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The Miseducation of Cameron Post

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Emily Danforth

The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a stunning and unforgettable literary debut about discovering who you are and finding the courage to live life according to your own rules.  

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Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

Mariko Tamaki, Rosemary Valero-O'Connell

From This One Summer co-creator Mariko Tamaki comes a hilarious and poignant story of teen heartbreak and friendship.

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Eat Up: Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want

Eat Up: Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want

Ruby Tandoh

This is a book to help you fall back in love with food.

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Goodwood

Goodwood

Holly Throsby

It wasn't just one person who went missing, it was two people. Two very different people. They were there, and then they were gone, as if through a crack in the sky. After that, in a small town like ..

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 Read reviewGaysia: Adventures in the Queer East

Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East

Benjamin Law

Benjamin Law considers himself pretty lucky to live in Australia: he can hold his boyfriend's hand in public and lobby his politicians to recognise same-sex marriage. As the child of migrants, though, he also wonders how different...

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Clean

Clean

Juno Dawson

A razor-sharp, adrenaline rush of a novel from award-winning author Juno Dawson, Clean is Gossip Girl meets Girl, Interrupted  

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 Read reviewMeat Market

Meat Market

Juno Dawson

Jana Novak is catapulted to superstardom when she's scouted by a model agency. But the fashion industry is as grimy as it is glamorous, and there are predators at every turn

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Tales Of The City (Tales of the City, Book 1)

Tales Of The City (Tales of the City, Book 1)

Armistead Maupin

Finding a job as a secretary at an ad agency, Mary Ann wants to start her own life, away from her parents and with the flower-power freedom to make her own friends and her own decisions.

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 Read reviewWhen You Are Engulfed In Flames

When You Are Engulfed In Flames

David Sedaris

A hilarious and clever book about modern life from the No.1 best selling writer.    

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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous

Ocean Vuong

Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original - poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storytelling

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Maurice

Maurice

E. M. Forster, Steven D. Levitt

Written during 1913 and 1914, Maurice deals with the then unmentionable subject of homosexuality. More unusual, it concerns a relationship that ends happily.

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Symposium

Symposium

Plato, Robin Waterfield

This translation of the Greek text of R.G. Bury is arranged with the Greek and English on facing pages and printed on fine paper with a cloth binding, and illustrated with wood engravings throughout. Plato's Symposium gives a...

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Release

Release

Patrick Ness

A startling and tender novel about how to let yourself love and set yourself free by Patrick Ness, the twice Carnegie Medal-winning author of A Monster Calls.

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Autonomous

Autonomous

Annalee Newitz

A wildly inventive science fiction debut from the co-founder of io9 - 'Something genuinely and thrillingly new' William Gibson

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The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of Darkness

Ursula K. LeGuin

The Hugo and Nebula Award-winning masterpiece from one of the all-time greats of Science Fiction.

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 Read reviewHow to be Both

How to be Both

Ali Smith

Passionate, compassionate, vitally inventive and scrupulously playful, Ali Smith's novels are like nothing else. How to be both is a novel all about art's versatility. Borrowing from painting's fresco technique...

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Stray City

Stray City

Chelsey Johnson

A hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age and modern family drama, set in the queer underground of late 90s Portland, that explores the complications of belonging--to a city, a culture, and a family--and what happens when those...

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Orlando

Orlando

Virginia Woolf, Sandra M. Gilbert, Brenda Lyons

Virginia Woolf's seductive, provocative masterpiece is a whirlwind adventure through time, gender and identity. Introduced by Tilda Swinton

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Slow River

Slow River

Nicola Griffith, Vincen Chong

A masterwork of feminist SF - winner of the 1997 NEBULA AWARD for Best Novel.

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 Read reviewGirl Meets Boy: The Myth of Iphis

Girl Meets Boy: The Myth of Iphis

Ali Smith

In Girl Meets Boy Ali Smith reinterprets the Myth of Iphis, the girl who became a boy, as a brilliant hybrid of satire and romantic comedy. This is a warm, funny, subversive romp through the murky hinterland of...

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 Read reviewAmelia Westlake

Amelia Westlake

Erin Gough

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 Read reviewWhy Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Jeanette Winterson

In 1985 Jeanette Winterson's first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was published. It was Jeanette's version of the story of a terraced house in Accrington, an adopted child, and the thwarted giantess Mrs Winterson. It was a...

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Sister Outsider

Sister Outsider

Audre Lorde

The revolutionary writings of Audre Lorde gave voice to those 'outside the circle of this society's definition of acceptable women'. 

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Holding the Man

Holding the Man

Timothy Conigrave

At an all-boys school in Melbourne, Timothy Conigrave falls wildly and sweetly in love with the captain of the football team. So begins a relationship that weathers disapproval, separation and, ultimately, death. This book...

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Call Me By Your Name

Call Me By Your Name

Andre Aciman

The novel that inspired the major motion picture. Released in Autumn 2017, the glittering team behind last year's cinematic sensation, A Bigger Splash, brings you a sultry, sensual film of obsession and desire.

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