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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 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 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 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 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 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.
By David K Yeh. 2018
Meet the Garneau boys, triplets from small-town Ontario. Daniel the "eldest" is gay, and moves to Toronto with his best… friend Karen to attend university. Eventually, he meets David, a bike mechanic whose Catholic Italian mother talks to her dead husbands. Their chemistry is immediate, but Daniel is still drawn to his ex-boyfriend Marcus, a performance artist whose grandfather was a book-burning Nazi. A a rollicking dramedy that explores the compulsive and (ultimately) universal human pursuit of intimacy, sex, and love. 2018.
By Joseph Hansen. 1991
Despite failing health and his lover's objections, gay, wealthy, ex-private investigator Dave Brandstetter comes out of retirement for one last… case. A young bruised boy claims he was kidnapped after witnessing a shooting. The victim is an ex-con crack addict and rock guitarist, and the girl who kidnapped the child is a suspect. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 1991.
By Gail Bowen. 2010
A young woman hands her baby to a perfect stranger - the daughter of Delia Wainberg, a lawyer in the… same firm as Joanne Kilbourn's husband - and disappears. One close look at the child suggests a family relationship, and soon the truth about the child Delia gave up for adoption years ago comes out. The boy must be Delia's grandson, but then his mother is found dead, sexually assaulted and murdered. Not only is there a killer on the loose, but the dead woman's partner is demanding custody of the child. Some descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. 2010. (A Joanne Kilbourn mystery)
By David Bergen. 2005
Ava Boatman and her brother, Jon, have come to Vietnam in search of their missing father, Charles. A Vietnam vet… with a terrible secret that has turned him into an emotionally distant loner, Charles has made a pilgrimage to a small Vietnamese village. As Ada and Jon try to find Charles, they also deal with their own fears, in completely different ways. Descriptions of sex and violence, some strong language. Winner of the 2005 Scotiabank Giller Prize.
By Annie Proulx. 2005
Two young men - a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy - meet in the summer of 1963, and unexpectedly forge… a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love. 1997.
By Ronald Frame. 1999