New in October: Chloe Caldwell, Sarah Schulman, Anna-Marie McLemore, Rita Mae Brown, and Rabih Alameddine
Author: Edit Team
October 6, 2016
October is here, bringing with it a slew of new books to enjoy.
Award winning author Rabih Alameddine’s new novel Angel of History (Atlantic Monthly Press) provides a provocative, profound, and humorous examination of a gay poet’s troubled personal history.
From the publisher:
Set over the course of one night in the waiting room of a psych clinic, The Angel of History follows Yemeni-born poet Jacob as he revisits the events of his life, from his maternal upbringing in an Egyptian whorehouse to his adolescence under the aegis of his wealthy father and his life as a gay Arab man in San Francisco at the height of AIDS. Hovered over by the presence of alluring, sassy Satan who taunts Jacob to remember his painful past and dour, frigid Death who urges him to forget and give up on life, Jacob is also attended to by 14 saints. Set in Cairo and Beirut; Sana’a, Stockholm, and San Francisco; Alameddine gives us a charged philosophical portrait of a brilliant mind in crisis. This is a profound, philosophical and hilariously winning story of the war between memory and oblivion we wrestle with every day of our lives.
This month, Thomas Dunne Books is releasing Lambda Literary Emerging LGBTQ Voices Fellow Anna-Marie McLemore’s new book When the Moon was Ours. The young adult novel is a fantastical portrait of a fantastical friendship:
Anna-Marie McLemore’s debut novel The Weight of Feathers was greeted with rave reviews, a YALSA Morris Award nomination, and spots on multiple “Best YA Novels” lists. Now, McLemore delivers a second stunning and utterly romantic novel, again tinged with magic.
To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel’s skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they’re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up.
In I’ll Tell You in Person (Emily Books), writer Chloe Caldwell, with a wry sense of self-awareness, candidly maps her own personal and romantic failings.:
Flailing in jobs, failing at love, getting addicted and un-addicted to people, food, and drugs—I’ll Tell You in Person is a disarmingly frank account of attempts at adulthood and all the less than perfect ways we get there. Caldwell has an unsparing knack for looking within and reporting back what’s really there, rather than what she’d like you to see.
This month sees the release of Conflict is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair (Arsenal Pulp Press), a provocative new book from author Sarah Schulman:
From intimate relationships to global politics, Sarah Schulman observes a continuum: that inflated accusations of harm are used to avoid accountability. Illuminating the difference between Conflict and Abuse, Schulman directly addresses our contemporary culture of scapegoating. This deep, brave, and bold work reveals how punishment replaces personal and collective self-criticism, and shows why difference is so often used to justify cruelty and shunning. Rooting the problem of escalation in negative group relationships, Schulman illuminates the ways in which cliques, communities, families, and religious, racial, and national groups bond through the refusal to change their self-concept. She illustrates how Supremacy behaviour and Traumatized behaviour resemble each other, through a shared inability to tolerate difference.
Bantam is releasing Cakewalk, a new novel from author Rita Mae Brown that continues her popular Runnymede series.
Continuing in the exuberant tradition of Six of One, Bingo, and Loose Lips, New York Times bestselling author Rita Mae Brown returns to her much-loved fictional hamlet of Runnymede, whose memorable citizens are welcoming both the end of the Great War and the beginning of a new era.
The night a riot breaks out at the Capitol Theater movie house—during a Mary Pickford picture, no less—you can bet that the Hunsenmeir sisters, Louise and Julia, are nearby. Known locally as Wheezie and Juts, the inimitable, irrepressible, distinctly freethinking sisters and their delightful circle of friends are coming of age in a shifting world—and are determined to understand their place in it. Across town, the well-to-do Chalfonte siblings are preparing for the upcoming wedding of brother Curtis. But for youngest sister Celeste, the celebration brings about a change she never expected and a lesson about love she’ll not soon forget.
As always, if we missed an author or book, or if you have a book coming out next month, please email us.
- Angel of History by Rabih Alameddine, Atlantic Monthly Press
- Beautiful Gravity by Martin Hyatt, Antibookclub
- Candyass by Nick Comilla, Arsenal Pulp Press
- Cakewalk by Rita Mae Brown, Bantam
- Eros and Dust by Trebor Healy, Lethe Press
- Life in Death by M. Ullrich, Bold Strokes Victory Editions
- The Sacred Best by Bev Lessik, Bedazzled Ink Publishing
- Tallulah Bankhead Slept Here by Sam Lollar, Bold Strokes Liberty Editions
- A Thin Bright Line by Lucy Jane Bledsoe University of Wisconsin Press
- Whilst I Was Out by Sara Stewart, Pegasus Books
- A Very Queer Family Indeed: Sex, Religion, and the Bensons in Victorian Britain by Simon Goldhill, University of Chicago Press
- Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache: How Music Came Out by Martin Aston, Constable
- Conflict is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair by Sarah Schulman, Aresenal Pulp Press
- Dead Feminists: Historic Heroines in Living Color by Chandler O’Leary and Jessica Spring, Sasquach Books
- Fashionably Late: Gay, Bi, and Trans Men Who Came Out Later in Life edited by Vinnie Kinsella, Eldredge Books
- Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York by Donald Albrecht, Skira Rizzoli
- No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies by E. Patrick Johnson, Duke University Press
- Speak its Name! Quotations by and about Gay Men and Women edited by Christopher Tinker, National Portrait Gallery
- The Queer Film Festival: Popcorn and Politics by Stuart Richards, Palgrave Macmillan
- Before I Do: A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay and Otherwise by Elizabeth F. Schwartz, The New Press
- Deregulating Desire: Flight Attendant Activism, Family Politics, and Workplace Justice by Patrick Ryan Murphy, Temple University Press
- Discourses on LGBT Asylum in the UK by Thibaut Raboin, Manchester University Press
- Edward II and a Literature of Same-Sex Love: The Gay King in Fiction, 1590-1640 by Michael G. Cornelius, Lexington Books
- Pink 2.0 Encoding Queer Cinema on the Internet by Noah A. Tsika, Indiana University Press
- Pride Parades: How a Parade Changed the World by Katherine McFarland Bruce, NYU Press
- Queer Sexualities in Early Film: Cinema and Male-Male Intimacy by Shane Brown, I.B. Tauris
- Troubling the Teaching and Learning of Gender and Sexuality Diversity in South African Education by Dennis A. Francis, Palgrave Macmillan
- Beast by Brie Spangler, Random House Children’s Books
- The ABC’s of LGBT+: Understanding and Embacing Your Identity by Ashley Mardell, Mango
- When the Moon was Ours by
- Camp Rewind by Meghan O’Brien, Bold Strokes Books
- Cross Purposes by Gina L. Dartt, Bold Strokes Books
- Delayed Gratification: The Honeymoon by Meghan O’Brien, Bold Strokes Impressions
- Imperfect Truth by CA Popovich, Bold Strokes Books
- Piece of Cake: The Wedding by Gun Brooke, Bold Strokes Books
- Lands End by Jackie D, Bold Strokes Liberty Editions
- Life in Death by By M. Ullrich, Bold Stokes Books
- Lysistrata Cove by Dena Hankins, Bold Strokes Liberty Editions
- Return to Paradise by Laina Villeneuve, Bella Books
- The Second Wave by Jean Copeland, Bold Strokes Books
- Serious Potential by Maggie Cummings, Bold Strokes Books
- Smoldering Desires by C. E. Knipes, Bold Strokes Liberty Editions
- Taste by Kris Bryant, Bold Strokes Books
- Valley of Fire by Missouri Vaun, Bold Strokes Books
- Virgin Territory by Kenna White, Bella Books
- A Woman of Strong Purpose by S. M. Harding, Bella Books
- Angels Fall by N.S. Berane, Lethe Press
- Down on Your Knees by Lee Thomas, Lethe Press
- Heartsnare by Steven B. Williams, Lethe Press
- The Kissing Booth Girl and Other Stories by A.C. Wise, Lethe Press
- Lily by Michael Thomas Ford, Lethe Press
- A Taste of Honey by
- Vortex of Crimson by Lise MacTague, Bella Books
- A Kind of Justice by Renee James, Oceanview Publishing
- Tempered Steele: Hard Edges by M. E. Logan, Bella Books
- BALLS: It Takes Some to Get Some by Chris Edwards, Greenleaf Book Group Press
- Before Pictures by Douglas Crimp, University of Chicago Press
- Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded by Hannah Hart, Dey Street Books
- The Clancy’s of Queens: A Memoir by Tara Clancy, Crown Publishing
- The Fall of the House of Wilde by Emer O’Sullivan, Bloomsbury
- I’ll Tell You In Person by Chloe Caldwell, Coffee House Press
- Immortal for Quite Some Time by Scott Abbott, University of Utah Press
- King James and the History of Homosexuality by Michael Young, Fonthill Media
- One-Man Show: The Life and Art of Bernard Perlin by Michael Schreiber, Bruno Gmuender
- Sam Smith: The Biography by Joe Allen, Lesser Gods
- The Case of Alan Turing: The Extraordinary and Tragic Story of the Legendary Codebreaker by Eric Liberge and Arnaud Delalande, Arsenal Pulp Press
- The Gay Preacher’s Wife: How My Gay Husband Deconstructed My Life and Reconstructed My Faith by Lydia Meredith, Gallery Books
- Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan Coyote, Arsenal Pulp Press
- The Field by by
- Glamourpuss by Cat Frtizpatrick, Topside Press