LGBT Fiction

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.

Brokeback Mountain
Artist/Author/Cast:
Proulx, 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, Andre
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 1920s in the American south, Celie overcomes poverty, abuse, and desolation to find love and acceptance.

The Danish Girl
Artist/Author/Cast:
F Ebershoff
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 Café
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.

Frog Music
Artist/Author/Cast:
Donoghue, Emma
Description:

During the summer of 1876, an exotic dancer navigates Chinatown’s disreputable underworld to discover the killer of her crossdressing partner.

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.

The Gods of Tango
Artist/Author/Cast:
De Robertis, Carolina
Description:

In the early 1900's, Leda immigrates to Argentina and conceals her true gender to become a suitable tango instructor.

The Gracekeepers
Artist/Author/Cast:
Logan, Kirsty
Description:

This haunting fantasy centers on Callanish, a solitary gracekeeper, who protects the souls of those who have died at sea.

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

The unique tale of Billy's unconventional life plays out though his childhood crushes, awkward adolescence, and his adult bisexual relationships.

I’ll Give You the Sun
Artist/Author/Cast:
Nelson, Jandy
Call Number:
F Nelson
Description:

Jude and Noah, fraternal twins, share the same passions for art and nature but are separated by a terrible secret.

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.

The Life and Death of Sophie Stark
Artist/Author/Cast:
North, Anna
Description:

The peculiar life of Sophie Stark, tortured genius and independent filmmaker, is revealed by narratives from her lovers and critics.

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

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

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

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

A Poet of the Invisible World
Artist/Author/Cast:
Golding, Michael
Call Number:
F Golding
Description:

With the charm of a Persian fairytale, this story follows Nouri, a boy born with four ears instead of two.

The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell
Artist/Author/Cast:
Klaber, William
Description:

Based on true life events, this tale follows Lucy's life from hardscrabble childhood, to married gentleman, to wild mountain man.

Rubyfruit Jungle
Artist/Author/Cast:
Brown, Rita Mae
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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