Monday, November 03, 2008


This summer, Bywater Books in Ann Arbor, MI, ran a web poll asking readers to nominate and then vote for the Best Lesbian Novels of the 20th Century. This is their final list:

The Top Ten
1 Curious Wine
by Katherine V. Forrest
2 Oranges are not the Only Fruit
by Jeanette Winterson
3 The Price of Salt
by Patricia Highsmith
4 Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
by Audre Lorde
5 Desert of the Heart
by Jane Rule
6 Rubyfruit Jungle
by Rita Mae Brown
7 Patience and Sarah
by Isabel Miller
8 The Sea of Light
by Jenifer Levin
9 Beyond the Pale
by Elana Dykewomon
10 Trouble and Her Friends
by Melissa Scott

Needless to say, I'm psyched. It's amazing company to be in - these are books that inspired me to be a better, queerer writer - and I'm really proud and pleased to be considered with them.