Nominations for 2011 Over the Rainbow Books

By blogando  

As you can see,  we’ve been busy.  Here’s a compilation  of October’s nominations AND all  the titles that have been nominated by at least one member of our dedicated group of readers.

During the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting, we will read and discuss each of these titles and then vote for the final list.  The list will be released January 2011.

We’ve  found  142  delicious  titles–we hope you enjoy them!

al-Herz, Seba. (Ṣabā Ḥirz) The Others.  Seven Stories.

Argo, Rhiannon. The Creamsickle.  Spinsters Ink.

Badgett, M.V. Lee.  When Gay People Get Married:  What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage.  New York University Press.

Ball, Carlos A. From the Closet to the Courtroom:  Five LGBT Rights Lawsuits That Have Changed Our Nation.  Beacon.

Barron, Stephanie. The White Garden:  A Novel of Virginia Woolf.  Bantam.

Batt, Bryan.  She Ain’t Heavy, she’s my mother : a memoir.  Harmony.

Beach, Sylvia/Keri Walsch/Noal Riley Fitch.  The Letters of Sylvia Beach.  Columbia University Press.

Beale, Elaine.  Another Life Altogether. Spiegel & Grau.

Bean, Carl and David Ritz.  I Was Born This Way:  A Gay  Preacher’s Journey through Gospel Music, Disco Stardom, and a Ministry in Christ.  Simon & Schuster.

Bellaltin, Mario. Beauty Salon. City Lights.

Bergman,S. Bear.  The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You.  Arsenal Pulp.

Berube, Alan. Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in WWII, 20th Anniversary Edition. Univ. of North Carolina.

Bidulka, Anthony.  Aloha, Candy Hearts.  Insomniac Press.

Bidulka, Anthony. Date With a Sheesha: A Russell Quant Mystery. Insomniac Press.

Biegel, Stuart. The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America’s Public Schools. Univ. of Minnesota.

Borland, Bryan. My Life As Adam. Sibling Rivalry Press.

Bornstein, Kate & S. Bear Bergman. Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation. Seal Press.

Bram, Christopher.  Mapping the Territory:  Selected Nonfiction.  Alyson.

Breedlove, Lynn. Lynnee Breedlove’s One Freak Show.  Manic D.

Brite, Poppy Z.  Second Line.  Small Beer Press.

Brownworth, Victoria. Day of the Dead. Spinsters Ink.

Bryne, Paula. Mad World: Evelyn Waugh and the Secrets of Brideshead. Harper.

Burroughs, Augusten.  You Better Not Cry: stories for Christmas. St. Martins.

Callahan, Gerald .  Between XX and XY: Intersexuality and the Myth of the Two Sexes. Chicago Review Press.

Callen, Paulette . Command of Silence. Spinsters Ink.

Cappello, Mary. Called Back:  My Reply to Cancer, My Return to Life.  Alyson.

Cardamone, Tom.  Pumpkin Teeth:  Stories.  Lethe Press

Carey, Jacqueline.  Naamah’s Curse.  Grand Central Publishing.

Castle, Terry. The Professor and Other Writings.  Harper.

Chapman, David and Brett Josef Grubisic. American Hunks. Arsenal Pulp.

Clark, Naomi.  Silver Kiss.  Queered Fiction.

Conroy, Pat.  South of Broad.  Nan A.Talese

Coyote, Ivan E.  Missed Her.  Arsenal Pulp.

Cunningham, Michael.  By Nightfall.  Farrar Straus & Giroux.

D’Amato, Barbara/Dams/Zubro.  Foolproof. Forge/Tor.

Damski, Jon-Henri.  Nothing Personal:  Chronicles of Chicago’s LGBTQ Community, 1977-1998.    Firetrap.

Dawson, Jill.  The Great Lover. Harper Perennial.

Dellamonica, A.M.  Indigo Springs.  Tor.

Dobkin, Alix.  My Red Blood: A Memoir of Growing Up Communist, Coming Onto the Greenwich Village Folk Scene, and Coming Out in the Feminist Movement.  Alyson.

Donoghue, Emma. Inseparable: Desire Between Women in Literature. Knopf.

Duder, Cameron.  Awfully Devoted Women: Lesbian Lives in Canada, 1900-65. Univ. of British Columbia Press.

Dumesnil, Cheryl. In Praise of Falling. University of Pittsburgh.

Duncan, Elizabeth J., A Brush with Death:  A Penny Brannigan Mystery.  Minotaur/St. Martins.

Dytyniak, Mary.  Guys Just Don’t Kiss like That.  Life Rattle Press (Toronto).

Echols, Alice.  Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture. WW Norton.

Elledge, Jim, ed.  Queers in American Popular Culture (3 v.). Praeger, ABC-CLIO.

Enszer, Julie R.  Handmade Love.  Midsummer Night’s  Press.

Evans, R. Tripp.  Grant Wood: A Life. Knopf.

Fellows, Will/Helen Branson.  Gay Bar: The Fabulous Story of a Daring Woman and Her Boys in the 1950s. Univ. of Wisconsin.

Files, Gemma .  A  Book of Tongues [V. 1, The Hexslinger Series]. Chizine Publications.

Ford, Michael Thomas.  The Road Home.  Kensington.

Gadol, Peter.  Silver Lake.  Tyrus Books.

Gambone, Philip. Travels in a Gay Nation:  Portraits of LGBTQ Americans.  University of Wisconsin.

Grahn, Judy.  The Judy Grahn Reader.  Aunt Lute Books.

Gray, Mary L. Out in the Country: Youth, Media & Queer Visibility in Rural America. New York Univ. Press.

Grey, Dorien.  Aaron’s Wait. Zumaya Publications.

Griffin, Mark.  Hundred or More Hidden Things:  The Life and Films of Vincente Minnelli.  DaCapo.

Gunn, Drewey Wayne.  The Golden Age of Gay Fiction.  MLR Press.

Hale, Ginn.  Lord of the White Hell book one. Blind Eye Books.

Hall, Catherine.  Days of Grace.  Viking Press.

Hall, Freeman.  Retail Hell: How I Sold My Sould to the Store: Confessions of a Tortured Sales Associate. Adams Media.

Hart, Ellen. The Cruel Ever After (A Jane Lawless Mystery). Minotaur/St. Martins.

Haslett, Adam.  Union Atlantic. Nan A.Talese.

Hastings, Selina. Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham: A Biography. Random House.

Healy, Tom.  What the Right Hand Knows.  Four Way Books.

Herman, Joanne. Transgender Explained for Those Who Are Not. AuthorHouse.

Hodel, Page.  Monday Hearts for Madalene. Abrams.

Houck, Lee.  Yield. Kensington.

Hernandez, Jaimie.  Locas II : Maggie, Hopey & Ray.  Fantagraphics Books.

Johnson, Barb. More of This World or Maybe Another.  HarperCollins.

Kabakov, Miryam, ed. Keep Your Wives Away from Them: Writings by and about Orthodox LBT Women. North Atlantic.

Kendall, Gillian, ed. Something to Declare: Good Lesbian Travel Writing. University of Wisconsin.

Kilmer-Purcell, Josh Harper.   Bucolic Plague, The: How 2 Manhattanites Became Gentleman Farmers. Harper.

Kinsman, Gary/Patrizia Gentile.  Canadian War on Queers: National Security as Sexual Regulation. Univ. of British Columbia Press.

Kirkwood, Catherine.  Cut Away.  Arktoi Books.

La Fountain-Stokes, Lawrence.  Queer Ricans:  Cultures & Sexualities in the Diaspora. University of Minnesota.

Lanyon, Josh.  The Dark  Tide.  MLR Press.

Lanyon, Josh. Strange Fortune. Blind Eye Books.

LeVay, Simon.  Gay, Straight, and the Reason Why: The Science of Sexual Orientation. Oxford.

Lord, James.  My Queer War. Farrar Strauss and Giroux.

Lowrey, Sassafrass, ed.  Kicked Out.  Homofactus

Luczak, Raymond.  Mute.  A Midsummer’s Night Press.

Madden, Ed and Hodge, Candace.  Out Loud: The Best of Rainbow Radio. Hub City Press.

Magruder, James.  Sugarless.   Terrace/University of Wisconsin.

Malone, Jill.  A Field Guide to Deception: A Novel.  Bywater Books.

Martin, Douglas A.  Once You Go Back.  Seven Stories.

Masson, Cynthea. The Elijah Tree.  Queer Mojo/Rebel Satori.

McCauley, Stephen.  Insignificant Others.  Simon & Schuster.

McDonald, Sandra.  Diana Comet and Other Improbable Stories, Lethe Press.

Meade, Marion. Lonelyhearts: the Screwball World of Nathanael West and Eileen McKenney. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Mendicino, Tom. Probation.  Kensington.

Meyer, Walter G.  Rounding Third.  MaxM .

Miller, Anne Klempnauer.  She Looks Just Like You: A Memoir of (Nonbiological Lesbian) Motherhood. Beacon Press.

Mochizuki, Aska.  Spinning Tropics.  Vintage.

Moffat, Wendy.  A Great Unrecorded history:  A New Life of E.M. Forster Farrar Straus and Giroux.

Muño, José Esteban.  Cruising Utopia:  The Then and There of Queer Futurity. New York Univ. Press.

Nelson, Emmanuel, ed.  Encyclopedia of Contemporary LGBTQ Literature of the United States.  ABC-CLIO/Greenwood.

Neofotis, Peter.  Concord, Virginia:  A Southern Town in Eleven Stories.  St. Martins.

Nolan, Monica. Bobby Blanchard, Lesbian Gym Teacher. Kensington.

O’Neill, Tony.  Sick City.  HarperPerennial.

Ostlund, Lori.  The Bigness of the World:  Stories. University of Georgia.

Perez, Emma.  Forgetting the Alamo; or Blood Mystery.  University of Texas.

Pitts, J.A.  Black Blade Blues. Tor.

Plakcy, Neil.  Mahu Men: Mysterious & Erotic Stories.  MLR Press.

Plakcy, Neil.  Mahu Vice.  Alyson.

Plante, David.  The Pure Lover: a memoir of grief.  Beacon.

Ramer, Andrew.  Queering the Text:  Biblical, Medieval and Modern Jewish Stories. Lethe Press.

Raymond, Dwayne . Mornings With Mailer.  Harper.

Redmann, J.M.  Water Mark.  Bold Strokes.

Reyes, Guillermo A. Madre and I:  A Memoir of Our Immigrant Lives. University of Wisconsin.

Reynolds, Sean.  Dying for a Change.  Suspect Thought Press.

Rucke, Greg; J.H. Williams.  Batwoman Elegy.  DC Comics.

Ruff, Shawn Stewart/Claude-Albert Saucier.  Toss and Whirl and Pass.  Quote Editions.

Ryan, Garry. Smoked.  NeWest.

Sarfaty, Eddie. Mental:  Funny in the Head. Kensington.

Schaefrer, Max.  Children of the Sun.  Soft Skull.

Schenkar, Joan.  The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life & Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith. St. Martins.

Schulman, Sarah.  The Mere Future.  Arsenal Pulp.

Schulman, Sarah. Ties That Bind:  Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences. New Press.

Schwartz, Neena B.  A Lab of My Own.  Rodopi.

Serwatka, Tom.  Queer Questions, Clear Answers: The Contemporary Debates on Sexual Orientation.  Praeger, ABC-CLIO.

Shay, Kathryn.  The Perfect Family.  Bold Strokes Books.

Sheng, Jeff.  Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Jeff Sheng Studios.

Shepard, Judy. The Meaning of Matthew.  Hudson/Penguin.

Shraya, Vivek; illus. Neufeld, Juliana.  God Loves Hair.  Godloveshair.com.

Sims, Ruth.  COUNTERPOINT: Dylan’s Story.  Dreamspinner Press.

Sledge, Michael.  The More I Owe You.  Counterpoint (PGW Dist.).

Smith, Kyle Thomas.  85A. Bascom Hill.

Soehnlein, K.M. Robin and Ruby. Kensington.

Spring, Justin. Secret Historian:  The Life & Times of Samuel Steward, Professor Tattoo Artist,  and Sexual Renegade.  Farrar Straus and Giroux.

Stuart, Sebastian. The Hour Between. Alyson.

Townsend, Johnny.  The Abominable Gayman.  BookLocker.com, Inc. Bangor, Maine.

Townsend, Johnny.  Mormon Underwear.  Booklocker.

Truong, Monique.  Bitter in the Mouth.  Random House.

Waters, John. Role Models. Farrar Straus & Giroux.

White, Edmund.  City Boy:  My Life in NY during 60s/70s. Bloomsbury.

Wilkins, Connie.  Time Well Bent: Queer Alternative Histories. Lethe Press.

Wunnicke, Christine/David Miller.  Missouri. Arsenal Pulp.

Xavier, Emanuel. If Jesus Were Gay & Other Poems.  Queer Mojo.

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9 Comments

  1. Paul G. Bens, Jr.
    Posted November 1, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Permalink | Reply

    So, these are all of the titles in the running for the final list?

    • blogando
      Posted November 8, 2010 at 8:52 am | Permalink | Reply

      Yes!

  2. blogando
    Posted November 1, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Yes! This is our master list of nominations from our committee members. Pretty cool hmmm?

    Thanks for your interest!!

  3. Posted November 3, 2010 at 8:33 am | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you for the nomination! I appreciate it very much. And I love this list, with so many great works to read. Just last month I picked up Alan Berube’s “Coming Out” book about WWII – lots of great info there.

  4. Posted November 5, 2010 at 8:21 am | Permalink | Reply

    One correction: the Julie Enszer title is published by A Midsummer Night’s Press, not “Dream” as you have it currently listed.

    • blogando
      Posted November 8, 2010 at 8:50 am | Permalink | Reply

      OOps, sorry!

  5. Posted November 16, 2010 at 8:45 am | Permalink | Reply

    The fact that I’m on this list is mindblowing to me. I’m very appreciative – it’s a dream come true. Glad to see Raymond Luczak and Julie Enszer. Their books of poetry were fantastic. I also enjoyed Emanuel Xavier’s book. I’m in good company – and you’ve provided me a great shopping list for the holidays.

    -Bryan

  6. Posted November 16, 2010 at 9:16 am | Permalink | Reply

    Wonderful list. It would be helpful if there was an indication on each book, of it’s genre: fiction, poetry, essays, non-fiction. Most of it is obvious, but for the poetry it’s not. Just a thought.

  7. Posted January 9, 2011 at 12:56 am | Permalink | Reply

    How delightful to find myself on a list with so many authors I admire. When I discovered my name, I immediately contacted my publisher, but to my surprise she said she hadn’t been asked yet to send any books to judges. Should I be worried? Is there something the publisher or I should be doing?

    If this is a duplicate, I apologize. My computer is being weird today.

    Ruth Sims

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