Alternative Lifestyle

Great books featuring non-traditional relationships.

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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.

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 which 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.

Eight Seconds
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ferris, Jean
Call Number:
YP F Ferris
Description:

Growing up among the Rocky Mountains, John always thought himself a normal teenager, but questions his life after meeting Kit.

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.

Justice at Risk : A Benjamin Justice Mystery
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wilson, John Morgan
Call Number:
F Wilson
Description:

In this graphically written novel of corruption, sex, and murder, Benjamin Justice investigates the slaying of an AIDS documentary film director.

Landing
Artist/Author/Cast:
Donoghue, Emma
Call Number:
F Donoghue
Description:

This romance explores the pleasures and sorrows of a long-distance relationship between pragmatic Jude and a stylish flight attendant.

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

Reagan's transgender 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.

Now Is the Hour
Artist/Author/Cast:
Spanbauer, Tom
Call Number:
F Spanbauer
Description:

Sophisticatedly funny, this narrative explains why Rigby John Klusener is standing on the highway hitching a ride to San Francisco.

Parrotfish
Artist/Author/Cast:
Wittlinger, Ellen
Call Number:
F Wittlinger
Description:

To everyone else, Angela is a normal girl, but this transgender high school junior knows that she's really a boy.

Rubyfruit Jungle
Artist/Author/Cast:
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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.

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.

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
Artist/Author/Cast:
McCarthy, Cormac
Call Number:
F McCarthy
Description:

(Fiction, 2007) This post-apocalyptic novel follows the experiences of a father and son who struggle to survive a world of danger and solitude.

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