Popular Lesbian Fiction

From coming-out stories to historical fiction, from literary masterpieces to light romance, this list contains some of the most critically-acclaimed, contemporary novels featuring lesbian characters and themes, many of them award-winning titles! All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.


Alderman, Naomi. Disobedience. 2006.
     Also available: CD

Allison, Dorothy. Cavedweller. 1998.
     Also available: Large Type

Anshaw, Carol. Carry the One. 2012.
     Also available: CD, Digital Player

Avery, Ellis. The Last Nude. 2011.
     Also available: CD

Beale, Elaine. Another Life Altogether. 2010.

Bledsoe, Lucy Jane. The Big Bang Symphony. 2010.

Brown, Rita Mae. Rubyfruit Jungle. 1973.

Brownrigg, Sylvia. Pages for You. 2001.

Dean, Elizabeth. It's In Her Kiss. 2002.

D'Erasmo, Stacey. A Seahorse Year. 2004.

Donoghue, Emma. Life Mask. 2004.
     Also available: CD

England, Kate. Wildthorn. 2009. (Teen Fiction ENG).

Fleming, Anne. Anomaly. 2005.

Gordon, Jaimy. Bogeywoman. 1999.

Grant, Stephanie. Map of Ireland. 2008.

Green, Allison. Half-Moon Scar. 2000.

Hall, Catherine. Days of Grace. 2010.

Hirz, Saba. The Others. 2009.

Johnson, Barb. More of this World or Maybe Another. 2009.

Katzir, Judith. Dearest Anne: A Tale of Impossible Love. 2008.

Lemus, Felicia Luna. Trace Elements of Random Tea Parties. 2003.

MacDonald, Ann-Marie. Fall on Your Knees. 1996.
     Also available: Large Type

Malone, Jill. Red Audrey and the Roping. 2008.

Nachman/Dykewomon, Elana. Beyond the Pale. 1997.

Obejas, Achy. Memory Mambo. 1996.

Ostlund, Lori. The Bigness of the World. 2009.

Picoult, Jodi. Sing You Home. 2011.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, MP3

Revoyr, Nina. Southland. 2003.

Sawyer, Michelle. They Say She Tastes Like Honey. 2003.

Sharratt, Mary. Summit Avenue. 2000.

Sledge, Michael. The More I Owe You. 2010.

Trujillo, Carla. What Night Brings. 2003.

Vickers, Lu. Breathing Underwater. 2007.

Wadsworth, Ann. Light Coming Back. 2001.

Waters, Sarah. Affinity. 1999.

Waters, Sarah. Fingersmith. 2002.

Waters, Sarah. The Night Watch. 2006.
     Also available: CD

Waters, Sarah. Tipping the Velvet. 1998.
     Also available: CD

Winterson, Jeanette. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. 1987.