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By Jim Grimsley. 1996
For Nathan first love is not easy. But in a climate of domestic violence, it might be the only thing… to save him from the attentions of a drunken father. In the rural South filled with hatred and meanness, Nathan has to hide his secret and love from his friends, church and family. Explicit descriptions of sex and violence. 1996.
By Nevada Barr. 2001
By Janet E Cameron. 2013
It's the spring of 1987 and 17-year-old Stephen Shulevitz has less than three months left of high school in the… small town in rural Nova Scotia where he's spent most of his life. But as Stephen prepares to leave Riverside behind he falls in love with exactly the wrong person. And just like that, everything changes. What follows is emotionally devastating, but Stephen survives with his compassion and sense of humour intact and, at the end, he is ready to accept himself and take steps towards finding happiness on his own terms. Senior High. 2013.
By Cecil Dawkins. 1985
Charlene lives on a Kansas cattle ranch with her domineering mother, Belle. When Juna, a schoolteacher, comes to live with… them, she and Charley forge a powerful lesbian alliance that threatens Belle's control. Some strong language. 1985.
By André Aciman. 2007
Each summer Elio's parents host a scholar in their home on the Italian Riviera. Oliver, a young academic from America… arrives, igniting in seventeen-year-old Elio a passionate longing and desire. Years later Elio recollects his search for intimacy during that transformative season. Some descriptions of sex. 2007.
By Pearl Luke. 2000
Percy Turner is isolated in a forest service station for the seventh summer in a row. Here she scans for… smoke from potential forest fires and attempts to distract herself from family secrets, memories of her home town, and her love for her childhood friend Marlea. When Percy does sight smoke, she must confront both the fires that threaten the forest and her own emotional turmoil. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. c2000.
By Gilbert Adair. 2004
A young British man comes to 1980's Paris to teach English and to taste the erotic life that has eluded… him in Britain. He's gay - most of the teachers at the school are gay - and he suddenly finds himself in the midst of a sexual free-for-all beyond his wildest dreams. Descriptions of sex. 2004.
By Julie Anne Peters. 2006
Fourteen-year-old Nick has a three-legged dog named Lucky 2, some pet fish, and two mothers, whose relationship complicates his entire… life as they face prejudice, work problems, alcoholism, cancer, and finally separation. Descriptions of sex, some descriptions of violence, strong language. For junior and senior high readers. 2006.
By Andrew O'Hagan. 2006
When an English priest, David Anderton, takes over a small Scottish parish, not everyone is ready to accept him. He… does make friends with two local youths, Mark and Lisa, but the town seems to grow darker each night as he clashes with a world and a language that he barely understands. Fate comes calling, and before the summer is out David's quiet life is the focus of public hysteria. Some strong language and descriptions of sex. 2006.
By Diana J Wieler. 1989
When A.J. is accepted on the Triple A hockey team, he believes that his life is finally coming together. But… everything falls apart when he discovers that his best friend, Tulsa, is gay. Winner of the 1989 Governor General's Award. For junior and senior high readers. 1989.
By Francesca Lia Block. 1995
Sixteen-year-old Dirk McDonald comes to terms with being gay. He is consumed with self-loathing because of his unrequited love for… his best friend. While recuperating from a savage beating, Dirk is comforted by surreal visitations from his deceased parents. Includes strong language. Senior high. Companion to "Weetzie Bat". c1995.
By Jamie O'Neill. 2001
Jim Mack is a naïve young scholar and the son of a foolish, aspiring shopkeeper. Doyler Doyle is the rough-diamond… son of Mr. Mack's old army pal. Out at the Forty Foot, that great jut of rock where gentlemen bathe in the nude, the two boys make a pact: Doyler will teach Jim to swim, and in a year, on Easter of 1916, they will swim to the distant beacon of Muglins Rock and claim that island for themselves. All the while Mr. Mack, who has grand plans for a corner shop empire, remains unaware of the depth of the boys' burgeoning friendship and of the changing landscape of a nation. 2001.
By Susan Juby. 2007
Sixteen-year-old Alex, a champion western rider, switches to riding dressage. At the stables he meets Cleo, a girl banished to… boarding school by her Hollywood parents. Becoming friends, the teens search for identity - neglected Cleo by partying and closeted Alex by experimenting sexually. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex and violence. For senior high readers. 2007.
By Stephen McCauley. 2006
Gay Boston real estate agent William Collins finds his sales slipping due to his obsessive-compulsive daily cleaning binges and nightly… online cruising for hookups. There are also his worries about his best friend, Edward, whom he's certainly not in love with. Then he meets clients Charlotte and Samuel, and decides he might learn something from a happy couple, but what he ultimately discovers challenges his assumptions about real estate, love, and desire. Some strong language. Explicit descriptions of sex. 2006.
By Sarah Waters. 2008
Set in and around the women's prison at Milbank in the 1870s. Following the death of her father, Margaret Prior… has decided to pursue some 'good work' with the lady criminals of one of London's most notorious gaols. Surrounded by prisoners, murderers and common thieves, Margaret feels herself drawn to one of the prisons more unlikely inmates - the imprisoned spiritualist Selina Dawes. 2008.
By Jane Rule. 1989
Four women sense that love has failed them. As they try to put their lives in order, they come to… value their friendship with each other. Set in an island community off the British Columbia coast. Some strong language. Winner of the 1991 CNIB Torgi Award. 1989.
By Joanna Trollope. 1989
Alice moves with her family to a peaceful English village where she hopes to overcome her depression, but it is… her lesbian relationship with vivacious Clodagh that changes Alice's life. 1989.
By Robin Reardon. 2010
November 1972. The Vietnam War is rumored to be drawing to a close, and for sixteen-year-old Paul Landon, the end… can’t come soon enough. The end will mean his older brother Chris, the family’s golden child, returning home from the Army for good. But while home on leave, Chris entrusts Paul with a secret: He’s gay. And when Chris is killed in action, Paul is beset by grief and guilt, haunted by knowledge he can’t share. For senior high and older readers. 2010.
By Philippe Tapon. 1997
Tapon describes his meeting with Darren, an HIV-positive gay American living in Paris, and Darren's wish to have a book… written about his life. The author then blends fiction with autobiography, keeping the reader informed of the novel's progress as Darren tells his story. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1997.
By Samuel Larochelle. 2013
'' À l'aube de ses 20 ans, Émile Leclair quitte sa Gaspésie natale et déménage à Montréal, pressé de vivre… ses premières expériences amoureuses. S'il laisse avec peine son amie Lilie et son incomparable mamma, c'est dans la joie qu'il arpente les rues de la métropole... et les fiches des sites de rencontres. Lucide et naïf, démonstratif et mal assuré, assoiffé d'authenticité, mais en pleine crise d'identité, le jeune photographe tentera de répondre aux questions qui suis-je ? et quand est-ce qu'on frenche ? , sans perdre de vue l'amoureux-amant-ami qu'il rêve de rencontrer. Confronté aux multiples joies, déceptions et humiliations du dating, Émile devra affronter en parallèle les effets collatéraux engendrés par la mort de son père, survenue quatre ans plus tôt. " -- 4e de couv.