Bookshelf: Five Great Overlooked Lesbian Books From 2012

Every so often a great book about queer women goes overlooked, much to readers' chagrin.



The Wild Girls by Ursula K. Le Guin (PM Press)

If you haven't discovered Ursula K. Le Guin's complex and intellectually sophisticated tales in the 40 years she's been the grand dame of science fiction, The Wild Girls is a great easy introduction. In book form for the first time, The Wild Girls is a short story that tells the story of two "dirt children," captives in a world of sword and silk and violence. Also included: an interview with Le Guin and her scandalous Harper's essay "Staying Awake While We Read." (

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