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LGBT Book Review: Nuuk #ohne Filter by Niviaq Korneliussen

Nuuk tells the story of five young people in Greenland’s capital whose stories evolve around the topics of love, lust and self-discovery. All of them are, in their own ways different from the society surrounding them. We encounter Fia who

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LGBT Book Review: The Days of Anna Madrigal by Armistead Maupin

The story of Maupin’s famous land lady from Tales of the City is related in this book. The reader discovers Mrs. Madrigal as an old lady of 92, living in a small flat with her caretaker Jake. Through flashbacks the

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LGBT Book Review: Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

Winterson’s first novel draws from her own childhood and the experiences she made as the daughter of Pentecostal parents. Oranges are not the only fruit tells the story of Jeanette who grows up in a religious household and intends to become

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LGBT Book Review: She walks in Beauty by Nicole Conn

Conn’s novel tells the story of writer / producer Spencer who, close to a nervous breakdown, tries to find peace in a cottage by the sea. While working on a path which leads to her own private beach she revisits

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LGBT Book Review: I Will Survive by Leow Yangfa

In I Will Survive Leow Yangfa combines the stories of members of the LGBT community in Singapore. The stories in the book are as diverse as the community itself. All of them talk about the struggles LGBT people go through

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LGBT Book Review: Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue

Kissing the Witch is based on some of the world’s best known fairy tales. Emma Donoghue used these tales to create her own versions of them, always blurring the lines between good and evil. All twelve stories are interlinked and

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LGBT Book Review: Pride by Ronald Holt

Ronald Holt’s book Pride: You Can’t Heal If You’re Hiding From Yourself is addressed to teenagers and young adults who might be struggling with their sexuality or their gender identity. Holt approaches topics like bullying, mental and physical health and

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LGBT Book Review: The Price of Salt or Carol by Patricia Highsmith

Before I begin with the actual review I have to say that I have not yet seen the movie with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara so the review is really about the book and not the film. Patricia Highsmith’s book

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LGBT Book Review: Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson’s third novel challenges your perception of reality and imagination as well as the perception of time. By the end of it you will no longer be sure what is past, what present and what is future. Most of the

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LGBT Book Review: Pages For You by Sylvia Brownrigg

A beautiful story about falling in love for the first time, the doubts, the excitement and the heart-break. Flannery is in her first year at university when she meets Anne in a diner, while she is completely taken by Anne’s beauty

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