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In the Dream House: A Memoir
by Carmen Maria Machado

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English

Pages

247

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<p><b>A revolutionary memoir about domestic abuse by the award-winning author of <i>Her Body and Other Parties</i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><i>In the Dream House</i> is Carmen Maria Machado鈥檚 engrossing and wildly innovative account of a relationship gone bad, and a bold dissection of the mechanisms and cultural representations of psychological abuse. Tracing the full arc of a harrowing relationship with a charismatic but volatile woman, Machado struggles to make sense of how what happened to her shaped the person she was becoming.</p><p>And it鈥檚 that struggle that gives the book its original structure: each chapter is driven by its own narrative trope鈥攖he haunted house, erotica, the bildungsroman鈥攖hrough which Machado holds the events up to the light and examines them from different angles. She looks back at her religious adolescence, unpacks the stereotype of lesbian relationships as safe and utopian, and widens the view with essayistic explorations of the history and reality of abuse in queer relationships.</p><p>Machado鈥檚 dire narrative is leavened with her characteristic wit, playfulness, and openness to inquiry. She casts a critical eye over legal proceedings, fairy tales, <i>Star Trek</i>, and Disney villains, as well as iconic works of film and fiction. The result is a wrenching, riveting book that explodes our ideas about what a memoir can do and be.</p>
Mr. Frosty Pants: A Gay Christmas Romance (Home for the Holidays ...
by Leta Blake

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English

Pages

314

Publication Date

November 07, 2018

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<b>Frosty former friends get a steamy second chance in this Christmas gay romance!<br /><br />Can true love warm his frozen heart?</b><br /><br />When Casey Stevens went away to college four years ago, he ghosted on his straight best friend, Joel Vreeland. He hoped time and distance would lessen the unrequited affection he felt, but all it did was make him miss Joel more. Home for the holidays, Casey hopes they might find a way to be friends again. But Joel鈥檚 frosty reception reminds Casey of just how hard he had to fight to be Joel鈥檚 friend in the first place. It鈥檚 going to take a Christmas miracle to get past that cool fa莽ade again. <br /><br />Joel isn鈥檛 as straight as Casey believes, and his years of pining for Casey have left him hurting and alone, caring for his abusive father and struggling to get by. Unable to trust anyone except his rescue dog鈥攁nd with no reason to believe Casey is interested in him for more than a holiday fling鈥擩oel鈥檚 icy heart might shatter before it can thaw.<br /><br />Can Casey and Joel鈥檚 love overcome mistrust, parental rejection, class differences, and four long years apart? <i>Mr. Frosty Pants</i> is a stand-alone, Christmas gay romance by Leta Blake featuring a virgin hero, childhood friends-to-lovers, second chance romance, and steamy mm first times.
Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender...
by Abby Stein

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English

Pages

273

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<b>The powerful coming-of-age story of an ultra-Orthodox child who was born to become a rabbinic leader and instead became a woman</b><b><br /></b>Abby Stein was raised in a Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn, isolated in a culture that lives according to the laws and practices of eighteenth-century Eastern Europe, speaking only Yiddish and Hebrew and shunning modern life. Stein was born as the first son in a dynastic rabbinical family, poised to become a leader of the next generation of Hasidic Jews. <br /><br />But Abby felt certain at a young age that she was a girl. She suppressed her desire for a new body while looking for answers wherever she could find them, from forbidden religious texts to smuggled secular examinations of faith. Finally, she orchestrated a personal exodus from ultra-Orthodox manhood to mainstream femininity-a radical choice that forced her to leave her home, her family, her way of life. <br /><br />Powerful in the truths it reveals about biology, culture, faith, and identity, <i>Becoming Eve</i> poses the enduring question: How far will you go to become the person you were meant to be?
Mr. Naughty List: A Gay Christmas Romance (Home for the Holidays ...
by Leta Blake

Language

English

Pages

292

Publication Date

November 11, 2019

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<b>A cute teacher gets a spanking this Christmas. How hot can it get being on his former student鈥檚 Naughty List?</b><br /><br />Is Aaron allowed to want a hot holiday fling with his young former student? Even more forbidden, is he allowed to want this student to spank him?<br /><br />It鈥檚 another Christmas, and Aaron is still in the closet as a gay man and a natural submissive. With one youthful indiscretion blacking his ethics record, he can鈥檛 afford to indulge his desires no matter how pent up and needy that leaves him.<br /><br />Until his former student comes home for the holidays.<br /><br />Dominant and charming, RJ knows what Aaron needs鈥攊ntense, steamy encounters and a firm hand. As Christmas nears, RJ helps Aaron unlock his true self. But family and fallout await, and all good things must end. <br /><br />Or can their hot holiday affair turn them into lasting lovers?<br /><br /><I>Mr. Naughty List</I> is a steamy Christmas MM romance set in the <I>Home for the Holidays</I> series that began with <I>Mr. Frosty Pants</I>, but <b>can be read as a standalone</b>. Featuring light D/s, spanking, an older sub with a younger Dom, former student/teacher dynamics, and, of course, warm, sweet holiday feels complete with a strong happy ending.<br />
Claimed By The Dragons
by Lilly Wilder

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English

Pages

109

Publication Date

November 21, 2019

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<h2>What If Dragons Were Real?</h2> <br /><br />And they roamed the Earth in the form of two breathtakingly hot guys. You鈥檇 think I was crazy but I鈥檒l tell you what, I鈥檝e slept with them and they are 100% real 鈥?every last inch of them. <br /><br />There鈥檚 only one problem. <br /><br />They鈥檙e dangerous 鈥?the kind of men who are known to claim women and yearn for them to birth their children. Now, logically, knowing this, I should run far, far away. <br /><br />But try running away from a couple of guys who just rocked your world into next week. It鈥檚 not that easy especially when you find yourself carrying their baby. <br /><br />So, I鈥檓 left with a choice: to live among the dragons and take my chances or to rely on my cheating ex-boyfriend and his desire for revenge. <br /><br />But is it really a choice at all? Tell me, what would you do if you knew dragons were real?<br />
Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality (Routledge Inte...
by Routledge

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English

Pages

545

Publication Date

March 05, 2014

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<p>The <i>Routledge Handbook of Sport, Gender and Sexuality </i>brings together important new work from 68 leading international scholars that, collectively, demonstrates the intrinsic interconnectedness of sport, gender and sexuality. It introduces what is, in essence, a sophisticated sub-area of sport sociology, covering the field comprehensively, as well as signalling ideas for future research and analysis. Wide-ranging across different historical periods, different sports, and different local and global contexts, the book incorporates personal, ideological and political narratives; varied conceptual, methodological and theoretical approaches; and examples of complexities and nuanced ways of understanding the gendered and sexualized dynamics of sport. It examines structural and cultural forms of gender segregation, homophobia, heteronormativity and transphobia, as well as the ideological struggles and changes that have led to nuanced ways of thinking about the sport, gender and sexuality nexus. This is a landmark work of reference that will be a key resource for students and researchers working in sport studies, gender studies, sexuality studies or sociology.</p>
Bad Feminist: Essays
by Roxane Gay

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English

Pages

339

Publication Date

August 05, 2014

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<p><strong><em>New York Times</em></strong><strong> Bestseller</strong></p><p>A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.</p><p><strong>鈥?lt;/strong>Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be <em>cool</em>, but it is pink鈥攁ll shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read <em>Vogue</em>, and I鈥檓 not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.鈥?lt;/p><p>In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (<em>Sweet Valley High</em>) of color (<em>The Help</em>) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (<em>Girls, Django in Chains</em>) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture.</p><p><em>Bad Feminist</em> is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.</p>
When Brooklyn Was Queer: A History
by Hugh Ryan

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English

Pages

311

Publication Date

March 05, 2019

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<p><b>The never-before-told story of Brooklyn鈥檚 vibrant and forgotten queer history, from the mid-1850s up to the present day.</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>***NAMED ONE OF THE BEST LGBTQ BOOKS OF 2019 by Harper's Bazaar***</b> </p><p>"A romantic, exquisite history of gay culture." 鈥?lt;i>Kirkus Reviews</i>, starred</p><p>鈥淸A] boisterous, motley new history...entertaining and insightful.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The New York Times Book Review</i></p><p>Hugh Ryan鈥檚 <i>When Brooklyn Was Queer </i>is a groundbreaking exploration of the LGBT history of Brooklyn, from the early days of Walt Whitman in the 1850s up through the queer women who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II, and beyond. No other book, movie, or exhibition has ever told this sweeping story. Not only has Brooklyn always lived in the shadow of queer Manhattan neighborhoods like Greenwich Village and Harlem, but there has also been a systematic erasure of its queer history鈥攁 great forgetting.</p><p>Ryan is here to unearth that history for the first time. In intimate, evocative, moving prose he discusses in new light the fundamental questions of what history is, who tells it, and how we can only make sense of ourselves through its retelling; and shows how the formation of the Brooklyn we know today is inextricably linked to the stories of the incredible people who created its diverse neighborhoods and cultures. Through them,<i> When Brooklyn Was Queer</i> brings Brooklyn鈥檚 queer past to life, and claims its place as a modern classic.</p>
The Argonauts
by Maggie Nelson

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English

Pages

158

Publication Date

May 05, 2015

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<p><b>An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family </b></p><p><b>Maggie Nelson's </b><i>The Argonauts </i>is a genre-bending memoir, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center is a romance: the story of the author's relationship with the artist Harry Dodge. This story, which includes Nelson's account of falling in love with Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, as well as her journey to and through a pregnancy, offers a firsthand account of the complexities and joys of (queer) family-making. <br /> Writing in the spirit of public intellectuals such as Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes, Nelson binds her personal experience to a rigorous exploration of what iconic theorists have said about sexuality, gender, and the vexed institutions of marriage and child-rearing. Nelson's insistence on radical individual freedom and the value of caretaking becomes the rallying cry of this thoughtful, unabashed, uncompromising book.</p>
Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
by Andrew Solomon

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English

Pages

976

Publication Date

November 13, 2012

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<b>From the National Book Award鈥搘inning author of <i>The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression </i>comes a monumental new work, a decade in the writing, about family. In <i>Far from the Tree, </i>Andrew Solomon tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so.</b> <br /><br />Solomon鈥檚 startling proposition is that diversity is what unites us all. He writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, multiple severe disabilities, with children who are prodigies, who are conceived in rape, who become criminals, who are transgender. While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is universal, as are the triumphs of love Solomon documents in every chapter. <br /><br />All parenting turns on a crucial question: to what extent parents should accept their children for who they are, and to what extent they should help them become their best selves. Drawing on forty thousand pages of interview transcripts with more than three hundred families, Solomon mines the eloquence of ordinary people facing extreme challenges. Whether considering prenatal screening for genetic disorders, cochlear implants for the deaf, or gender reassignment surgery for transgender people, Solomon narrates a universal struggle toward compassion. Many families grow closer through caring for a challenging child; most discover supportive communities of others similarly affected; some are inspired to become advocates and activists, celebrating the very conditions they once feared. Woven into their courageous and affirming stories is Solomon鈥檚 journey to accepting his own identity, which culminated in his midlife decision, influenced by this research, to become a parent. <br /><br />Elegantly reported by a spectacularly original thinker, <i>Far from the Tree </i>explores themes of generosity, acceptance, and tolerance鈥攁ll rooted in the insight that love can transcend every prejudice. This crucial and revelatory book expands our definition of what it is to be human.

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