Literary Fiction

Like People in History: A Gay American Epic

Like People in History: A Gay American Epic

Title: Like People in History: A Gay American Epic Author: Felice Picano Narrator: Ethan Sawyer Publisher: Audible Studios Release Date Book: July 3, 1995 Release Date Audio: September 2, 2013 Genre: Gay Literary Fiction Page Count: 512 Audio Length: 20 hrs and 11 mins Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Stonewall Cousins, Roger and Alistair, become lifelong friends when…
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The Prince’s Psalm (Crabbypatty’s review)

The Prince’s Psalm (Crabbypatty’s review)

Title: The Prince’s Psalm Author: Eric Shaw Quinn Publisher: DSP Publications Release Date: June 7, 2016 Genre(s): Gay Literary Fiction, Historical Page Count: 480 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: 1 Samuel 18:1 & 3: “And it came to pass… that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own…
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A Night at the Ariston Baths (Crabbypatty’s review)

A Night at the Ariston Baths (Crabbypatty’s review)

Title: A Night at the Ariston Baths Author: Michael Murphy Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: April 25, 2016 Genre(s): Historical, Gay History Page Count: 230 Reviewed by: Crabbypatty Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: In rural Pennsylvania, Theodore McCall lives on his family’s farm and works as a clerk at the local general store. While his best friend, Martin Fuller, thrives in…
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A Night at the Ariston Baths (LenaR’s Review)

A Night at the Ariston Baths (LenaR’s Review)

Title: A Night at the Ariston Baths Author: Michael Murphy Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: April 25, 2016 Genre(s): Historical, MM Romance, Literary Fiction Page Count: 230 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: In rural Pennsylvania, Theodore McCall lives on his family’s farm and works as a clerk at the local general store. While his best friend, Martin Fuller,…
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The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov

The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov

Title: The Unreal Life of Sergey Nabokov Author: Paul Russell Publisher: Cleis Press Release Date: November 14, 2014 Genre(s): Biography, Historical, Literary Fiction Page Count: 385 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: In his novel based on the extraordinary life of the gay brother of Vladimir Nabokov, Paul Russell re-creates the rich and changing world in which Sergey, his…
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Interlude

Interlude

Title: Interlude Author: Rupert Smith Publisher: Turnaround Books Release Date: September 25, 2014 Genre(s): Contemporary/GLBT/Family Page Count: 256 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5+ stars out of 5 Blurb: A compelling examination of how secrets can tear one family apart and reverberate down the generations. Helen has always known her grandfather was a famous author, but her parents had severed connections with him whilst…
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The Boys From Eighth and Carpenter

The Boys From Eighth and Carpenter

Title: The Boys From Eighth and Carpenter Author: Tom Mendicino Publisher: Kensington Release Date: August 25, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary/Gay literary fiction Page Count: 416 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: S. Gagliano & Son has been a barber shop fixture in South Philly for decades. Frankie and Michael Gagliano’s Italian immigrant father—Luigi to his customers, Papa to his sons—presides…
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A Little Life

A Little Life

Title: A Little Life Author: Hanya Yanagihara Publisher: Doubleday Release Date: March 10, 2015 Genre(s): Contemporary, Young Adult, MM Romance, Gay Literary Fiction Page Count: 669 Reviewed by: LenaRibka Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they’re broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition.…
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