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gurl15
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What are everyon's favorite gay novels?
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froggish
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Annie on my Mind, by Nancy Garden
Tea, by Stacey D'Erasmo
Empress of the World, by Sara Ryan
Out of Time, by Paula Martinac
Rubyfruit Jungle, by Rita Mae Brown

There are a few more that I've read, but these are my favorites. I love to read, but have trouble finding relatively cheerful lesbian-oriented novels...Does anyone have suggestions?

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The Year They Burned the Books, by Nancy Garden is my favorite. If you like fantasy, there's this book, Sleight of Hand by Laura Adams, its a story that's got romance and ancient magic and a lot of the characters are lesbians.

Also, Annie on my Mind and Rubyfruit Jungle like froggish said.

I thought Am I Blue? was a great short story anthology too.

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ellabee
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Valencia by Michelle Tea is good
there is also another book by her almost like a prequel to Valencia hmmm
the title is something close to Intricate corruptions of one girl in america
or something on those lines
they are both Lesbian novels
she also does spoken word (SisterSpit)

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Scribbled
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Fiction:
Valencia by Michelle Tea.
The Passionate Mistakes and Intricate Corruptions of One Girl in America by Michelle Tea.
Working Parts by Lucy Jane Bledsoe.
Sweat by Lucy Jane Bledsoe.
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters.
Out of Time by Paula Martinac.
Stir-Fry by Emma Donaghue
Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown.
Dare, Truth, or Promise by Paula Boock.
Good Moon Rising by Nancy Garden.
Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger.
The Year They Burned the Books by Nancy Garden.
Holly’s Secret by Nancy Garden.
Deliver Us from Evie by M.E. Kerr.
From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun by Jacqueline Woodson.
Desire Lines by Jack Gantos.
November Ever After by Laura Torres.
Crush by Jane Futcher.
Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden.
Am I Blue: Coming Out From the Silence edited by Marion Dane Bauer.
Love Speaks its Name: Gay and Lesbian Love Poems edited by J.D. McClatchy.
Jack of Hearts by Joseph Hansen.
What I Know Now by Rodger Larson.
My Heartbeat by Garret Freymann-Weyr.
Rainbow Boys by Alex Sanchez.
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Non-fiction:
Different Daughters.
Straight Parents, Gay Children.
Beyond Acceptance.
Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology edited by Amy Sonnie.
Homosexuality: What Does It Mean by Julia K. Endersbe.
Growing Up Gay: the Sorrows and Joys…by Rita Reed
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I did a display at the library on this very topic, which is why I know of so many. I didn't actually read all of them, most of them, yes, but not all...

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Girl Walking Backwards...oh yeah! Thanks Brit for loaning it to me!
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Jessycle
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Ooooo, I have one!
*raises hand*
The Intersection of Law and Desire. It this great book about a lawyer who's a lesbian.
I'm also a great fan of Rainbow Boys, by Alex Sanchez, but that's already been mentioned.

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Heather
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Just as a note, would anyyone who has read Empress of the World by Sara Ryan here be willing to do a review or want to do an interview?

She is a firend of a friend and we were sent a review copy, but the local girl I gave it to to review never did one and has since vanished utterly.

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I have only read Tipping the Velvet, by Sarah Waters. Did anyone see the BBC2 version of that in the Uk? I thought it was quite good, but the book is much better!
Thanks for all these books people, im gonna go look for some now!

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The Killian Kendall series by Josh Atervois. You can even read the unpublished ones online at http://bleedinghearts.nav.to/
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I saw Tipping the Velvet! I think it's a shame that some people I know labelled it as 'smutty' and turned their noses up at it. I thought it was a very touching story. I was shocked that one of the teachers at my school actually told me I should be ashamed of myself for watching that sort of soft porn trash, but I can honestly say that I watched it for the storyline and not the sex. Not that there would be anything wrong with a girl watching it for the sex, please don't get me started on how women have as much right as men to express themselves sexually
*Badger*

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I loved Tipping The Velvet, but I haven't seen the movie version. Do you know if there's any way to see it in the US? I also love Sarah Waters's other books- Affinity, and Fingersmith. So far, all of her books are about lesbians.

Badger, it sucks that one of your teachers was so against Tipping The Velvet. I actually read the book because my English teacher recommended it to me because she thought I might like it.

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quote:
Originally posted by badly_behaved_badger:
I saw Tipping the Velvet! I think it's a shame that some people I know labelled it as 'smutty' and turned their noses up at it. I thought it was a very touching story. I was shocked that one of the teachers at my school actually told me I should be ashamed of myself for watching that sort of soft porn trash, but I can honestly say that I watched it for the storyline and not the sex. Not that there would be anything wrong with a girl watching it for the sex, please don't get me started on how women have as much right as men to express themselves sexually
*Badger*

I totally agree. I personally found it a brilliant adaptation of a touching novel, and I was dissapointed about how badly it was taken by the general public.
As for your teacher telling you to be ashamed for watching soft porn trash, I find it disturbing and sad that your teacher failed to appreciate the the wonderful storyline and instead concentrated on the sexual content. There was sooo much more to both the book and the TV adaptation!
I havent been able to find any mention of it being shown in the USA though, sorry.


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Tipping the velvet was great to watch. I thought the attitude of the main girl's sister was very stobborn. She was extremely homophobic but the acting was great! I will have to read the book now!

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violet
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did anyone in the uk see french and saunders' take on tipping the velvet? i thought it was pretty hilarious, especially the voice.
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I just bought a book yesterday (my first piece of GLBT merchandise!!!) called 'Testimonies'. It's coming out stories written by lesbians and bisexual women. I've only read one story so far- it was a little odd. But I thought I'd just let you all know about it.
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