Best LGBT Family Life Fiction Books

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1. All Are Welcome: A Novel

Author: by Liz Parker
August 1, 2021

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A darkly funny novel from a fresh new voice in fiction about brides, lovers, friends, and family, and all the secrets that come with them. Tiny McAllister never thought she’d get married. Not because she didn’t want to, but because she didn’t think girls from Connecticut married other girls.

Yet here she is with Caroline, the love of her life, at their destination wedding on the Bermuda coast. In attendancetheir respective families and a few choice friends. The conflict-phobic Tiny hopes for a beautiful weekend with her bride-to-be. But as the weekend unfolds, it starts to feel like there’s a skeleton in every closet of the resort.

From Tiny’s family members, who find the world is changing at an uncomfortable speed, to Caroline’s parents, who are engaged in conspiratorial whispers, to their friends, who packed secrets of their ownnobody seems entirely forthcoming. Not to mention the conspicuous no-show and a tempting visit from the past.

What the celebration really needs now is a monsoon to help stir up all the long-held secrets, simmering discontent, and hidden agendas. All Tiny wanted was to get married, but if she can make it through this squall of a wedding, she might just leave with more than a wife.

2. The Guncle

Author: by Steven Rowley
May 25, 2021

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From the bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus and The Editor comes a warm and deeply funny novel about a once-famous gay sitcom star whose unexpected family tragedy leaves him with his niece and nephew for the summer. Patrick, or Gay Uncle Patrick (GUP, for short), has always loved his niece, Maisie, and nephew, Grant.

That is, he loves spending time with them when they come out to Palm Springs for weeklong visits, or when he heads home to Connecticut for the holidays. But in terms of caretaking and relating to two children, no matter how adorable, Patrick is, honestly, overwhelmed.

So when tragedy strikes and Maisie and Grant lose their mother and Patrick’s brother has a health crisis of his own, Patrick finds himself suddenly taking on the role of primary guardian. Despite having a set of “Guncle Rules” ready to go, Patrick has no idea what to expect, having spent years barely holding on after the loss of his great love, a somewhat-stalled acting career, and a lifestyle not-so-suited to a six- and a nine-year-old.

3. This Is How It Always Is: A Novel

Author: by Laurie Frankel
Flatiron Books
336 pages

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New York Times BestsellerThe Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club PickEvery once in a while, I read a book that opens my eyes in a way I never expected. Reese Witherspoon (Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick)People Magazine’s Top 10 Books of 2017Amazon’s Best Books of 2017: Top 20Amazon’s Best Literature and Fiction of 2017Bustle’s 17 Books Every Woman Should Read From 2017PopSugar’s Our Favorite Books of the Year (So Far)Refinery29’s Best Books of the Year So FarBookBrowse’s The 20 Best Books of 2017Pacific Northwest Book Awards FinalistThe Globe and Mail’s Top 100 Books of 2017Longlisted for 2019 International DUBLIN Literary AwardIt made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me think.

Liane Moriarty, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Little LiesThis is how a family keeps a secretand how that secret ends up keeping them. This is how a family lives happily ever afteruntil happily ever after becomes complicated. This is how children changeand then change the world.This is Claude.

4. The Once and Future Witches

Author: by Alix E. Harrow
Redhook (October 13, 2020)
October 13, 2020

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In the late 1800s, three sisters use witchcraft to change the course of history in Alix E. Harrow’s powerful novel of magic and the suffragette movement. Named One of the Best Books of the Year by NPR Books Barnes and Noble BookPage In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches.

There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.

But when the Eastwood sistersJames Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonnajoin the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women’s movement into the witch’s movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to voteand perhaps not even to livethe sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.

There’s no such thing as witches.But there will be. An homage to the indomitable power and persistence of women, The Once and Future Witches reimagines stories of revolution, motherhood, and women’s suffragethe lost ways are calling. Praise for The Once and Future Witches:”A gorgeous and thrilling paean to the ferocious power of women.

5. The Goldfinch

Author: by Donna Tartt
Little, Brown Book Group
October 22, 2013

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2014Aged thirteen, Theo Decker, son of a devoted mother and a reckless, largely absent father, survives an accident that otherwise tears his life apart. Alone and rudderless in New York, he is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend.

He is tormented by an unbearable longing for his mother, and down the years clings to the thing that most reminds him of her: a small, strangely captivating painting that ultimately draws him into the criminal underworld. As he grows up, Theo learns to glide between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty antiques store where he works.

He is alienated and in love – and his talisman, the painting, places him at the centre of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle. The Goldfinch is a haunted odyssey through present-day America and a drama of enthralling power. Combining unforgettably vivid characters and thrilling suspense, it is a beautiful, addictive triumph – a sweeping story of loss and obsession, of survival and self-invention, of the deepest mysteries of love, identity and fate.

6. Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel (Booker Prize Winner)

Author: by Bernardine Evaristo
Grove Press, Black Cat
464 pages

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NATIONAL BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZEA must-read about modern Britain and womanhood … An impressive, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, their struggles, pains, laughter, longings and loves … Her style is passionate, razor-sharp, brimming with energy and humor.

There is never a single moment of dullness in this book and the pace does not allow you to turn away from its momentum. Booker Prize JudgesBernardine Evaristo is the winner of the 2019 Booker Prize and the first black woman to receive this highest literary honor in the English language.

Girl, Woman, Other is a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity and a moving and hopeful story of an interconnected group of Black British women that paints a vivid portrait of the state of contemporary Britain and looks back to the legacy of Britain’s colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean.

The twelve central characters of this multi-voiced novel lead vastly different lives: Amma is a newly acclaimed playwright whose work often explores her Black lesbian identity; her old friend Shirley is a teacher, jaded after decades of work in London’s funding-deprived schools; Carole, one of Shirley’s former students, is a successful investment banker; Carole’s mother Bummi works as a cleaner and worries about her daughter’s lack of rootedness despite her obvious achievements.

7. Secrets of Happiness

Author: by Joan Silber
Counterpoint (May 4, 2021)
May 4, 2021

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When a man discovers his father in New York has long had another, secret, familya wife and two kidsthe interlocking fates of both families lead to surprise loyalties, love triangles, and a reservoir of inner strength in this “expansive and elegantly crafted novel” (Fresh Air, NPR).

“Rich with the complexities of life … The stories create a world made fully dimensional through changes of perspectivemajor characters appear and reappear as part of one or another’s experience and testimony … Pull any life’s thread and you discover a mesh of involvement that soon takes in all the others.

It is a fine thing, subtly done, and truly exhilarating.” The Wall Street JournalEthan, a young lawyer in New York, learns that his father has long kept a second familya Thai wife and two kids living in Queens. In the aftermath of this revelation, Ethan’s mother spends a year working abroad, returning much changed, as events introduce her to the other wife.

Across town, Ethan’s half brothers are caught in their own complicated journeys: one brother’s penchant for minor delinquency has escalated, and the other must travel to Bangkok to bail him out, while the bargains their mother has struck about love and money continue to shape their lives.

8. With Teeth: A Novel

Author: by Kristen Arnett
304 pages

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A gripping readUnabashedly queer, probing and unafraidExceedingly engaging. USA Today Sublimely weird, fluently paced, brazenly funny and gayer still, and it richly deserves to find readers. New York TimesFrom the author of the New York Timesbestselling sensation Mostly Dead Things: a surprising and moving story of two mothers, one difficult son, and the limitations of marriage, parenthood, and love If she’s being honest, Sammie Lucas is scared of her son.

Working from home in the close quarters of their Florida house, she lives with one wary eye peeled on Samson, a sullen, unknowable boy who resists her every attempt to bond with him. Uncertain in her own feelings about motherhood, she tries her bestdriving, cleaning, cooking, prodding him to finish projects for schoolwhile growing increasingly resentful of Monika, her confident but absent wife.

As Samson grows from feral toddler to surly teenager, Sammie’s life begins to deteriorate into a mess of unruly behavior, and her struggle to create a picture-perfect queer family unravels. When her son’s hostility finally spills over into physical aggression, Sammie must confront her role in the messand the possibility that it will never be clean again.

9. Skye Falling: A Novel

Author: by Mia McKenzie
June 22, 2021

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A woman who’s used to going solo discovers that there’s one relationship she can’t run away from in this buoyant novel, a probing examination of the complexities of family, queerness, race, and communityRazor-sharp and outrageously funny, Skye Falling is an absolute winner.

Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & the Six and Malibu RisingWhen she was twenty-six and broke, Skye didn’t think twice before selling her eggs and happily pocketing the cash. Now approaching forty, Skye still moves through life entirelyand unrepentantlyon her own terms, living out of a suitcase and avoiding all manner of serious relationships.

Maybe her junior high classmates weren’t wrong when they voted her Most Likely to Be Single instead of Most Ride-or-Die Homie, but at least she’s always been free to do as she pleases. Then a twelve-year-old girl tracks Skye down during one of her brief visits to her hometown of Philadelphia and informs Skye that she’s her egg.

10. Imagine Me Gone

Author: by Adam Haslett
May 3, 2016

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From a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, a ferociously intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save the people we love the most? When Margaret’s fiance, John, is hospitalized for depression in 1960s London, she faces a choice: carry on with their plans despite what she now knows of his condition, or back away from the suffering it may bring her.

She decides to marry him. Imagine Me Gone is the unforgettable story of what unfolds from this act of love and faith. At the heart of it is their eldest son, Michael, a brilliant, anxious music fanatic who makes sense of the world through parody.

Over the span of decades, his younger siblings – the savvy and responsible Celia and the ambitious and tightly controlled Alec – struggle along with their mother to care for Michael’s increasingly troubled and precarious existence. Told in alternating points of view by all five members of the family, this searing, gut-wrenching, and yet frequently hilarious novel brings alive with remarkable depth and poignancy the love of a mother for her children, the often inescapable devotion siblings feel toward one another, and the legacy of a father’s pain in the life of a family.

11. Meet Me in Another Life: A Novel

Author: by Catriona Silvey
April 27, 2021

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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Gal Gadot! Inventive, bold and surprising … Builds in suspense and emotion, revealing itself page by page, layer by layer. Cleverly constructed and highly entertaining. CHARLES YURecommended by Popsugar Bustle Goodreads Tor Mashable BookBub io9 Gizmodo Lambda Literary BookRiot CrimeReads Debutiful The Nerd Daily and many more!

For fans of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue and Life After Life, a poignant genre-bending debut novel about a man and woman who must discover why they continue to meet in different versions of their livesa thrilling and imaginative exploration of the infinite forms of love and how our choices can change everything.

Thora and Santi have met before. Two strangers in a foreign city, Thora and Santi meet in a chance encounter. At once, they recognize in each other a kindred spiritsomeone who is longing for more in life than the cards they’ve been dealt.

Before their friendship can blossom, though, a tragic accident cuts their story short. They will meet again. But this is only one of the many connections they share. Like satellites trapped in orbit around each other, Thora and Santi will find each other again: as husband and wife; teacher and student; caretaker and patient; cynic and believer.

12. Rubyfruit Jungle: A Novel

Author: by Rita Mae Brown
240 pages

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The rare work of fiction that has changed real life … If you don’t yet know Molly Boltor Rita Mae Brown, who created herI urge you to read and thank them both. Gloria Steinem Winner of the Lambda Literary Pioneer Award | Winner of the Lee Lynch Classic Book Award A landmark coming-of-age novel that launched the career of one of this country’s most distinctive voices, Rubyfruit Jungle remains a transformative work more than forty years after its original publication.

In bawdy, moving prose, Rita Mae Brown tells the story of Molly Bolt, the adoptive daughter of a dirt-poor Southern couple who boldly forges her own path in America. With her startling beauty and crackling wit, Molly finds that women are drawn to her wherever she goesand she refuses to apologize for loving them back.

This literary milestone continues to resonate with its message about being true to yourself and, against the odds, living happily ever after. Praise for Rubyfruit Jungle Groundbreaking. The New York Times Powerful … A truly incredible book … I found myself laughing hysterically, then sobbing uncontrollably just moments later.

13. The Language of Hoofbeats

Author: by Catherine Ryan Hyde
December 9, 2014

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When a troubled girl steals a horse, her foster moms are thrown together with their reluctant neighbor in this award-winning novel from New York Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Hyde. From the bestselling author of Pay It Forward comes a story of the heartbreak and healing power of family.

New to a small town, Jackie and Paula envision a quiet life for their kids: a young adopted son and two teenage foster children, including the troubled Star. However, they quickly butt heads with their neighbor, Clementine, who disapproves of their lifestyle and is incensed when Star befriends her spirited horse, Comet.

Haunted by past tragedy and unable to properly care for Comet, Clem nevertheless resents the bond Star soon shares with the horse. When Star disappears with Comet, the neighbors are thrown togetherfar too close together. But as the search for the pair wears on, both families must learn to put aside their animosity and confront the choices they’ve made and the scars they carry.

14. Mostly Dead Things

Author: by Kristen Arnett
354 pages

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The celebrated New York Times BestsellerA Best Book of the Year pick at the New York Times, NPR, The New Yorker, TIME, Washington Post, Oprahmag. Com, Thrillist, Shelf Awareness, Good Housekeeping and more. What does it take to come back to life?

For Jessa-Lynn Morton, the question is not an abstract one. In the wake of her father’s suicide, Jessa has stepped up to manage his failing taxidermy business while the rest of the Morton family crumbles. Her mother starts sneaking into the taxidermy shop to make provocative animal art, while her brother, Milo, withdraws.

And Brynn, Milo’s wifeand the only person Jessa’s ever been in love withwalks out without a word. It’s not until the Mortons reach a tipping point that a string of unexpected incidents begins to open up surprising possibilities and second chances.

But will they be enough to salvage this family, to help them find their way back to one another? Kristen Arnett’s breakout bestseller is a darkly funny family portrait; a peculiar, bighearted look at love and loss and the ways we live through them together.