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Read With Pride!

“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” ~ Audre Lorde

June is Pride Month and we're celebrating with some great new fiction that addresses universal themes. We can all appreciate stories about coming of age,

families, travel, new love, friendship and more.

Read often and read widely.

A fast-paced, hilarious, and ultimately hopeful novel for anyone who has ever worried they might be a terrible person.

Henry Henry by Allen Bratton

Crackling with intelligence and wit, Henry Henry is a brilliant recasting of the Henriad in which Hal Lancaster is a queer protagonist for a new era. Allen Bratton arrives as a successor to Waugh and St. Aubyn with this lush, stylish novel of family, legacy.

The Guncle Abroad by Steven Rowley

Gracing the page with his signature blend of humor and heart, Steven Rowley charms with a beloved story about the complicated bonds of family, love, and what it takes to rediscover yourself, even at the ripe age of fifty.

All the World Beside by Garrard Conley

An electrifying, deeply moving novel about the love story between two men in Puritan New England. It’s a page-turning, vividly imagined historical tale that is both a love story and a crucible.

Housemates by Emma Copley Eisenberg

Warm and insightful, Housemates is a story of youth and freedom--a glorious celebration of queer life, and how art and love might save us all.

Blessings by Chukwuebuka Ibeh

Set in post-military Nigeria and culminating in the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act of 2013, Blessings is an elegant and exquisitely moving story that asks how to live freely in a country that forbids one’s truest self, and what it takes for love to flourish despite it all.

Greta & Valdin by Rebecca K Reilly

Greta & Valdin careens us through the siblings’ misadventures and the messy dramas of their sprawling, eccentric Maaori-Russian-Catalonian family.

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