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URBAN TANTRA: SACRED SEX FOR THE TWENTY-RRST CENTURY BY BARBARA CARRELLAS

$17.95, Ten Speed

Sex educator Carrellas takes tantra out of the exclusive domain of white New Age heterosexuals and makes a compelling-and hot, and dampargument that tantra is for all of us. Her frank how-to offers suggestions for incorporating tantric principles into queer couplings, with a healthy respect for putting sex back at the center of our lives.

LIKE SON BY FELICIA LUNA LEMUS

$14.95, Akashic

With prose that nearly sings off the page, Lemus introduces a compelling protagonist whose explorations of passion, death, and memory combine with contemporary societal urgencies to tell an ancient story about love that's worth waiting for. Kicking off with a safety deposit box key and a mystery, and ending where it begins-waiting outside in the cold-Lemus weaves a winning tale.

TRANSPARENT BY CRIS BEAM

$25, Harcourt

Reporting on her work at Eagles Academy, a Los Angeles high school for LGBT students, Beam does an admirable job grappling with the complexities of gender, race, and class that shape the lives of transgender teens. …

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