Anna Marie reviews Stone Butch Blues

Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg

Ever since I learnt about Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg I’ve wanted to read it, but I knew it would be an intense book to read with quite a lot of violence in it, so I waited till I thought I might be slightly more ready for it. The time to read it arrived since, last year sometime, I learnt that I was a high femme (sometimes called a stone femme) and I knew then I had to pick it up because stone butches are important to me, because I wanted to learn more about lesbian history, because I wanted to read the sex scenes, because I’m lonely [stonely, if you will] and I thought it might offer me some companionship and some hope.

The book itself took me a long time to read because I started it in 2018 read a third or so and found it so triggering and upsetting I had to take a long break (there’s sexual, homophobic & police violence in it) Then in may I decided I was ready to pick it up again, this time as a physical version [I had been reading the pdf, downloadable here] and that helped me read it all the way through. I decided to just keep reading from where I had got to because I could mostly remember what had previously happened and so I sped through the last two thirds and finished the book in about 5 days, crying pretty regularly through it.

Stone Butch Blues is an iconic piece of lesbian and trans fiction. It’s about Jess, a jewish baby butch on a gender journey who is growing into herself pre-stonewall era (although it extends to post-stonewall too!). The novel follows her growing more and less into herself, in a lyrical and winding narrative. It’s an ode to the strength of gender nonconforming people, to the reality of loneliness, it’s about class war and lesbian resistance, it’s about community and healing and violence. Jess is by no means perfect, but following her through her life is such a gritty and precious experience.

The book itself was written in the nineties so it’s technically a historical fiction novel but it feels so present and alive, it’s hard to categorise it as such. It’s so full of vulnerability and rawness it’s hard to think of it not as real life. What shines through the novel is love and solidarity; a love for butchness, for femmes, for people who dont make sense or fit in, for people who are not women and are not men, for working class people, and by the end even maybe for communists (!).

I can’t synthesise this book in a way that feels entirely accurate, which is why this is more of a list than a review, but that’s because it’s such a transcendent, enthralling novel and it pulls you by the ears into the pages and holds your heart inside it’s spine long after you’ve read the last word on the last page.

Link Round Up: June 1 – 10

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Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett  Uncomfortable Labels by Laura Kate Dale  Cantoras by Carolina de Robertis  Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn  The Summer of Jordi Perez

Autostraddle posted 8 Funny Books Featuring Queer Adult Women and The Perfect Queer Poem: When You Need to Find Your Body.

Book Riot posted

Lambda Literary posted 31st Annual Lambda Literary Award Winners Announced.

LGBTQ@NYPL posted Librarians on Meaningful Books in Their LGBTQ Journeys.

LGBTQ Reads posted New Releases: June 2019 and TBRainbow Alert: Memoirs.

Hana & Hina: After School Vol 1  Kase-San and Morning Glories Vol 1   Ash by Malinda Lo  Bloom Into You Vol 1  Kiss and White Lily for My Dearest Girl Vol 1

“The Beginner’s Guide to Yuri Manga” was posted at Anime Feminist.

“Is Yuri Queer?” was posted at Anime Feminist.

“Nina LaCour Wants You To Read ‘Ash’ By Malinda Lo With Bustle Book Club This June” was posted at Bustle.

“50 Unapologetically Queer Authors Share the Best LGBTQ Books of All Time” was posted at Oprah Magazine.

“Pulp fiction was cheap, salacious, and one of the only venues for lesbian love stories” was posted at A.V. Club.

Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn   The Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire Part One cover   When I Arrived at the Castle by Emily Carroll  The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part One  The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

When I Arrived At The Castle by Emily Carroll was reviewed at Study Breaks.

Legend of Korra: Ruins of the Empire, Part One by Michael Dante DiMartino was reviewed at Okazu.

Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon was reviewed by Niamh Murphy.

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Link Round Up: May 18 – 31

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The Color Purple by Alice Walker  Laure Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki   We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia    The Lost Coast by Amy Rose Capetta  These Witches Don't Burn by Isabel Sterling

Autostraddle posted The Perfect Queer Poem: For Defining Your Boundaries.

Book Riot posted Out First LGBTQ+ Books.

Bustle posted 26 New LGBTQIA+ Books to Read This Pride Month.

Daily Xtra! posted 10 queer books we can’t wait to read this summer.

Green Tea & Paperbacks posted All of the Queer Books I Want to Read for Pride (But Will Realistically Probably Not Get To).

Stage Dreams by Melanie Gillman   The Pursuit of Miss Heartbreak Hotel by Moe Bonneau   The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante   The Wise and the Wicked by Rebecca Podos   My Footprints by Bao Phi

LGBTQ Reads posted

Publishers Weekly posted Reading the Rainbow: LGBTQ Books 2019 and Beyond Drag Queen Story Hour: LGBTQ Books 2019.

Women and Words updated their Hot off the Press and Coming Attractions page.

YA Pride posted LGBTQIAP+ YA Books by Asian Authors.

Nicole Dennis-Benn was interviewed at Vulture.

In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado  Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn  Are You Listening by Tillie Walden  Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn  The Afterward by EK Johnston

“41 of the Best LGBTQ Books That’ll Change the Literary Landscape in 2019” was posted at Oprah Magazine.

“Gentleman Jack: What do we know about the real Anne Lister?” was posted at Radio Times.

“A Brief History of Queer Language Before Queer Identity” was posted at Literary Hub.

“The Ultimate LGBTQIA+ Pride Book List” was posted at Penguin Random House.

“Finding Stonewall” by Alexander Chee was posted at The New Republic.

Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett  Fun Home by Alison Bechdel  When I Arrived at the Castle by Emily Carroll  The Western Alienation Merit Badge by Nancy Jo Cullen  The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley

Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett was reviewed at Autostraddle and Orlando Sentinel.

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel was reviewed at Head Stuff.

When I Arrived at the Castle by Emily Carroll was reviewed at Okazu.

The Western Alienation Merit Badge by Nancy Jo Cullen was reviewed at Quill & Quire.

The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley was reviewed at Okazu.

LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia edited by by Jeff Mann and Julia Watts  Stonewall Riots: Coming Out In the Street by Gayle E. Pitman  Sacred Fire by Tanai Walker  Cannonball by Kelsey Wroten  Pet Sounds by Stephanie Young

LGBTQ Fiction and Poetry from Appalachia edited by by Jeff Mann and Julia Watts was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Stonewall Riots: Coming Out In the Street by Gayle E. Pitman was reviewed at Washington Blade.

Sacred Fire by Tanai Walker was reviewed at Black Lesbian Literary Collective.

Cannonball by Kelsey Wroten was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Pet Sounds by Stephanie Young was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

The CW adaptation of Batwoman has a trailer.

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The Lady and Her Secret Lover by Jenn Le Blanc   Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins   Laure Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki   Carmilla by Kim Turrisi   Waves by Ingrid Chabbert

Autostraddle posted 8 Crime Books Featuring Women Loving Women & Other Queer People.

LGBTQ Reads posted New Releases: May 1-7, 2019.

Xtra posted How social media–savvy youth became the unofficial keepers of queer history.

Ylva Publishing posted Wild Lesbians and Their Animal Companions.

The Prom by Saundra Mitchell   Redwood and Ponytail by KA Holt   Gentleman Jack by Anne Choma   The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister edited by Helena Whitbread   Gentleman Jack by Angela Steidele

“Breakout queer Broadway musical The Prom to get YA novel adaptation” was posted at EW.com.

An article on soft censorship of LGBTQ+ middle grade authors was posted at Publisher’s Weekly.

“Wild Nights With Emily,” a queer Emily Dickinson movie, was reviewed at The Austin Chronicle.

“Gentleman Jack,” the Anne Lister HBO series, was written about at Dorothy Surrenders, Bella Books, The New Republic, Marie Claire, Autostraddle (twice), Mental Floss, and Oprah Magazine.

The Stonewall Reader edited by The New York Public Library   Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy   The Archive of Alternate Endings by Lindsey Drager   Sugar Run by Mesha Maren   Native Country of the Heart by Cherrie Moraga

The Stonewall Reader edited by Jason Baumann was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Once and Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy was reviewed Lambda Literary.

Frog Music by Emma Donoghue was reviewed by Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian.

The Archive of Alternate Endings by Lindsey Drager was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Sugar Run by Mesha Maren was reviewed at ALA GLBT Reviews.

Native Country of the Heart by Cherríe Moraga was reviewed at Autostraddle.

Greetings from Janeland: Women Write More About Leaving Men for Women edited by Candace Walsh and Barbara Straus Lodge was reviewed at ALA GLBT Reviews.

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The Tiger Flu by Larissa Lai cover   Undiscovered Country by Kelly O'Connor McNees cover   On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden   The Brilliant Death by Amy Rose Capetta cover   So Lucky by Nicola Griffith cover

Advocate posted

Autostraddle posted 20 of the Best LGBTQ Graphic Novels of 2018.

LGBTQ Reads posted Good News Roundup of LGBTQ Reads, 2018 Edition.

The Lotterys More or Less by Emma Donoghue cover   The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez    Hurriance Child by Kheryn Callender cover   Her Body and Other Parties Carmen Maria Machado cover   Kim Reaper Vol. 1: Grim Beginnings cover

Okazu posted Why Is It Always Catholic Schoolgirls in Yuri? and Top Ten Yuri of 2018.

“My Queer Southern Lit” was posted at Lit Hub.

The Lotterys More or Less by Emma Donoghue was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

After Hours, Vol. 3 by Yuhta Nishio was reviewed at Okazu.

Growing Up Queer by Mary Robertson was reviewed at the Washington Blade.

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Link Round Up: November 12 – December 12

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The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan cover   I Might Regret This by Abbi Jacobson cover   Lost Soul, Be at Peace by Maggie Thrash cover   Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi cover   Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha cover

Autostraddle posted Five Steamy Lesbian Reads for the Holidays and 50 of the Best LGBT Books of 2018.

Lambda Literary posted New in December: Kevin Killian, Mark Griffin, Neil Tennant, and M.K. England.

LGBTQ Reads posted TBRainbow Alert: YA Starring QPoC and TBRainbow Alert: Heists, Thrillers, and Mysteries.

Okazu posted 2018 Yuri Gift Guide.

Women and Words updated their New Releases & Coming Up page.

“75 Best Lesbian Romance Novels to Read” was posted at Fiction Obsessed.

The Dark Beneath the Ice by Amelinda Berube cover   Part of It by Ariel Schrag cover   The Tiger Flu by Larissa Lai cover   Love Letters to Jane's World by Paige Braddock cover   Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

The Dark Beneath the Ice by Amelinda Bérubé was reviewed by Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian.

Love Letters to Jane’s World by Paige Braddock was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

The Tiger Flu by Larissa Lai was reviewed at Autostraddle.

Four Years by Martha Miller was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan was reviewed at Lambda Literary and GLBT ALA Reviews.

by Bev Prescott was reviewed at Frivolous Views.

Part of It by Ariel Schrag was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

In Development by Rachel Spangler was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Love All by Rachel Spangler was reviewed at Frivolous Views.

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Link Round Up: October 10 – November 11

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Autostraddle posted

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Gay YA posted So Now What? The Post-Coming Out Story in LGBTQ YA Fiction and How to Build a Safe Space for LGBTQIA+ Teens via Books.

Lambda Literary posted New in November: Laura Jane Grace, Philip Dean Walker, Joanne Passet, Anne Raeff, and Cleve Jones and Ken White: On Starting Query Books and Republishing Classic LBGTQ Literature.

“Why Queer Retellings of Classic Stories Are So Necessary” was posted at Vice.

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“Marvel Comics Needs to Do Way Better With Its LGBT Representation” was posted at io9.

“Five Important Lesbian Pulp Novels to Read During LGBT History Month” was posted at AfterEllen.

Malinda Lo posted Examining perceptions of LGBTQ+ characters in children’s and YA trade book reviews.

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Lez Talk: A Collection of Black Lesbian Short Fiction by S. Andrea Allen was reviewed at Read Diverse Books.

Treyf: My Life as an Unorthodox Outlaw by Elissa Altman was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown was reviewed at LGBT YA Reviews.

I’ll Tell You In Person by Chloe Caldwell was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality by Debbie Cenziper & Jim Obergefell was reviewed at ALA GLBT Reviews.

A Body, Undone: Living On After Great Pain by Christina Crosby was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

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Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded by Hannah Hart was reviewed at Bella Books.

The Missing Museum by Amy King was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

The Jungle Around Us by Anne Raeff was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Alaskan Bride by D Jordan Redhawk was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair by Sarah Schulman was reviews at Lambda Literary.

Skim by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki was reviewed at Disability in Kidlit.

Black Wave by Michelle Tea was reviewed at Tor.

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Lauren reviews The Island and the Kite by Aurora Zahni

the island and the kite

In The Island and the Kite, Mary Susan Bennett ventures to New York City for a day of movie-watching and dilly-dally. Mary Susan’s likeable personality is instantly welcoming to readers. She is the type of 19-year-old that never meets a stranger. She has an amazing ability to strike genuine rapport with whoever crosses her path. While in the city, Mary Susan runs into her serial ex-girlfriend, Stefi Angel Brown, who wants her back and seems sincere in her desire.

On this day, however, Mary Susan is met with delight and danger. There is a serial killer on the loose, and Mary Susan is stranded and alone. She fills the time through leisurely conversations, by consuming sweets, and performing good deeds— until the night takes a turn for the worse. Mary Susan meets evil, as the psychic Madame Kizzy has predicted. Despite her tussles with three vigilantes and a pair of murders, Mary Susan escapes wholly unharmed.

There were moments during the read that tested my suspension of belief— often to the point that I couldn’t balance fiction with logic. In these moments, I felt that Zahni stretched the plausibility of his plot. For example, the happenstance meeting and re-meeting of characters, along with the supernatural occurrences that slipped into the story just as Mary Susan was on the brink of injury. These moments felt like easy solutions to keep Mary Susan safe and alive rather than a rich opportunity to allow Mary Susan to meet the consequences of her choices and actions, essentially following through on the conflict.

Zahni divided The Island and the Kite into two parts. Stefi makes quick appearances throughout Book One. In Book Two, however, Zahni dives into Stefi’s world, weaving in a storyline that is much easier to digest. Stefi is a talented basketball player who has burned Mary Susan one too many times. But, Zahni presses rewind to give insight into the people and events that pull Stefi’s heart back to Mary Susan.

The Island and the Kite is a novella for readers who desire romance and mystery fused with quirky stories and quick tempos.

Lauren Cherelle uses her time and talents to traverse imaginary and professional worlds. She recently penned her sophomore novel, “The Dawn of Nia.” Outside of reading and writing, she volunteers as a child advocate and enjoys new adventures with her partner of thirteen years. You can find Lauren online at Twitter, www.lcherelle.com, and Goodreads.

Link Round Up: March 26 – April 10

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Autostraddle posted

BCLA LGBTQ Interest Group posted YA Fiction Featuring LGBTQ+ Characters that I Either Love or Am Really Excited About.

Lambda Literary posted The 8th Annual Rainbow Book Fair and New in April: Edmund White, Mariko Tamaki, Jonathan Corcoran, S. Andrea Allen and Lauren Cherelle.

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The Teahouse Fire by Ellis Avery was reviewed at Omnivore Bibliosaur.

The Right Side of History: 100 Years of LGBTQI Activism by Adrian Brooks was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf was reviewed at Omnivore Bibliosaur.

The Gay Revolution: the Story of the Struggle by Lillian Faderman was reviewed GLBT ALA Reviews.

Searching For Sappho: The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet by Philip Freeman was reviewed at GLBT ALA Reviews.

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When I Was Your Girlfriend by Nikki Harmon was reviewed at Sistahs On the Shelf.

Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden was reviewed by Anna Larner.

Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta was reviewed at BD Live.

Felicity by Mary Oliver was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Juliana by Vanda was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

Oscar of Between: A Memoir of Identity and Ideas by Betsy Warland was reviewed at Lambda Literary.

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Link Round Up: March 1 – 13

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AfterEllen posted

Autostraddle posted

apocalypse   the first bad man miranda july cover   ThereseandIsabelle   irrepressible   dirty-river

Lambda Literary Awards posted 28th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists Announced and New in March: Kaitlyn Greenidge, Saleem Haddad, Jim Downs, Sarah Schulman, and Augusten Burroughs.

Women and Words posted Hot off the Press, March 2016 and Coming Attractions, April 2016.

“Books I Wish I’d Read as an LGBTQ Teenager” was posted at Lit Hub.

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A Little Bit of Spice by Georgia Beers was reviewed at Lesbian Reading Room.

Saving Alex by Alex Cooper with Joanna Brooks was reviewed at Omnivore Bibliosaur.

Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden was discussed in depth on Reading with Aspergers.

What We Left Behind by Robin Talley was reviewed at BCLA LGBTQ Interest Group.

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