Alternative Lifestyle

Great books featuring non-traditional relationships.

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Annabel
Artist/Author/Cast:
Winter, Kathleen
Call Number:
F Winter
Description:

Born in frigid Labrador, Canada, a hermaphroditic child raised as a boy must contend with two genders struggling for dominance.

Annie on My Mind
Artist/Author/Cast:
Garden, Nancy
Call Number:
YP F Garden
Description:

This remarkably well-told and honest portrayal tells of two teenage girls who start as friends but soon fall in love.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Artist/Author/Cast:
Sáenz, Benjamin Alire
Call Number:
YP F Saenz
Description:

Opposite in almost every way, Ari and Dante discover a special friendship that will change lives and last a lifetime.

Brokeback Mountain
Artist/Author/Cast:
Proulx, E. Annie
Call Number:
F Proulx
Description:

Set in Wyoming'€™s high country, two men forge an intensely emotional and physical attachment that endures hardship and separation.

Call Me by Your Name
Artist/Author/Cast:
Aciman, André
Call Number:
F Aciman
Description:

Set in the Italian countryside, a casual friendship between Elio and an American student develops into a passionate, clandestine affair.

The Color Purple
Artist/Author/Cast:
Walker, Alice
Call Number:
F Walker
Description:

Growing up during the 1920'€™s in the American South, Celie overcomes poverty, abuse, and desolation to find love and acceptance.

The Danish Girl
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ebershoff, David
Call Number:
F Ebershoff
Description:

This poignant novel provides an intimate portrayal of Einar Wegener, the first man to medically transform his gender.

Fingersmith
Artist/Author/Cast:
Waters, Sarah
Call Number:
F Waters
Description:

Sue and a rogue named Gentleman scheme to swindle Maud of her inheritance until Sue develops unexpected feelings for Maud.

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
Artist/Author/Cast:
Flagg, Fannie
Call Number:
F Flagg
Description:

Two small-town, depression-era Alabama women share a romantic love, complete with courtship and infidelity, while managing a local cafe.

Giovanni`s Room
Artist/Author/Cast:
Baldwin, James
Call Number:
F Baldwin
Description:

A great American novelist reveals the complex and controversial struggle of a young man caught between desire and conventional morality.

Hero
Artist/Author/Cast:
Moore, Perry
Call Number:
F Moore
Description:

Thom Creed, an ordinary gay teen superhero, fights prejudices of society as well as the criminal element of his hometown.

In One Person
Artist/Author/Cast:
Irving, John
Call Number:
F Irving
Description:

The unique tale of Billy’s unconventional life plays out through his childhood crushes, awkward adolescent years, and adult bisexual relationships.

The Last Nude
Artist/Author/Cast:
Avery, Ellis
Call Number:
F Avery
Description:

Filled with female sensuality, this novel highlights the life of painter Tamara de Lempicka and her beautiful muse, Rafaela.

Luna
Artist/Author/Cast:
Peters, Julie Anne
Call Number:
YP F Peters
Description:

Reagan's transgendered brother Liam is the son his father expects by day but a young woman named Luna by night.

Maurice: A Novel
Artist/Author/Cast:
Forster, E. M.
Call Number:
F Forster
Description:

Written in the early 1900's, this heroic book voices the challenges of the then unmentionable subject of homosexuality.

Middlesex
Artist/Author/Cast:
Eugenides, Jeffrey
Call Number:
F Eugenides
Description:

Cal Stephanides’ story begins generations before his birth, in a small Greek village, when his grandparents succumb to incestuous desires.

Mr. Loverman
Artist/Author/Cast:
Evaristo, Bernardine
Call Number:
F Evaristo
Description:

Secretly gay, Barrington, age 74, wants to live with his lifelong partner but must find the courage to break away.

The Persian Boy
Artist/Author/Cast:
Renault, Mary
Call Number:
F Renault
Description:

This bold tale traces the last seven years of Alexander's life through the eyes of his courtesan and lover, Bagoas.

The Road Home
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ford, Michael Thomas
Call Number:
F Ford
Description:

Recuperating at his family’s homestead, Burke is drawn into a mystery involving an attractive young man and the town librarian.

Rubyfruit Jungle
Artist/Author/Cast:
Call Number:
F Brown
Description:

This engaging, down-to-earth story features Molly Bolt as she matures from a rural tomboy to a sexually liberated young woman.

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