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Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian # 8: LGBTQ Magic Realism

My friend L writes: Any (well written!) magic realism books with LGTBQ characters? Preferably not YA or NA. Any books where a queer woman protagonist is a scientist of some kind and that’s not used as a shorthand for her … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Best First Lines of Fiction (Oh Yeah, All by Women Writers)

Not only can (and should) you judge a book by its cover, but the first line is always a pretty good indicator of whether you’re going to like a book or not.  The best kinds of first sentences can epitomize tone, … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Favourite Authors: All Women, Mostly Queer, Some Canadian

Feeling inspired by a recent post on Autostraddle about favourite authors and the influences they’ve had in your life, I decided to do a top ten list of my own.  (Speaking of Autostraddle, the latest Lez Libery Lit column mentioned … Continue reading

Posted in Anne Fleming, Canadian, Caribbean, Fiction, Graphic, Indigenous, Ivan E. Coyote, Lesbian, Non-Canadian, Postcolonial, Queer, Shani Mootoo, Short Stories, South Asian, Trans Masculine, Transgender | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments