Category Archives: Lesbrary Reviews

Megan Casey Reviews All the Muscle You Need by Diana McRae

This, the only novel featuring Eliza Pirex, is surprisingly good. And for a surprising number of reasons. The writing is good, the mystery engaging, and the characters interesting. But that’s just for starters. The best part may be that it … Continue reading

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Danika reviews Lost Boi by Sassafras Lowrey

I don’t even know where to start in describing how much I loved this. I am tempted to just tell you “This is a queer punk retelling of Peter Pan.” If that intrigues you (as it did me), don’t hesitate. … Continue reading

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Danika reviews Where the Words End and My Body Begins by Amber Dawn

  Where the Words End and My Body Begins is a collection of glosa poems, which means, in part, that each poem incorporates four sequential lines from another poem. What makes this collection especially interesting is Amber Dawn’s selections: each poet … Continue reading

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Rachel reviews The Year They Burned the Books by Nancy Garden

Nancy Garden, author of the classic Annie on my Mind, wrote another poignant novel about lesbians. This time, she touched on controversy about homosexuality, censorship, and free speech. The Year They Burned The Books is that novel. Published in 1999, … Continue reading

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Elinor reviews How Sweet It Is by Melissa Brayden

Molly O’Brien runs a bakeshop, Flour Child, in her impossibly charming hometown of Applewood. She’s never left Applewood, and why would she? Applewood is the sort of small town that exists in fiction, a real community where people all know … Continue reading

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Audrey reviews My Real Children by Jo Walton

My Real Children is terrifically problematic in the best possible way. Patricia in 2015 is at the end of her life, relegated to a nursing home, left mostly alone by her family–but until she opens her eyes and sees the … Continue reading

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Amanda Clay reviews The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi

Here’s a confession: I don’t do Jesus.  I don’t like queer books with religious themes, I don’t like books about conversion camps, I don’t like gay Christian apologist books with their interminable, inevitable scenes where one character quotes the Bible … Continue reading

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