Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Hot Reads

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Hot Reads

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Whether your destination is the shore or the desert (or, for that matter, your parents' house), take along a few of these titles. We've included some to keep you entertained on the way, some to keep your brain engaged while tanning, and some to be savored during the quiet times. And, of course, if you're sharing a place with friends, a hurled book is "always a fine way to make your point. Enjoy!

POOLSIDE

Books to be savored and discussed alfresco

The Trouble Boy

by Tom Dolby (Kensington, $23)

It's glitter, gutter, and everything in between when 22-year-old Toby's dreams begin to come true in Manhattan. A celebration of ego, excess, and the movie business in general.

Almost Like Being in Love

by Steve Kluger (HarperPerennial, $13.95)

Can a high school love be rekindled after 20 years? Musical-theater geek Travis intends to find out when be tracks down the jock he left behind after graduation.

She's the Girl

by Susan M. Brooks (Small Dogs, $14.95)

Natalie sets out on the road to find her high school boyfriend but finds the detour of her life. Hello, Trina!

An Intimate Ghost

by Ellen Hart (St. Martin's/ Minotaur, $24.95) Lesbian restaurateur Jane

Lawless and sidekick Cordelia Thorn are back, this time investigating what went wrong when the wedding Jane caters goes inexplicably psychedelic and the groom dives into an empty pool.

One Foot in Love

by Bil Wright (Touchstone, $12)

The newly widowed Rowtina is in shock until the Leave Him and Live Sisterhood shows her how to begin living again. New from the out author of Sunday You Learn How to Box.

Grab Bag

by Derek McCormack (Akashic Books, $14.95)

The first U.S. outing for the sexy, edgy Canadian novelist, steered your way by the gratifyingly dark-souled Dennis Cooper.

Passion Marks

by Lee Hayes (Strebor, $13)

An outwardly enviable life hides violence in this tale of a has-it-all African-American man battered by his perfect CEO lover.

BEDSIDE

Books that require your undivided attention

The Price of Salt

by Patricia Highsmith (W.W. Norton, $10)

Originally published in 1952, the first and only out-in-the-open lesbian yarn by the lesbian author of The Talented Mr. …

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