Experience The Rainbow: New and Great In GLBTQI Books

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Claire O'Dell
Description: The near future, Washington, D.C. While treating broken soldiers on the battlefields of the New Civil War, a sniper's bullet shattered Dr. Janet Watson's arm and ended her career. Struggling with the semi-functional mechanical arm, homeless and jobless, Watson meets another black and queer woman: Sara Holmes, a covert agent who offers the doctor a place to stay. Watson finds her new roommate strange-- but when they discover that soldiers from the New Civil War have begun dying one by one, and the deaths may involve the pharmaceutical industry and even the looming election. Watson and Holmes join forces to secure justice for these fallen soldiers. -- adapted from back cover
Call Number: FIC ODe
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2018
Jude Sierra
Description: "Reid Watsford has a lot of secrets and a past he can't quite escape. While staying at his grandmother's condo in Key Largo, he signs up for introductory dive classes, where he meets Joaquim Oliveira, a Brazilian dive instructor with wanderlust. Driven by an instant, magnetic pull, what could have been just a hookup quickly deepens. As their relationship evolves, they must learn to navigate the challenges of Reid's mental illness--on their own and with each other."--Back cover.
Call Number: FIC Sie
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2018
Tee Franklin, Jenn St-Onge
Description: "When Hazel Johnson and Mari McCray met at church bingo in 1963, it was love at first sight. Forced apart by their families and society, Hazel and Mari both married young men and had families. Decades later, now in their mid-'60s, Hazel and Mari reunite again at a church bingo hall. Realizing their love for each other is still alive, what these grandmothers do next takes absolute strength and courage."--Amazon.com.
Call Number: FIC Fra
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2018
Nakatani Nio
Call Number: YA FIC ordered 032918
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2018
Jordy Rosenberg
Description: "Recently jilted and increasingly unhinged, Dr. Voth throws himself into his work, obsessively researching the life of Jack Sheppard, a legendary eighteenth century thief. No one knows Jack's true story--his confessions have never been found. That is, until Dr. Voth discovers a mysterious stack of papers titled Confessions of the Fox. Dated 1724, the manuscript tells the story of an orphan named P. Sold into servitude at twelve, P struggles for years with her desire to live as "Jack." When P falls dizzyingly in love with Bess, a sex worker looking for freedom of her own, P begins to imagine a different life. Bess brings P into the London underworld where scamps and rogues clash with London's newly established police force, queer subcultures thrive, and ominous threats of an oncoming plague abound. At last, P becomes Jack Sheppard, one of the most notorious--and most wanted--thieves in history."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ros
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2018
Ellen Hart
Description: When a video of their engagement goes viral on the heels of the Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage, Fiona and Annie turn for help to private investigator Jane Lawless to safeguard a secret from Annie's past.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2018
Lance Richardson
Description: From an early age, there was something different about Tommy and David Nutter. Both boys seemed destined to lead rather humble lives in post-war London--Tommy as a civil servant, David as a darkroom technician. Yet the strength of their imagination (plus a little help from their friends) transformed them into unlikely protagonists of a swinging cultural revolution. In 1969, Tommy opened an unusual new boutique on Savile Row. "Nutters of Savile Row" became an immediate sensation among the young, rich, and beautiful--performers, musicians, and album covers. David's talent with a camera vaulted him across the Atlantic to New York City, where he found himself among stars who enjoyed his dry wit almost as much as his photography. This is the true story of two gay men who influenced some of the most iconic styles and pop images of the twentieth century. Lance Richardson presents a dual portrait of brothers improvising their way through five decades of extraordinary events, their personal struggles playing out against backdrops of the Blitz, an obscenity trial, the birth of disco, and the devastation of the AIDS crisis.--From dust jacket.
Call Number: 920 Ric
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2018
A. B. Rutledge
Description: Eighteen months after Vivien, his beloved transgender girlfriend, slipped into a coma after a suicide attempt, eighteen-year-old Miles begins healing while photographing her empty shoes against the stark landscapes of Iceland. Told through a series of instant messages.
Call Number: YA FIC Rut
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2018
Darnell L. Moore
Description: When Darnell L. Moore was fourteen years old, three boys from his neighborhood tried to set him on fire as he was walking home from school. Darnell was tall and awkward and constantly bullied for being gay. What happens to the black boys who come of age in neglected, poor, heavily policed, and economically desperate cities that the War on Drugs and mass incarceration have created? How do they learn to live, love, and grow up? Darnell was raised in Camden, NJ, the son of two teenagers on welfare struggling to make ends meet. He explored his sexuality during the height of the AIDS epidemic, when being gay was a death sentence. He was beaten down and ignored by white and black America, by his school, and even his church. He made it out, but escaping Camden, escaping poverty, and coming out do not guarantee you freedom. It wasn't until he was pushed into the spotlight at a Newark rally that he found his voice and his calling. He became a leading organizer with Black Lives Matter, a movement that recognized him and insisted that his life mattered. No Ashes in the Fire gives voice to the rich, varied experiences of all those who survive on the edges of the margins, and offers a path toward liberation.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 306.766 Moo
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2018
Hieu Minh Nguyen
Description: Not Here is a flight plan for escape and a map for navigating home; a queer Vietnamese American body in confrontation with whiteness, trauma, family, and nostalgia; and a big beating heart of a book. Nguyen's poems ache with loneliness and desire and the giddy terrors of allowing yourself to hope for love, and revel in moments of connection achieved. --amazon.com
Call Number: 811 Ngu
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2018
Silas House
Description: "When an evangelical preacher in Tennessee offers shelter to two gay men after a catastrophic flood, he's met with resistance by his wife and congregation, and eventually loses custody of his son. He decides to kidnap his son and flee to Key West, where he suspects his estranged gay brother is living"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Hou
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2018
Uzodinma Iweala
Description: On the surface, Niru leads a charmed life. Raised by two attentive parents in Washington, D.C., he's a top student and a track star at his prestigious private high school. Bound for Harvard in the fall, his prospects are bright. But Niru has a painful secret: he is queer--an abominable sin to his conservative Nigerian parents. No one knows except Meredith, his best friend, the daughter of prominent Washington insiders--and the one person who seems not to judge him. When his father accidentally discovers Niru is gay, the fallout is brutal and swift. Coping with troubles of her own, however, Meredith finds that she has little left emotionally to offer him. As the two friends struggle to reconcile their desires against the expectations and institutions that seek to define them, they find themselves speeding toward a future more violent and senseless than they can imagine. Neither will escape unscathed.--from dust jacket.
Call Number: FIC Iwe
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2018
Moshik Sakal, Jessica (Translator) Cohen
Description: "The uneventful life of a jeweler from Tel Aviv changes abruptly in 2011 after Fareed, a handsome young man from Damascus, crosses illegally into Israel and makes his way to the ancient port city of Jaffa in search of his roots. In his pocket is a piece of a famous blue diamond known as "Sabakh." Intending to return the diamond to its rightful owner, Fareed is soon swept up in Tel Aviv's vibrant gay scene, and a turbulent protest movement. He falls in love with both an Israeli soldier and his boyfriend--the narrator of this book--and reveals the story of his family's past: a tale of forbidden love beginning in the 1930s that connects Fareed and the jeweler."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Sak
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2018
Michael Dante DiMartino, Irene (Comic book artist) Koh
Description: Returning to the Spirit World, Korra and the Airbenders discover that it has become a barren landscape, meanwhile on the outskirts of the portal General Iroh's choice to establish a military presence threatens the balance of human and spirit relations.
Call Number: YA FIC DiM
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2018
Jeffrey C. Stewart
Description: Alain Locke emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call them the New Negro--the creative African Americans whose art, literature, music, and drama would inspire Black people to greatness. Stewart offers the definitive biography of the father of the Harlem Renaissance. From the education of Locke, his becoming the first African American Rhodes Scholar, and his long career as a professor at Howard University to Locke's cosmopolitan, aesthetic education through his travels in continental Europe, where he came to appreciate the beauty of art and experienced a freedom unknown to him in the United States, he has yet became most closely associated with the flowering of Black culture in Jazz Age America and his promotion of the literary and artistic work of African Americans as the quintessential creations of American modernism. Shifting the discussion of race from politics and economics to the arts, he helped establish the idea that Black urban communities could be crucibles of creativity. This illustrious, enigmatic man who, in promoting the cultural heritage of Black people, became--in the process--a New Negro himself.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: B Loc
Format: Book
Date Added: Oct 10, 2018
Jenni Fagan
Description: It's November of 2020, and the world is freezing over. Each day colder than the last. There's snow in Israel, the Thames is overflowing, and an iceberg separated from the Fjords in Norway is expected to drift just off the coast of Scotland. As ice water melts into the Atlantic, frenzied London residents evacuate by the thousands for warmer temperatures down south. But not Dylan. Grieving and ready to build life anew, he heads north to bury his mother's and grandmother's ashes on the Scottish islands where they once lived. Hundreds of miles away, twelve-year-old Estella and her survivalist mother, Constance, scrape by in the snowy, mountainous Highlands, preparing for a record-breaking winter. Living out of a caravan, they spend their days digging through landfills, searching for anything with restorative and trading value. When Dylan arrives in their caravan park in the middle of the night, life changes course for Estella and Constance. Though the weather worsens, his presence brings a new light to daily life, and when the ultimate disaster finally strikes, they'll all be ready.
Call Number: FIC Fag
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2018
A. C Wise
Description: "Who are the Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron? If you need to ask then you have not been anywhere near a television, computer, or disco recently. No other superheroes are as dedicated or dazzling as these gals. Some of them tuck, some of them are pure trout, but they kick ass in high heels and rollerskates. A.C. Wise's debut collection of heroic tales is half whimsy and half 1950s pulp reborn for the 21st century"--from Amazon page.
Call Number: FIC Wis
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2018
Arlene Stein
Description: Sociologist Arlene Stein takes us into the lives of four strangers who find themselves together in a surgeon's office, having traveled to Florida from across the United States in order to masculinize their chests. Ben, Lucas, Parker, and Nadia wish to feel more comfortable in their bodies; three of them are also taking testosterone so that others recognize them as male. Following them over the course of a year, Stein shows how members of this young transgender generation, along with other gender dissidents, are refashioning their identities and challenging others' conceptions of who they are, despite great personal costs. Stein draws from interviews with transgender people and their friends and families, as well as with activists and medical and psychological experts. Unbound documents the varied ways younger trans men see themselves, and how they are changing our understanding of what it means to be male and female in America.
Call Number: 306.768 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2018
Cat Sebastian
Description: "Robert Selby is determined to see his sister make an advantageous match. But he has two problems: the Selbys have no connections or money and Robert is really a housemaid named Charity Church. She's enjoyed every minute of her masquerade over the past six years, but she knows her pretense is nearing an end. Charity needs to see her beloved friend married well and then Robert Selby will disappear ... forever. Alistair, Marquess of Pembroke, has spent years repairing the estate ruined by his wastrel father, and nothing is more important than protecting his fortune and name. He shouldn't be so beguiled by the charming young man who shows up on his doorstep asking for favors. And he certainly shouldn't be thinking of all the disreputable things he'd like to do to the impertinent scamp. When Charity's true nature is revealed, Alistair knows he can't marry a scandalous woman in breeches, and Charity isn't about to lace herself into a corset and play a respectable miss. Can these stubborn souls learn to sacrifice what they've always wanted for a love that is more than they could have imagined?"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Seb
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2018
Camille Perri
Description: "Katie Daniels is a perfection-seeking 28-year-old lawyer living the New York dream. She's engaged to charming art curator Paul Michael, has successfully made her way up the ladder at a multinational law firm, and has a hold on apartments in Soho and the West Village. Suffice it to say, she has come a long way from her Kentucky upbringing. But the rug is swept from under Katie when she is suddenly dumped by her fiance, Paul Michael, leaving her devastated and completely lost. On a whim, she agrees to have a drink with Cassidy Price-a self-assured, sexually promiscuous woman she meets at work. The two form a newfound friendship, which soon brings into question everything Katie thought she knew about sex--and love."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Per
Format: Book
Date Added: Aug 22, 2018
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A Study In Honor
Claire O'Dell
FIC ODe
Southernmost : A Novel
Silas House
FIC Hou
A Tiny Piece Of Something Greater
Jude Sierra
FIC Sie
Speak No Evil : A Novel
Uzodinma Iweala
FIC Iwe
Bingo Love
Tee Franklin, Jenn St-Onge
FIC Fra
The Diamond Setter
Moshik Sakal, Jessica (Translator) Cohen
FIC Sak
Bloom Into You 5
Nakatani Nio
YA FIC ordered 032918
The Legend Of Korra. Part Two, Turf Wars
Michael Dante DiMartino, Irene (Comic book artist) Koh
YA FIC DiM
Confessions Of The Fox : A Novel
Jordy Rosenberg
FIC Ros
The New Negro: The Life Of Alain Locke
Jeffrey C. Stewart
B Loc
Fever In The Dark
Ellen Hart
FIC Har
The Sunlight Pilgrims
Jenni Fagan
FIC Fag
House Of Nutter : The Rebel Tailor Of Savile Row
Lance Richardson
920 Ric
The Ultra Fabulous Glitter Squadron Saves The World Again
A. C Wise
FIC Wis
Miles Away From You
A. B. Rutledge
YA FIC Rut
Unbound: Transgender Men And The Remaking Of Identity
Arlene Stein
306.768 Ste
No Ashes In The Fire : Coming Of Age Black & Free In America
Darnell L. Moore
306.766 Moo
Unmasked By The Marquess
Cat Sebastian
FIC Seb
Not Here
Hieu Minh Nguyen
811 Ngu
When Katie Met Cassidy
Camille Perri
FIC Per