*Young Adult Fiction* Mira is trying to pretend that she's a fully functioning human - rather than a girl who can't get out of bed for days on end. Jeremy is a painfully shy art nerd in self-imposed isolation after an incident that ruined his last year of school. And Sebby the charming gay foster kid who seems to carry sunlight around with him. For Jeremy, it's as if he has always been expecting Sebby, though they have only just met.
*Young Adult Fiction* A bright, bold debut about a girl who happens to have been born a boy but refuses to let that stand in the way of her dream, 'George' is a pertinent and poignant middle-grade read for kids of all backgrounds.
Born To Win: Transactional Analysis With Gestalt Experiments
*Young Adult* Nollaig needs a place to hide. Da's been drinking more and more. It makes him mean. She could stick it out if it was just her. But in nine months' time, she'll have another life to consider - a life no one knows about yet. She wants to keep it that way. Besides, her best friend Stephen's the only one who'll even notice she's gone and he knows all about hiding the truth. He knows when to stop being 'different' because it makes the other boys uncomfortable.
*Adult Fiction* The motionless deeps of the lake outside Stillwater College are being ruffled. Lee, a blue-blooded poet and professor, is determinedly fondling Peggy, an ingenue freshman with literary pretensions, in his canoe. So begins a long affair but the two are mismatched from the start. Nell Zink's hugely entertaining, 'Mislaid' explodes the nuclear family and topples every foundation of identity - black and white, gay and straight, 'normal' and very, very strange.
For the Reader: Books to Read This Year, Lists & Fun Ideas
*Adult Non-Fiction* 1979. The Pope visits Ireland, and things will never be the same again. At the Pontiff's mass in Knock, one little boy has an epiphany that will set him on the road to become the biggest, boldest, and most opinionated drag queen Ireland has ever known. This is the story of Rory O'Neill.
The story starts simply enough when Hap, a former 60s activist and self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard, a tough black, gay Vietnam vet and Republican with an addiction to Dr. Pepper, are working a freelance surveillance job in East Texas. The uneventful stakeout is coming to an end when the pair witness a man abusing his dog. Leonard takes matters into his own fists....