Annice, Pat, and Barby are best friends from Iowa, freshly arrived in booming 1950s Chicago to explore different paths toward independence, self - expression, and sexual freedom. From the hip-hang of a bohemian lifestyle to the sophisticated lure of romance with a handsome, wealthy, married boss to the happier security of a lesbian relationship, these three experience firsthand the dangers and limitations of women’s economic -reliance on men. Well-known lesbian pulp author Valerie Taylor skillfully paints a sociological portrait of the emotional and economic pitfalls of heterosexuality in 1950s America and then offers a defiantly subversive alternative. A classic pulp tale showcasing predatory beatnik men, drug hallucinations, and secret lesbian trysts, The Girls in 3-B approaches the theme of sex from the stiffened vantage point of 1950s psychology. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julie McKay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005757/bk_adbl_005757_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Srikkanth Bhattacharya is a quintessential gay bachelor and perfectly happy about it—until he gets a call from the local hospital telling him his best friend died in childbirth. Sri had agreed to provide the sperm to make Jill´s dream of motherhood come true, but he´d never expected to have to make decisions for a baby girl. He intends to place her with an adoptive family, but once he sees her, Sri can’t bring himself to do it. So now he’s struggling to learn how to deal with a newborn. His housemate and friend, Jaime Frias, volunteers to help, never guessing he’ll fall in love with both the baby and Sri. Everything seems perfect until a visit from Social Services sends Sri into a tailspin, feeling like he has to choose between his daughter and a relationship with the man he’s coming to love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jenny Urban. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drsp/000002/bk_drsp_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This short story is set in Europe before the start of World War Two, Jillian tours the clubs as a jazz singer to put a little adventure into her life. She gets more than she bargains for when she does a little favor for the girl who has her eye. She winds up running for her life and discovering a calling that gives her a purpose in life that is bigger than herself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Allyson Voller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069656/bk_acx0_069656_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winner of the 2005 Lambda Literary Award for Debut Lesbian Fiction. A runaway waitress leaves her lover, grabs her dog, and hits the highway. Ali Liebegott maps her travels in a series of hilarious and heartbreaking letters to the girl she left behind, and some of the most exquisite poetry written about love, heartache, and madness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ali Liebegott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021384/bk_adbl_021384_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audie Barrack is in it up to his elbows with a sick calf when his son´s school calls. Seems Grainger has gotten into yet another fight. When he walks into the principal´s office, he´s shocked to find his son has been fighting with a little girl named Randi. A little girl with one blind dad and one dad who recently passed away. Dixon has lost his sight, his career, and his husband. Thank God for his brothers, Momma and Daddy, and his little girl, or he would simply give up. The last thing he needs is for Randi to start trouble at school, especially trouble that puts him in contact with another dad who might expect him to be a functional human being. Dixon is struggling to live as a blind man, Audie is terrified someone might see he has a closet to come out of, and everyone from the school to both men´s families is worried for the men and their children. Unless they get themselves together and commit to change, neither of them stands a chance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Morey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038635/bk_acx0_038635_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Closeted teenager Jeremy is sent to live with wealthy relatives after his mother enters rehab. Struggling to fit into the posh world of Ballena Beach, Jeremy joins the high school swim team, dates a popular girl, and begins to think he may have landed in paradise - until his great aunt Katharine starts to dictate his every move…and a late-night phone call insinuates that his father’s accidental death was not so accidental after all. As Jeremy grows accustomed to the veneer of a fabulous life, so grows his need for answers - as well as the danger of immeasurable harm. Weaving together a murder mystery, sexual ambiguity, and characters with hidden identities and agendas, Nick Nolan offers listeners a deliciously witty novel about the ´´puppet´´ who wishes only to be a real boy. Strings Attached is also a surprisingly heartfelt story about coming-of-age and coming out - not necessarily in that order. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Luke Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/004443/bk_brll_004443_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Christmas, 1983: A young man, Robert, tends to his soul mate, Keith, who is dying from AIDS. Robert tries valiantly to make this a special Christmas for his lover, but loses the fight late Christmas night. Christmas, 2007: Robert ventures out late Christmas night and finds a young girl about to fling herself into the unforgiving waters of Lake Michigan. He rescues her, and the two form a bond forged from an odd feeling they share of familiarity, and even love. Neither understands it, since Jess is a lesbian and Robert has never been attracted to women. But there´s more.... Jess begins having strange dreams, reliving key moments she couldn´t know about in Keith and Robert´s life and courtship. Robert and Jess begin to wonder if their inexplicable feelings might be rooted in something much more mystical than a savior/victim relationship. As the two move toward and pull away from each other, Ethan, Robert´s younger lover, plots the unthinkable. His crystal meth-addled mind becomes convinced there´s only one way to save himself, and that is through Robert´s destruction. Christmas 2007 spirals downward to a shattering climax in which both love and lives hang in the balance. There´s a murder attempt...salvation...redemption...and a new love is born.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jack de Golia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005106/bk_acx0_005106_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.