Novels, plays, and poetry with characters, plots about or by lesbian writers. More novels will be found under the subject heading Lesbians - fiction. More poetry will be found under the subject heading Lesbians - poetry.
These are personal, informal and unguarded notes between Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.
In a desperate move, Adda and Iridian hijack a colony ship and head for Barbary Station in the hopes of joining an infamous crew of pirates. When they arrive, they find the pirates are hiding from the station’s AI, which is attempting to exterminate everyone living on the station and destroy any ships attempting to leave. Adda believes she can crack the AI’s programming and disable it. If she’s right, she and Iridian can join the pirate crew. If she’s wrong, everyone on Barbary Station will die.
Folklore, myth, family traditions, fantastic realism combine in this powerful story about three generations of Taiwanese American women. There are hidden secrets about queer desires, violence and motivations. A finalist for Lambda's 2021 award.
A family tragedy pervades the lives of a Nigerian mother and her twin daughters. The unexpressed misfortune causes more distress and is manifested in strong desires for food, in queer love, seeking friendships, and a search for home and family. A finalist for Lambda's 2021 award.
A new examination of the history of the gay and lesbian novel as a distinct genre in American literature.
Celie is a poor, black woman in 1930s American south whose relentless abuse by the men in her life threaten to make this story a tragedy. But tenacity, a momentous character evolution, and the kindness (and love) of women transform her into one of the greatest female characters in literature.
A compilation of the poetry and prose of Pat Parker, who was an activitist for civil rights, women's rights and gay rights. "Parker directed the Feminist Women’s Health Center in Oakland, founded the Black Women’s Revolutionary Council and the Women’s Press Collective, and testified before the United Nations on the status of women. She died of breast cancer in June of 1989."
.A collection of fiction and non-fiction from North Carolina's best writers who identify as gay, trans, bisexual and straight.
The anthology of poems and poets is divided into three sections: Pre-Stonewall Poets (pre - 1970); Stonewall - First Diagnosis of AIDS Poets (1970 - 1981); AIDS Diagnosis - Brandon Teena's Death Poets (1982 - 1993). The collection is the result of Capturing Fire, The International Queer Spoken Word Slam.
Hurtling through San Francisco on a bicycle, Jim is torn between speed (both on her bike and in her veins) and her sexy stripper girlfriend. When Ally gets tired of endlessly losing the battle, Jim hits the road and rock bottom as a roadie for her all-girl punk band. Breedlove, lead singer of the lesbian punk band Tribe 8, evokes the drug-lust of Irvine Welsh, the wacky wanderlust of Hunter S. Thompson, bound together by Charles Bukowski's endless obsession with women.
Miaojin Qiu was a noteworthy experimental Taiwanese writer. The intense love affair and breakup of two young women is told through a series of letters, which the author said can be read in random order.
A collection of poems from a 16-week workshop taught at the Gay & Lesbian Center in Los Angeles, which was funded by a grant from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. A special feature of the workshop is that autobiographical poetry was taught to LGBT senior citizens.
Considered to be an experimental novel, Garréta draws upon her past writing, and her desire for another woman and the other woman's desire for Garréta. A provocative examination of desire and lust.
2018 winner of the Albertine Prize.
A unique collection of queer and trans monologues from the 1900s to the 2000s.
Jeanette humorously recalls her childhood in northern England with an evangelical Christian adoptive family. As Jeanette becomes an adolescent and comes to terms with her attraction to women, the precarious balance that held the family together begins to wobble.
A daring, satirical take on gay/lesbian/queer theory/shapeshifting, gender-bending during the 1990s--maybe for all time. Andrea Lawlor will leave readers breathless, laughing, confused and thoughtful.
A struggling department store salesgirl becomes enamored with a wealthy suburban sophisticate in 1950s New York City. Stylish Carol and ingénue Therese make a thrilling (yet dysfunctional) twosome in this lesbian take on a classic romance.
A collection of LGBTQ stories, poems, memories of coming out--from writers who share their experiences about the American South.
A selection of monologues for male and female performers, covering numerous topics that have affected people in recent times.
14-year-old Trisha feels trapped at home with a hypochondriac mother, her mom's loser boyfriend, and a sister obsessed with reality TV. When Trisha meets Rose at her crappy job, she leaves it all to follow Rose on an epic journey of chemical-fueld romance.
Sappho is often called the first female poet of the western world. Until recently there was not a large number of her poems, however more have been found. She was an aristocrat, a wife, devoted mother, a lover of women, and a great writer. This book includes numerous poems freshly translated into English.
Feinberg's semi-autobiographical novel about growing up butch and Jewish in working-class Buffalo, New York during the 1950s paints a portrait of a time in America when coming out was a crime the police were intent to enforce. Rejected by her family as a child for presenting masculine traits, Jess survives by passing as a man and navigating the pre-Stonewall NYC underground bar scene in search of a chosen family.
This mystery series brings together a cast of young eccentrics at the height of the sexual revolution of the 1970s. When Maryann Singleton visits San Francisco for the first time, she instantly knows she can never go back to Cleveland. When she rents an apartment at 28 Barbary Lane, the perks are endless: from the "welcome" joint neatly taped to her door by the landlady, to the friends and loves that will last a lifetime. The landlady, Anna Madrigal, keeps her tenants as close as family, but none of them realizes just how close they really are until her secret is revealed.
Nancy Astley fancies herself an ordinary oyster girl, working for her family's fishmonger business in a British seaside village. When eighteen-year-old Nan sees the stunning Kitty Butler performing as a man in a local music hall, she is instantly captivated. When Nan finally gets Kitty's attention, she follows her on an epic passionate journey.
Part memoir and reminiscence, in poetic format, about the social and political times, past history, and how all of it affected Hansen's life.
In a collection of stories that was to become the basis for Bastard out of Carolina, Allison examines the myriad of emotions evoked by her mother's illness and ongoing commitment to Allison's stepfather, who physically and sexually abused them both. Brimming with love, Allison recounts the haunting memories of her past while fearlessly moving forward with her life and her love of women.