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 September 15, 2014          BOOKLIST

Spotlight on Romance
Story Behind The Story:    Taking A Break
Core Collection: Gay and    Lesbian Romance Novels
Top 10 Romance Fiction
Transgender Teens and    Romance
Top 10 Romance Fiction    for Youth
Talking With: Sara Farizan
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September 2014

September 2014 Issue
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Review Of The Day
Darkness, Darkness
By John Harvey

Thankfully, Harvey decided against his original plan to kill off Charlie Resnick, the Nottingham copper who starred in what appeared to be a 10-novel series, ending withLast Rites in 1999. He gave us an exquisite if tragic coda in Cold in Hand (2008), and now he offers one more.

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column_back-page The Back Page: Drivel
By Bill Ott

The first thing I thought when I saw a book with the title Drivel sitting on my desk was, “There’s a Back Page in that.” My conviction became even stronger when I read the subtitle: Deliciously Bad Writing by Your Favorite Authors. It’s a rare thing for a perennially idea-starved columnist like me to receive this kind of gift from the universe. Naturally, I plunged right into the book, anticipating a cornucopia of drivel from the pens of famous authors asking to become the butts of my jokes.

travel-guide-roundup Fall Travel Guide Roundup: 2014
By Brad Hooper

Let’s not even think about planes falling from the sky. Let’s concentrate on the many wonderful places to travel this fall. With that in mind, we present our semiannual travel guide roundup of the best titles that were published between April 15, 2014, and September 1, 2014.

Eyewitness Travel Guides (DK, paper).

California. $30 (9781465412126).

Caribbean. $30 (9781465412119).

Costa Rica. $25 (9781465412157).

talking-with_farizan Talking With: Sara Farizan
By Sarah Hunter

In Sara Farizan’s impressive debut, If You Could Be Mine (2013), Sahar, a young lesbian in Iran, considers gender reassignment surgery in a desperate gambit to legally marry her best friend. Farizan’s sophomore effort, Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel, reviewed below, again explores lesbian characters in Persian culture but in a contemporary American setting.

cc_gay-romance Core Collection: Gay and Lesbian Romance Novels
By Pat Henshaw and Donna Seaman

The foundational premise of the romance genre is that true love will repeatedly face adversity, only to triumph over every trial and tribulation. Romance writers have imagined all kinds of baffling and obdurate opposition, from the protagonists’ distrust of sexual chemistry and fear of commitment, to family objections and social condemnation due to the lovers’ differing economic class, race, ethnicity, or religion.

transgender-teens-and-romance Transgender Teens and Romance
By Michael Cart

It was a story the media found irresistible: two transgender teens—Katie Rain Hill, an MTF transgender, and Arin Andrews, an FTM transgender—from small Oklahoma towns met against all odds and fell in love. Katie was the first to attract attention when a Tulsa newspaper did an article on her, but both teens sprang to national celebrity when the TV program Inside Edition subsequently did a feature on them. By this time, they were represented by a British media content company, and, inevitably, other media appearances followed.

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