Tag Archives: Adult Audience

Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic

Hill-Meyer, Tobi (Editor). Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic. New York: Instar Books, 2017. This collection of short stories is a rarity: erotica by trans people, about trans people, for trans people. So often, trans bodies are commodified and fetishized … Continue reading

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What Night Brings

Trujillo, Carla. What Night Brings. Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press, 2003. Every night, Marci Cruz prays to God and Baby Jesus to turn her into a boy, and every morning she checks to see if they granted her wish. She doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Telling

Le Guin, Ursula K. The Telling. New York: Harcourt, 2000. Sutty, an (Anglo-Indian and lesbian) ethnographer representing a peaceful interstellar confederation, travels to Aka to initiate diplomatic relations.

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This is How it Always Is

Frankel, Laurie. This is How it Always Is. New York: Flatiron Books, 2017. Emergency room doctor Rosie and novelist Penn live a busy, happy life with their five rambunctious sons in Wisconsin. When their youngest, Claude, puts on a dress … Continue reading

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We Love You, Charlie Freeman

Greenidge, Kaitlyn. 2016. We Love You, Charlie Freeman. Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books. This remarkable novel weaves together two narratives separated by 60 years, deftly illustrating the impact of racial bias on science and on Black families in America.

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Looking

Lannan, Michael (Creator). 2014-2016. Looking [television series]. New York: HBO Entertainment. In this comedy-drama television series, three gay friends in San Francisco navigate dating, friendship, and work. Jonathan Groff plays Patrick, a 29-year-old video game designer who has never had … Continue reading

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Under the Udala Trees

Okparanta, Chinelo. 2015. Under the Udala Trees. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. With lyrical prose richly adorned with Igbo proverbs and folklore motifs, Okparanta weaves a poignant coming of age story of a Nigerian girl growing up in a war zone.

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