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5 Book Recommendations for Pride Month

June is Pride MonthAllyson Mower, Head of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, has recommended the following titles in recognition of the celebration. The resources listed are either audiobooks or eBooks provided by Salt Lake City Public Library (SLCPL) or Salt Lake County Library (SLCO). If you have an address in Salt Lake County, the SLCPL has temporarily waived their address verification requirement making it easier to sign up for your library card.

Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin

Spending time in an androgynous society is sooooo liberating!

The New Negro by Jeffrey Stewart

A Pulitzer-Prize winning biography of Alain Locke which tells the story of his upbringing and his reasons for expatriation.

The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks

A compelling re-telling of King David and his first love Jonathan.

White Houses by Amy Bloom

This really should be called Hick and Eleanor because the characters and the love story about them is so great but what the actual title—White Houses—achieves is to highlight the class differences and the inevitable unraveling of two women in love.

The Sacrament by Olaf Olafsson

A lesbian nun returns to a murder investigation in her home country of Iceland and must grapple with her own past and a love not fully-realized.

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