June is Gay Pride Month, and in its honor we’re featuring titles that give perspective on the LGBTQ experience and take on issues faced by the community.
Marriage of a Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu
A necessary and exciting addition to both the Sri Lankan-American and LGBTQ canons, SJ Sindu’s debut novel offers a moving and sharply rendered exploration of friendship, family, love, and loss.
A Natural by Ross Raisin
A captivating novel about masculinity, friendship, and love set against the high-stakes, high-pressure backdrop of competitive soccer.
A House Among the Trees by Julia Glass
In Julia Glass’s fifth book since her acclaimed novel Three Junes won the National Book Award, she gives us the story of an unusual bond between a world-famous writer and his assistant—a richly plotted novel of friendship and love, artistic ambition, the perils of celebrity, and the power of an unexpected legacy.
Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life In and Out of Jazz by Fred Hersch
A memoir of jazz, New York, HIV, a coma, and an awakening, and a lifetime of groundbreaking music.
The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
A dazzling family love story reminiscent of Everything I Never Told You from a novelist heralded by Lorrie Moore as a “great new talent.”
How to Survive a Summer by Nick White
A searing debut novel centering around a gay-to-straight conversion camp in Mississippi and a man’s reckoning with the trauma he faced there as a teen.