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Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive. By Julia Serano. 2014. Seal, $17 (9781580055048).
An in-depth look at problematic elements of feminist and queer movements, with suggestions on how to address those issues.
Gender Failure. By Ivan Coyote and Rae Spoon. 2014. Arsenal Pulp, $17.95 (9781551525365).
A collection of personal essays, song lyrics, and drawings recounting Coyote’s and Spoon’s lifelong experiences understanding and challenging gender.
Living out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims. By Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle. 2013. NYU, $27 (9781479894673).
A look at 15 “activist” gay, lesbian, and transgender Muslims as they attempt to find ways to live out Islam with dignity and integrity, reconciling their sexuality and gender with their faith, and re-creating and reclaiming Islam as their own.
Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness, and Becoming a Man. By Thomas Page McBee. 2014. City Lights, $15.95 (9780872866249).
In this thoughtful memoir, McBee recounts and confronts both childhood abuse and a more recent act of violence.
Mr. Loverman. By Bernadine Evaristo. 2014. Akashic, $24.95 (9781617752896).
Seventy-four-year-old Barrington Jedidiah Walker, a member of Britain’s Caribbean community, is still trying to decide how to leave his wife of 50 years and move in with the man he has loved since childhood.
The Paying Guests. By Sarah Waters. 2014. Riverhead, $28.95 (9781594633119).
Waters’ characters (even the house takes on a quality of character) are
vividly portrayed in this novel of post-WWI England. The newly impoverished Francis Wray and her mother take in boarders whose presence leads to unforeseen moral dilemmas.
Prelude to Bruise. By Saeed Jones. 2014. Coffee House, $16 (9781566893749).
These poems of Boy, growing up gay and African American in the South, are complicated, horrific, and metaphoric.
The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood. By Richard Blanco. 2014. Ecco, $25.99 (9780062313768).
A vivid recollection of growing up as the child of Cuban
immigrants in midcentury Miami.
The Queer South: LGBTQ Writers on the American South. Ed. by Douglas Ray. 2014. Sibling Rivalry, $28 (9781937420802).
A poetry anthology exploring lesbian and gay experiences in the American South.
The Two Hotel Francforts. By David Leavitt. 2013. Bloomsbury, $25 (9781596910423).
After the fall of Paris to the Nazis, the expatriate couple Julia and Pete Winters
join others in flight to Lisbon to flee Europe. There they meet the Frelings, writers of mystery novels who are also fleeing Europe for the States. Amid the chaos of the impending war, this chance meeting changes their lives.
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