals the inspiration and challenges behind the creation of the inaugural poem, “One Today,” as well as two other poems commissioned for the occasion (“Mother Country” and “What...

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THE PILLOW BOOK OF FRANCIS REEVES
Written by BARRY GIFFORD

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

On Sale: 10/01/2013

Price: $13.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80499-2

Landscape with Traveler: The Pillow Book of Francis Reeves is Barry Gifford’s first full-length novel. In print for the first time in fifteen years, Landscape with Traveler is written as the protagonist’s diary–inspired by the first century Japanese writer Sei Shônagon’s pillow book–and structured as three acclaimed short novels bound into one volume. The book recounts the deep friendship between a middle-aged gay man and a young straight man through vignette-like entries, all the while...

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A NOVELLA
Written by JAMES LECESNE

Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages

Publisher: Triangle Square

On Sale: 08/06/2013

Price: $9.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80487-9

Trevor is an exuberant, sociable, and witty thirteen year old. So how come, when he takes that nerve-wracking turn toward his locker at school, he feels scared and alone? Shunned by his friends, misunderstood by his parents, and harassed at school for being different, Trevor goes from wondering what color glitter to choose for his Lady Gaga costume at Halloween, to wondering why some feelings "are so intense it makes you just want to lay down and die rather than go on feeling it," and making...

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