The Over the Rainbow Committee is proud to announce the list of nominees for the next Over the Rainbow List. We have a total of 175 books under consideration this year, each nominated by at least one member of the committee, and will be working hard between now and the ALA Midwinter Meeting in January to determine our final list. Check back here after ALA Midwinter 2014 to see our complete annotated bibliography. In the meantime, check out some of these great LGBT titles!
Abbott, Alysia. Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father. W.W. Norton and Company.
Antoniou, Laura. The Killer Wore Leather. Cleis Press.
Apelquist, Eva. LGBTQ Families: The Ultimate Teen Guide. Scarecrow Press.
Argo, Rhiannon. Girls I’ve Run Away With. Moonshine Press.
Baim, Tracy. Gay Press, Gay Power: The Growth of LGBT Community Newspapers in America. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Barr, Damien. Maggie & Me. Bloomsbury Publishing PLC.
Barth, Kelly. My Almost Certainly Real Imaginary Jesus. Arktoi Press.
Barton, Bernadette. Pray the Gay Away: Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays. NYU
Baumgardner, Jennifer and Madeliene Kunin, Editors. We Do! American Leaders Who Believe in Marriage Equality. Akashic Books.
Beach-Ferrara, Jasmine. Damn Love. Ig Publishing.
Bell, Brad. Husbands. Dark Horse Books.
Benemann, William. Men In Eden: William Drummond and Same-Sex Desire in the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade. Bison Books.
Benjamin, Larry. Damaged Angels. Beaten Track Publishing.
Bergman, David. Fortunate Light. Midsummer’s Night Press.
Bergman, S. Bear. Blood, Marriage, Wine, Glitter. Arsenal Pulp Press.
Berman, Steve, Editor. Wilde Stories: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction 2012. Lethe Press
Berry, Selisse, Editor. Out & Equal at Work: From Closet to Corner Office. Out & Equal Workplace Advocates.
Berstein, Mary and Verta Taylor. Marrying Kind? Debating Same-Sex Marriage Within the Lesbian and Gay Movement. University of Minnesota Press.
Binnie, Imogen. Nevada. Topside Press.
Blackadder, Jesse. The Raven’s Heart. Bywater Books.
Borich, Barrie Jean. Body Geographic. University of Nebraska Press.
Bouchard, Michel Marc. Tom at the Farm. Talon Books.
Bowes, Richard. Dust Devil on a Quiet Street. Lethe Press.
Brandreth, Gyles. Oscar Wilde and the Murders at Reading Gaol. Touchstone Books.
Brechneff, Christian. The Greek House. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.
Cardamone, Tom, Editor. The Lavender Menace: Tales of Queer Villiany. Northwest Press.
Chandler, Jessica. Pickle in the Middle Murder. Midnight Ink.
Chavez, Michael. Haze. Regal Crest Enterprises.
Chin, Alan. The Plain of Bitter Honey. Bold Strokes Books.
Choi, Susan. My Education. Viking
Christensen, Charles and Carol Queen, Editors. Anything That Love. Northwest Press.
Claxton, Crin. A Supernatural Detective. Bold Strokes.
Cooper, T. Real Man Adventures. McSweeny’s.
Cullen, Nancy Jo. Canary. Biblioasis Books.
Currier, James. What Comes Around. Chelsea Station Editions.
Daring, C.B., et al. Queering Anarchism: Addressing and Undressing Power and Desire. AK Press.
Davis, Theresa. After This We Go Dark. Sibling Rivalry Press.
Davis, Will. The Trapese Artist. Bloombury USA.
Dawn, Amber. How Poetry Saved My Life. Arsenal Pulp Press.
Derfner, Joel. Lawfully Wedded Husband: How My Gay Marriage Will Save the American Family. University of Wisconsin Press.
Destino, Nicolas. Heartwrecks. Sibling Rivalry Press.
Dimitrov, Alex. Begging for It. Fourway Books.
Ditto, Beth and Michelle Tea. Coal to Diamonds: A Memoir. Spiegel & Grau.
Dohrenwend, Anne. Coming Around: Parenting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Kids. New Horizon Press.
Dubé, Peter, Editor. Best Gay Stories 2012. Lethe Press.
Duberman, Martin. Martin Duberman Reader. The New Press.
Dumesnil. Cheryl. Love Song for Baby X: How I Stayed (Almost) Sane on the Rocky Road to Parenthood. Ig Publishing.
Duron, Lori. Raising My Rainbow: Adventures in Raising a Fabulous Gender Creative Son. Broadway Books.
Edward-Stout, Kergan. Gifts Not Yet Given and Other Tales of the Holidays. Circumspect Press.
Elias, Rayya. Harley Loco: A Memoir of Hard Living, Hair, and Post-Punk from the Middle East to the Lower Eastside. Viking Adult.
Elledge, Jim and David Groff. Editors. Who’s Yer Daddy: Gay Writers Celebrate their Mentors and Forerunners. University of Wisconsin Press.
Enszer, Julie R. Sisterhood. Sibling Rivalry Press.
Erhardt, Jean. Small Town Trouble. Lethe Press.
Evaristo, Bernardine. Mr. Loverman. Penguin Books, UK—Hamish Hamilton Imprint
Fahey, Paul, Editor. The Other Man: 21 Writers Speak Candidly About Sex, Love, Infidelity, and Moving On. JMS Books LLC.
Fields, L.A. My Dear Watson. Lethe Press.
Finbow, Steve. Allen Ginsberg. Reaktion Books.
Fishner, Shiri. Bi-Notes for a Bisexual Revolution. Seal Press.
Foster, Guy Mark. The Rest of Us. Tincture Press.
Frangione, Lucia. Leave of Absence. Talon Books.
Friedman, Jason K. Fire Year. Sarabande Books.
Gaskin, Gerard. Legendary: Inside the House Ball Scene. Duke University Press.
Georges, Nicole J. Calling Dr. Laura. Mariner Books.
Glave, Thomas. Among the Blood People. Akashic Books.
Gonzalez, Roberto. Autobiography of My Hungers. University of Wisconsin Press.
Gonzalez, Roberto. Red-Inked Retablos. University of Arizona Press.
Griffith, Nicola. Hild. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Gundy, Bud. Elf Gift. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Hall, Alexis. Glitterland. Riptide Publishing.
Hall, Caroline J. Addington. Thorn in the Flesh: How Gay Sexuality is Changing the Episcopal Church. Rowan & Littlefield.
Hardy, Janet. Girlfag: A Life Told in Sex and Musicals. Beyond Binary Books.
Harris, Reginald. Autogeography. Northwestern University Press.
Henderson, Lisa. Love and Money: Queers, Class and Cultural Production. NYU Press.
Hennessy, Christopher. Our Deep Gossip: Conversations with Gay Writers on Poetry and Desire. University of Wisconsin Press.
Hernandez, Gilbert. Julio’s Day. Fantagraphics Books.
Herrada, Gilles. Missing Myth: A New Vision of Same-Sex Love. Select Books.
Hoffert, Melanie. Prairie Silence. Beacon Press.
Hoffman, Amy. Lies About My Family. University of Massachusetts Press.
Hoffman, Joanna. Running for Trap Doors. Sibling Rivalry Press.
Howe, Cymene. Intimate Activism: The Struggle for Sexual Rights in Postrevolutionary Nicaragua. Duke University Press.
Hume, Robert J. Courthouse Democracy and Minority Rights: Same-Sex Marriage in the States. Oxford University Press.
Jarnot, Lisa. Robert Duncan, the Ambassador from Venus: A Biography. University of California Press.
Johnson, Tenea and Steve Berman, Editors. Heiresses of Russ 2013. Lethe Press.
Kelly, Collin. Render. Sibling Rivalry Press.
Killeen, Andrew. The Khalifah’s Mirror. Dedalus Limited
Klaber, William. The Rebellion of Miss Lucy Ann Lobdell. Greenleaf Book Press.
Klarman, Michael. From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage. Oxford University Press.
Kramer, Richard. These Things Happen. Unbridled Books.
Krughoff, Laura. My Brother’s Name: A Novel. Scarletta Press.
Law, Janice. Fires of London. Mysterious Press.
Leach, Marlene. The Inscrutable Mr. Elizabeth. Spinsters Ink.
Leddick, David. The Beauty of Men Never Dies. University of Wisconsin Press.
Levy, E.J. Love, in Theory. University of Georgia Press.
Liegegott, Ali. Cha Ching! City Lights Publishers.
Liss, Sarah. Army of Lovers: A Community History of Will Munro. Coach House Books.
LoGiudice, Joseph and Michael Carosone, Editors. Our Naked Lives: Essays from Gay Italian-American Men. Bordighera Press.
Lord, Catherine and Richard Meyer. Art and Queer Culture. Phaidon Press.
Mann, Jeff. A Romantic Man. Lethe Press.
Marans, Jon. A Strange and Separate People. Chelsea Station Editions.
Margolick, David. Dreadful: The Short Life and Gay Times of John Home Burns. Other Press.
Maroh, Julie. Blue is the Warmest Color. Arsenal Pulp Press.
McCourt, James. Lasting City. Liveright Editions.
McKenna, Neil. Fanny & Stella: The Young Men Who Shocked Victorian England. Faber and Faber.
McMullin, Dan Taulapapa. Coconut Milk. University of Arizona Press.
Meis, Vincent. Down in Cuba. Fallen Bros. Press.
Milk, Harvey. An Archive of Hope: Harvey Milk’s Speeches and Writings. University of California Press.
Mordden, Ethan. The Passionate Attention of Interesting Men. Magnus Books.
Negrón, Luis. Mundo Cruel. Seven Stories Press.
Nikolopoulos, Angelo. Obscenely Yours. Alice James Books.
Nolan, Monica. Maxie Mainwaring, Lesbian Dilettante. Kensington Publishing.
Noterdaeme, Filip. Autobiography of Daniel J. Isengart. Outpost 19 Books.
Packard, Georgeann. Paint the Bird. The Permanent Press.
Parker, Suzanne. Viral. Alice James Books.
Pena, Susana. Oye Loca: From the Mariel Boatlift to Gay Cuban Miami. University of Minnesota Press.
Picano, Felice. 20th Century Un-limited. Bold Strokes Books.
Pierceson, Jason. Editor. Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America: Promise and Resistance.
Plante, David. Becoming a Londoner: A Diary. Bloomsbury USA.
Powell, Kanithea. Butch: Never Judge a Butch by Her Cover. Qwest Press.
Purdy, James. The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy. W.W. Norton.
Rich, B. Ruby. New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut. Duke University Press.
Road, Cristy C. Spit and Passion. The Feminist Press.
Roberts, Ann. Point of Betrayal. Bella Books.
Rumaker, Michael. Robert Duncan in San Francisco. City Lights Publishers.
Sadowski, Michael. In a Queer Voice: Journeys of Resilience from Adolescence to Adulthood. Temple University Press.
Saenz, Benjamin Alire. Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club. Cinco Puntos Press.
San Filippo, Maria. The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television. Indiana University Press.
Sarguy, Sereno. Firefly. Archipelago books.
Savage, Dan. American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics. Dutton.
Schimel, Lawrence. Deleted Names. Midsummer’s Night Press.
Schulman, Sarah. Israel/Palestine and the Queer International. Duke University Press.
Scott, Melissa and Amy Griswold. Death by Silver. Lethe Press.
Sellner, Edward C. The Double: Male Eros, Friendships and Mentoring—From Gilgamesh to Kerouac. Lethe Press.
Shelton, Michael. Family Pride: What LGBT Families Should Know About Navigating Home, School, and Safety in their Neighborhoods. Beacon Press.
Short, Donn. Don’t be So Gay: Queers, Bullying, and Making Schools Safe. University of British Columbia Press.
Silva, Linda Kay. Magical Echo. Sapphire Books Publishing.
Shore, John. Unfair: Christians and the LGBT Question. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Skinner, M.L. Blue Light Special. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Sloin, Hillary. Art on Fire. Bywater Books.
Smith, Aaron. Appetite. University of Pittsburgh Press.
Somer, Mehmet Murat. The Serenity Murders. Penguin Group.
Stone, Carrie and John G. Culhane. Same Sex Legal Kit for Dummies. John Wiley & Sons.
Strong, Sarah Pemberton. The Fainting Room. Ig Publishing.
Suri, Manil. City of Devi. W.W. Norton & Company.
Sycamore, Mattilda Bernstein. End of San Francisco. City Lights Publishers.
Tarttelin, Abigail. Golden Boy. Atria Books.
Terry, Daniel Nathan. Waxwings. Lethe Press.
Tiemeyer, Phil. Plane Queer: Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants. University of California Press.
Thompson, Joyce. How to Greet Strangers. Lethe Press.
Tolbert, T.C. and Tim Trace Peterson. Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetics. Nightboat Press.
Tomaso, Carla. Frozen. Carma Publishing.
Trasandes, Monica. Broken Like This. Thomas Dunne.
Van Cleve, Stewart. Land of 10,000 Loves: A History of Queer Minnesota. University of Minnesota Press.
van Praag, Menna. The House at the End of Hope Street. Pamela Dorman Books/Viking.
Vine, Barbara. The Child’s Child. Scribner.
Vitagliano, Paul. Born this Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay. Quick Books.
Volpert, Megan. This Assignment is so Gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching. Sibling Rivalry Press.
Walby, Kevin. Touching Encounters: Sex, Work, and Male-to-Male Internet Escorting. University of Chicago Press.
Waldron, John. A Father’s Angels. Hurst Brandon Press.
Walker, William S. Desire: Tales of New Orleans. Chelsea Station Editions.
Warner, Sara. Acts of Gaiety: LGBT Performance and the Politics of Pleasure. University of Michigan Press.
Wearing, Alison. Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter: Growing Up with a Gay Dad. Knopf Canada.
Weyer, Hannah. On the Come Up. Nan A. Talese-Knopf/Doubleday.
Wharton, James. Out in the Army: My Life as a Gay Soldier. Biteback Publishing.
Wheeler, Deborah. Collaborators. Dragon Moon Press.
Whitaker, Rick. An Honest Ghost. Jaded Ibis Press.
Winterson, Jeanette. The Daylight Gate. Hammer Books.
Witkowski, Michal. Lovetown. Portobello Books.
Wojnarowicz, David, Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger. 7 Miles a Second. Fantagraphics Books.
Woods, Chavisa. The Albino Album. Seven Stories Press.
Worsley, Kate. She Rises. Bloomsbury USA.
Wrenn, Greg. Centaur. University of Wisconsin Press.
Xavier, Rizi. An UnSpoken Compromise. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Yip Lo Kam, Lucetta. Shanghai Lelas: Female Tongzhi Communities and Politics in Urban China. Hong Kong University Press.
Yue, Audrey. Queer Singapore: Illiberal Citizenship and Mediated Cultures. Hong Kong University Press.
Zelman, David (Mohamed, Mohammed al Mohammad and Youssef Fakin). Al-Qaeda’s Super Secret Weapon. Northwest Press.