Tag Archives: Lesbians

Here Comes the Sun

Dennis-Benn, Nicole. Here Comes the Sun. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2016. This heartbreaking, beautiful novel follows the lives of four women in Jamaica as they struggle to live in poverty and with rigid social expectations.

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The Stars are Legion

Hurley, Kameron. The Stars are Legion. New York: Saga Press, 2017. Zan wakes up with no memory of her history or identity. She is being held by the Katazyrna matriarchy and trained to breach Mokshi, the only remaining world-ship healthy … 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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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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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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Everything You Have Is Mine

“Why didn’t Mark’s mother get custody?” “Oh, don’t you know about that?” She purses her lips disdainfully. “The mother is a lesbian. Or was. Well, I suppose she still is. Anyway, one couldn’t have one’s son raised by two of … Continue reading

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