Genre: Fiction Published: 2005 Blurb Greenville County, South Carolina, a wild, lush place, is home to the Boatwright family—rough-hewn men who drink hard and shoot up each other's trucks, and indomitable women who marry young and age all too quickly. At the heart of this astonishing novel is Ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone, a South… Continue reading Review: Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
Last September, I made my official move out of my mother's house. My dad got behind the wheel of the U-Haul and carted my stuff -- furniture, pots & pans, clothing, knickknacks, and tubs and tubs of books -- over 300 miles north. For the first time ever, I had all of my belongings in… Continue reading You’re Moving. Which Books Do You Save?
For as long as I can remember (in the ten years that I've been an out lesbian), Rubyfruit Jungle has appeared and been mentioned in countless places. Websites, books, magazines, and word-of-mouth all tout this unorthodox coming-of-age novel as The One Lesbian Novel You Must Read. I suspect that, in the '70s when it was published, this was probably… Continue reading Review: Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown
Emily Danforth’s novel The Miseducation of Cameron Post puts a fresh face on the classic queer-kid-coming-of-age-in-a-rural-conservative-area plot. It’s destined to become a classic in Young Adult queer fiction. When I was thirteen, fourteen years old, I sought out queer YA books and read them in secret, locked in my bedroom, never daring to take them… Continue reading Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
A few years ago I began my personal tradition of reading only LGBT books during the month of June -- gay pride month. Since I tend to read a lot of gay books not only in June but throughout the year, I try to use June to focus more on the lesbian classics or queer… Continue reading Pride Month Book List