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December 1, 2012

The Best LGBT Books of 2012: 87 Authors Select Their Favorites

6a00d8341cc27e53ef017ee5bcb292970d-100wiAre all our successes making us postgay? Or, is leaving the gay ghetto – as the protagonists in two of the highest vote-getters pictured here do literally —  less about moving away from gay-centric plots and more about queering the traditional themes of the midcentury British women’s novel (Coral Glynn), the family and friends bound by tragedy novel (Carry the One), the friends through the decades novel (Jack Holmes), the contemporary marriage novel (The Paternity Test) and the cross-country roadtrip novel (A Horse Named Sorrow)? Most of the favorites in nonfiction are more wholly queer, reclaiming fascinating overlooked lives (All We Know) or re-examining the well-known (Full Service, Eminent Outlaws, Fire in the Belly) or their own past (Bechdel, Winterson, Schulman).

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