Queer Fiction Blog: July 2019

Welcome to July's Queer Fiction Blog! For this month we have several interesting things to share with you, including a classic murder mystery novel turned into a podcast, a contemporary fiction novel with lots of taxidermy and a family splintering apart, and an historical romance/mystery duo featuring both a lesbian and a gay couple.  Title/Author…
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Juneteenth

Today is Juneteenth, a symbolic day celebrating freedom for the descendants of formerly enslaved people. Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. Yet, many enslaved people, including 250,000 in Texas, were forced to continue their labor until 1865. On June 19th of that year, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston and announced the official…
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Nobody is Perfect or Neutral — Or, Why Libraries Have so Many Mysteries Where a Librarian Solves the Case

Have you ever walked through the library’s mystery section and noticed that there seem to be a lot of books with detectives who are cats, librarians, owners of cute used bookshops, or retired librarians who now own cute bookshops and solve mysteries with their cat? What gives? Are the librarians pushing their biased pro-cat, anti-murder…
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