New in July: Amanda Lee Koe, JY Yang, David S. Pederson, and More
Author: Edit Team
July 8, 2019
July is here, and we’re back with some new LGBTQ books for your summer reading list!
We’re looking forward to Amanda Lee Koe’s novel, Delayed Rays of a Star (Nan A. Talese), that begins with “a chance encounter at a Berlin soirée in 1928” between three noted cinematic figures.
More from the publisher:
At a chance encounter at a Berlin soirée in 1928, the photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captures three very different women together in one frame: up-and-coming German actress Marlene Dietrich, who would wend her way into Hollywood as one of its lasting icons; Anna May Wong, the world’s first Chinese American star, playing for bit parts while dreaming of breaking away from her father’s modest laundry; and Leni Riefenstahl, whose work as a director would first make her famous–then, infamous.
From this curious point of intersection, Delayed Rays of a Star lets loose the trajectories of these women’s lives. From Weimar Berlin to LA’s Chinatown, from a seaside resort in East Germany to a luxury apartment on the Champs-Élysées, the different settings they inhabit are as richly textured as the roles they play: siren, muse, predator, or lover, each one a carefully calibrated performance.
In speculative fiction, this month brings Ascent to Godhood (Tor.com), the latest in JY Yang’s Tensorate series:
For fifty years, the Protector ruled, reshaping her country in her image and driving her enemies to the corners of the map. For half a century the world turned around her as she built her armies, trained her Tensors, and grasped at the reins of fate itself. Now she is dead. Her followers will quiver, her enemies rejoice.
But in one tavern, deep in rebel territory, her greatest enemy drowns her sorrows. Lady Han raised a movement that sought the Protector’s head, yet now she can only mourn her loss. She remembers how it all began, when the Protector was young, not yet crowned, and a desperate dancing girl dared to fall in love with her.
For fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Ultimate Fan Guide to RuPaul’s Drag Race by John Davis & Paul Borchers (Smith Street Books) is out this month:
Buckle up hunties, as we spill the T on the greatest reality show! This ultimate guide celebrates all the queens that have sashayed the runway from seasons 1 to 10 and All Stars seasons 1 to 3 – all 127 fierce performers are included and all are illustrated by talented artist Paul Borcher!
And in crime fiction, this month brings the US publication of Slugger (Pushkin Vertigo), book three in Martin Holmén’s Swedish crime series about bisexual ex-boxer Harry Kvist, and Death Takes a Bow (Bold Strokes Books), the fourth book in David S. Pederson’s Detective Heath Barrington series.
As always, if we missed an author or book, or if you have a book coming out next month, please email us.
- Delayed Rays of a Star by Amanda Lee Koe, Nan A. Talese
- Feast Day of the Cannibals by Norman Lock, Bellevue Literary Press
- Imagoes: A Queer Anthology by Jamal Jones, Love Pain & Poetry
- The Light Source by Kim Magowan, 7.13 Books
- Say Say Say by Lila Savage, Knopf
- Stay and Fight by Madeline ffitch, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
- Coming Together: The Cinematic Elaboration of Gay Male Life, 1945-1979 by Ryan Powell, University of Chicago Press
- People I’ve Met From The Internet by Stephen Van Dyck, Ricochet Editions
- Terence Rattigan: The Playwright as Battlefield by Peter Wolfe, Lexington Books
- The Ultimate Fan Guide to RuPaul’s Drag Race by John Davis & Paul Borchers, Smith Street Books
- Abuses of the Erotic: Militarizing Sexuality in the Post-Cold War United States by Josh Cerretti, University of Nebraska Press
- Beautiful Untrue Things: Forging Oscar Wilde’s Extraordinary Afterlife by Gregory Mackie, University of Toronto Press
- From Sodomy Laws to Same-Sex Marriage: International Perspectives since 1789 by Sean Brady & Mark Seymour, Bloomsbury Academic
- Inside Killjoy’s Kastle: Dykey Ghosts, Feminist Monsters, and other Lesbian Hauntings by Allyson Mitchell & Cait McKinney, UBC Press
- Reading Sideways: The Queer Politics of Art in Modern American Fiction by Dana Seitler, Fordham University Press
- Transgender Health and Medicine: History, Practice, Research, and the Future by Dana Jennett Bevan Ph.D., Praeger
Young Adult and Children’s Literature
- The Boy and Girl Who Broke the World by Amy Reed, Simon Pulse
- Destroy All Monsters by Sam J. Miller, HarperTeen
- IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All by Chelsea Johnson, LaToya Council, Carolyn Choi & Ashley Seil Smith, Dottir Press
- Me Myself & Him by Chris Tebbetts, Delacorte Press
- Please Send Help by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin, Wednesday Books
- Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
- Wilder Girls by Rory Power, Delacorte Press
- You Be You!: The Kid’s Guide to Gender, Sexuality, and Family by Jonathan Branfman & Julie Benbassat, Jessica Kingsley Publishers
- Beautiful Dreamer by Melissa Brayden, Bold Strokes Books
- Because I Said So by Karin Kallmaker, Bella Books
- In My Heart by Bette Hawkins, Bella Books
- Incognito by VK Powell, Bold Strokes Books
- Insult to Injury by Gun Brooke, Bold Strokes Books
- Just One Moment by Dena Blake, Bold Strokes Books
- Perfect Match: Book Two by Mildred Gail Digby, Regal Crest
- Scene of the Crime by MJ Williamz, Bold Strokes Books
- The Secret Chord by Virginia Hale, Bella Books
- Unknown Forces by Samantha Hicks, Affinity eBook Press
- The Woman at the Edge of Town by Georgette Kaplan, Ylva Publishing
Graphic Novels/Illustrated Books
- The Life & Times of Butch Dykes: Portraits of Artists, Leaders, and Dreamers Who Changed the World by Eloisa Aquino, Microcosm Publishing
- Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide by Kate Charlesworth, Myriad Editions
- They Called Us Enemy by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott & Harmony Becker, Top Shelf Productions
- Tonta by Jaime Hernandez, Fantagraphics
- Ascent to Godhood by JY Yang, Tor.com
- Endangered by Michelle Larkin, Bold Strokes Books
- Imperfect Commentaries by Ruthanna Emrys, Lethe Press
- This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar & Max Gladstone, Gallery / Saga Press
- Deadeye by Meredith Doench, Bold Strokes Books
- Death Takes a Bow by David S. Pederson, Bold Strokes Books
- Raised by Wolves by Geonn Cannon, Supposed Crimes, LLC
- Slugger by Martin Holmén, Pushkin Vertigo
- The Lie: A Memoir of Two Marriages, Catfishing & Coming Out by William Dameron, Little A
- Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family by Amanda Jette Knox, Viking
- Uncomfortable Labels: My Life as a Gay Autistic Trans Woman by Laura Kate Dale, Jessica Kingsley Publishers