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FELIX EVER AFTER

One of our recommended books is Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

From Stonewall and Lambda Award–winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time.

Felix Love has never been in love—and, yes, he’s painfully aware of the irony. He desperately wants to know what it’s like and why it seems so easy for everyone but him to find someone. What’s worse is that, even though he is proud of his identity, Felix also secretly fears that he’s one marginalization too many—Black, queer, and transgender—to ever get his own happily-ever-after.

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BECOMING DUCHESS GOLDBLATT

One of our recommended books is Becoming Duchess Goldblatt by Anonymous

Part memoir and part joyful romp through the fields of imagination, the story behind a beloved pseudonymous Twitter account reveals how a writer deep in grief rebuilt a life worth living.

Becoming Duchess Goldblatt is two stories: that of the reclusive real-life writer who created a fictional character out of loneliness and thin air, and that of the magical Duchess Goldblatt herself, a bright light in the darkness of social media. Fans around the world are drawn to Her Grace’s voice, her wit, her life-affirming love for all humanity, and the fun and friendship of the community that’s sprung up around her.

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THE FALLING WOMAN

One of our recommended books is The Falling Woman by Richard Farrell

First, it’s just a barely believable rumor: one person may have survived the midair explosion of a passenger jet on a cross-country course from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco. But soon she becomes a national media sensation when “the Falling Woman,” as the press dubs her, is said to have been taken to a Wichita hospital—and then to have disappeared without a trace.

As a dedicated National Transportation Safety Bureau agent joins the search for clues, he becomes drawn into the woman’s moving and personal fight to keep secret the story of her survival, even from her own family,

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MEMBERS ONLY

One of our recommended books is Members Only by Sameer Pandya

First the white members of Raj Bhatt’s posh tennis club call him racist. Then his life falls apart. Along the way, he wonders: where does he, a brown man, belong in America?

Raj Bhatt is often unsure of where he belongs. Having moved to America from Bombay as a child, he knew few Indian kids. Now middle-aged, he lives mostly happily in California, with a job at a university. Still, his white wife seems to fit in better than he does at times, especially at their tennis club, a place he’s cautiously come to love.

But it’s there that,

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MAD, BAD & DANGEROUS TO KNOW

One of our recommended books is Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed

Told in alternating narratives that bridge centuries, the latest novel from New York Times bestselling author Samira Ahmed traces the lives of two young women fighting to write their own stories and escape the pressure of cultural expectations in worlds too long defined by men.It’s August in Paris and 17-year-old Khayyam Maquet—American, French, Indian, Muslim—is at a crossroads. This holiday with her parents should be a dream trip for the budding art historian. But her maybe-ex-boyfriend is probably ghosting her, she might have just blown her chance at getting into her dream college, and now all she really wants is to be back home in Chicago figuring out her messy life instead of brooding in the City of Light.Two hundred years before Khayyam’s summer of discontent,

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PASS WITH CARE

One of our recommended books is Pass With Care by Cooper Lee Bombardier

Pass with Care is the story of one person’s quest for identity, meaning, and manhood—told through the transgender experience of becoming a writer.

Cooper Lee Bombardier weaves together a lyrical blend of personal essays, poetry, and interview transcripts, set against the backdrops of working-class New England, the queer punk scene of early ’90s San Francisco, and the gritty deserts of New Mexico. By documenting trans history through his life in the arts, trans elder Bombardier lends much-needed insight into the lives, coming out, and transitions of older transgender people.

Pass with Care: Memoirs offers a bridge between queer and trans generations,

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