Fourth of July 2020

Get your red, white, and blue ready! We’re celebrating this Fourth of July with speculative and satirical stories about our current political state, a flirty cross-countries LGBTQ romance, an intimate collection of stories from America’s immigrants, and short stories following characters from all over the country. WHY VISIT AMERICA: Stories by Matthew Baker “Bold, captivating, […]

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New E-galleys (6/22/20)

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were recently added to Edelweiss for your downloading pleasure: MEET ME IN BOMBAY by Jenny AshcroftISBN 9781250270269, on sale 1/19/21 United by love. Separated by war. Will they find their way back to each other? Bombay, 1913. It’s New Year’s Eve, and Madeline Bright, […]

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New E-galleys (6/15/20)

Hello e-galley readers! Check out some of the exciting e-galleys that were recently added to Edelweiss for your downloading pleasure: CONFESSIONS IN B FLAT by Donna HillISBN 9781640638990, on sale 11/24/20 A multi-media retelling of Romeo and Juliet set during the 1964 Civil Rights movement from an Essence bestselling author who lived through it. LONE […]

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CALL ME BY YOUR NAME Read-Alikes

If you fell in love with André Aciman’s prose, beautiful summer setting, and tangible description of love in CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, prepare to be swept off your feet by these Lit Fic read-alikes: MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM by Anne YoungsonBROTHER by David ChariandyONE SUMMER DAY IN ROME by Mark LamprellINVITATION TO A […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (6/8/20)

A beautiful and engrossing memoir of escaping the First Liberian Civil War + a little known history of the fight for gay rights + a touching and life-transforming story of the nation’s first all-black high school rowing team = this nonfiction round-up. THE DRAGONS, THE GIANT, THE WOMEN: A Memoir by Wayétu Moore 2 starred […]

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Starred Review Round-Up (4/22/20)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: OWLS OF THE EASTERN ICE: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl by Jonathan C. SlaghtISBN 9780374228484, on sale 8/4/20 “The cast of characters he brings to life—both human and avian—illuminates the delicate symbiosis of the natural world and sheds a welcome […]

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Nonfiction Round-Up (4/15/20)

The complex and hidden stories behind street names and a hilarious dive into everyday queer life in the twenty-first century–both in this nonfiction round-up. THE ADDRESS BOOK: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power by Deirdre Mask 3 starred reviews! “Journalist Mask’s entertaining and wide-ranging debut investigates the history of street addresses […]

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2020 Lambda Literary Awards Finalists + Winners

The Lambda Literary Awards honor the best in LGBTQ books, and this year’s finalists include 13 Macmillan titles + Carmen Maria Machado takes home the best in LGBTQ Nonfiction! WINNER: IN THE DREAM HOUSE: A Memoir by Carmen Maria Machado (LGBTQ Nonfiction) Finalists: STAY AND FIGHT by Madeline ffitchIN WEST MILLS by De’Shawn Charles WinslowTHE […]

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Sneak Peek: April 2020 Indie Next List

The April 2020 Indie Next list features 3 Macmillan titles! THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA by TJ Klune “By turns zany and heartfelt, this tale of found family is hopeful to its core. Readers will revel in Klune’s wit and ingenuity.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review THE ADDRESS BOOK: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, […]

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Adult Books for Teens

This month’s roundup of Adult Books for Teens includes a CIA memoir, an epic fantasy, an historical look at the 1938 Cote d’Azur, and a western featuring queer librarian spies on horseback. UPRIGHT WOMEN WANTED by Sarah Gailey97812502135872/4/2020 Award-winning author Sarah Gailey reinvents the pulp Western with an explicitly antifascist, near-future story of queer identity. […]

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