Lesbian Author Suggestions for Library Stock
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While this is laubable, a lady came in the other day looking for Rita Mae Brown's Rubyfruit Jungle. Not only did we not have a copy of this - to be fair, it appears to be out of print in the UK - but we don't have a single other Rita Mae Brown title, not only in our library, but the entire region.
I've reported this stock gap, so hopefully we'll get something in, but it's led me to wondering which other authors in the field of lesbian fiction we should really be stocking. Not so much names such as Virginia Woolf, who is an established literary name we always have in stock somewhere in the system.
Thanks in advance for your help
As we seem to have a steady supply of lesbian genre fiction it occurs to me that we might be missing a trick by not keeping more literary works. My knowledge of such things, frankly, doesn't extend much beyond The Well of Loneliness.
Literary (lesbian author/lesbian themes)
Literary (lesbian author/non-lesbian themes)
Mary Renault - I understand she does have some novels with lesbians in them, but I haven't read them
Marguerite Yourcenar she's bisexual, so I'm not sure if that counts
Literary genre writers
Ellen Kushner - no lesbian themes
Beyond the Pale Elana Dykewomon
Edna Forbes Alma Rose
Ellen Galford Dyke and the Dybbuk
Jeannette Winterson Oranges are not the Only Fruit
Zami: a new spelling of my name Audre Lorde
Confessions of a failed Southern Lady Florence King
Dorothy Allison (everything)
Michelle Tea Valencia
Jill Malone Red Audrey and the Roping
Pages for you Sylvia Brownrigg
Nina Revoyr A Necessary Hunger ****
Nancy Garden Annie on My Mind
Mayra Lazara Dole Down to the Bone
Julie Peterson Keeping You a Secret
Does Your Mama Know? Lisa Moore
Listen up: voices from the next feminist generation (ISBN: 1878067613 )
Garden Variety Dykes