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Between The Covers is an informal group of queer folks talking about queer literature that meets on the second Saturday of the month in the Michael C. Weidemann LGBT Library at Gay City. Join us every month to talk about your favorite books, what you’re currently reading, or what you’d like to read! Our goal is to provide a space for queer readers with a common interest in reading to share their knowledge and opinions.
We are currently on hiatus pending a restructuring of our group. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be a part of re-imagining the future of Between the Covers!
Between The Covers Book Reviews
Below are reviews of past Between The Covers Selections written by members of the Between The Covers Book Club.
Oct 19, 2012
I don’t remember how I came across Rita Mae Brown as a young Lesbian teenager in the 90’s, but even in my small Texas town I somehow discovered Rubyfruit Jungle. Brown wrote the book in 1973, and it quickly became a lesbian classic during a time when portraying Lesbian characters was still very much taboo. So I was excited to finally make time to read another book from Brown’s endless opus, especially one that that did not fall into the mystery genre that she tends to favor.
Sep 20, 2012
Although Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is billed as a work of fiction, the voice of the character and style of writing felt closer to the memoir genre. I had difficulty remembering that the main character (James) wasn’t real, and often wondered how much of James’s experiences were drawn from Cameron’s real life. As a result, it was very easy to relate to James as a character, and to connect with the experiences he goes through in the book.
Jul 22, 2012
Caregiver is a multifaceted novel, simultaneously addressing prevalent issues in the gay community and telling a bittersweet love story. Dan, the main character, must deal with a drug-addicted ex-boyfriend, a friend (Adam) dying of AIDs who also ends up in prison, and his inappropriate attraction to his dying friend’s lover (Sullivan). While this seems like a lot of drama, at no point in the story does it become unbelievable. Dan’s character remains relatable and lovable throughout.