Lethe Press

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Lethe Press is an independent publishing house specializing in speculative fiction, books of gay interest, poetry, spirituality, as well as classic works of the occult & supernatural. Named after the Greek river of memory and forgetfulness, Lethe Press is devoted to ideas that are often neglected or forgotten by mainstream publishers. Founded in 2001 by author Steve Berman, Lethe Press has grown steadily in its first few years. Our books have been finalists for, and in cases won, such awards as the Andre Norton, Gaylactic Spectrum, Golden Crown Literary, and Lambda Literary Awards. Our anthologies have featured the works of many acclaimed and New York Times best-selling authors.

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Bears on Bears: Interviews & Discussions (Revised edition)
By Ron J. Suresha
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 126,280. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014 by Lethe Press. Category: Nonfiction
In 30 wide-ranging interviews, these 62 gay and bisexual men expose their furrier side. They reveal their experiences as gay, bi, and trans Bears and Bear-lovers who find their physical image and personal lifestyle at odds with stereotypically ephebic, effeminate, fashion-obsessed gay male culture, they find intimate affirmation within the increasingly international Bear brotherhood.
Countrycide: Stories
By L.A. Fields
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 37,860. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2014 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
Pack light, nothing heavier than a backpack, before you open the pages of L.A. Fields’s collection of stories. A never-ending journey awaits you along a Möbius strip that runs the circulatory system from flushed head to rapid heart, along asphalt lanes stinking of gasoline fumes and vulcanized rubber. Join Fields’s feral boys, captivating Peter Pans in flight from everyday life.
Rhapsody: Notes on Strange Fictions
By Hal Duncan
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 121,330. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014 by Lethe Press. Category: Nonfiction
Acclaimed author & critic Hal Duncan turns his analytic eye towards the development and current state of speculative fiction in the pages of Rhapsody. Duncan's trademark wry humor and suffer-no-fools approach to critiquing the genre will make this book more than a resource for students of the field—anyone who enjoys reading tales of the fantastical and strange can find Duncan's insight worthwhile.
Edge: Travels of an Appalachian Leather Bear
By Jeff Mann
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,070. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014 by Lethe Press. Category: Nonfiction
The autobiographical essays in Edge offer insight into the passions of acclaimed author Jeff Mann. These memories, insightful as they are endearing, range from his boyhood obsession with the gothic allure of Dark Shadows, to the doubt and pain of being a Southerner and so at the edge of the gay community, and the appeal of leather bars and bear culture.
Scruffians! Stories of Better Sodomites
By Hal Duncan
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 75,070. Language: British English. Published: April 2, 2014 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
Hal Duncan’s world of scruffians and scamps and sodomites is filled with the gay pirate gods of Love and Death, immortal scoundrels, and young men who find themselves forced to become villains. But who amongst us does not adore a gamin antihero? These fantastical tales from the fringes of an imaginative realm of supernatural fairies and human fey will captivate the reader.
Next to Nothing: Stories
By Keith Banner
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 58,970. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
O. Henry Prize-winning author Keith Banner’s new collection of short fiction recounts the troubled lives of ne’er-do-wells and outsiders. The banality of life, whether it be trapped in front of the television or popping pills for E.D., is exposed and mocked with aplomb. Few writers capture the quintessence of awkward domesticity and growing up queer like Banner.
Moontusk: Book Four: Ivory and Gold
By Bruce P. Grether
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 109,060. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
As the fourth book of the intriguing and frankly erotic Moontusk Chronicles unfolds, either the world is ending—or it’s about to change beyond recognition. Separated by events beyond their control, the young lovers Dare and Hosis each believes the other has died. The White Mammoth Army commanded by Lord Jersis, the father of Hosis, decimates the female defenders of Kemnu.
Cub
By Jeff Mann
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 73,220. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
Travis Ferrell has not yet admitted his passion for handsome guys—and his idea of what handsome is and what handsome does is not much different from him. Soon he’ll learn that he’s not unique; gay culture has a name for young men like him. Cubs. Lambda Literary Award-winning author Jeff Mann has written a touching romance for the outsider in us all.
Red Caps: New Fairy Tales for Out of the Ordinary Readers
By Steve Berman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,760. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
These thirteen stories provide readers jaded by the traditional, Old World fairy tales with tempting new stories that will entice bored readers from their suburban ennui. Closets are waiting to be explored. Steve Berman has written for them princesses who love maidens and adorkable students who have wondrous and smart boyfriends.
The Music Teacher
By Bob Sennett
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 101,830. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
Growing up in the early years of the twentieth century, Joe Dooley allows his love for music and his passionate friendships with other young men to blind him to the tides of revolution rising around him in British-dominated Ireland. When he realizes he can’t support himself teaching music in Dublin, he enlists in the British Army’s peacetime reserves—only to be swept up by the Great War
Naming Ceremony
By Chip Livingston
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 56,060. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
In the sixteen short stories and essays that comprise Naming Ceremony, Chip Livingston examines the worlds we create by exploring the names we are called and those we call ourselves. Livingston’s characters name the terms that confirm their individuality and validate their roles in family, culture, politics, and sexuality.
A Warning in Blood
By Joseph R. G. DeMarco
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 71,800. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
Step into the shadows with the first of a series that blends deduction with suspense…and blood. Dru Lorand is not a commonplace vampire—he’s an Inquisitor, chosen by the elders of a most sanguine and secret society. His role is to investigate sedition and punish treason among the undead, of whom there are clans, factions and territories. He’s made enemies over the centuries.
The Garden
By Chaz Brenchley
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 105,580. Language: British English. Published: November 12, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
At twenty-four, Steph Anderson has been two years a widow, her husband Tom the second victim of a brutal serial murderer terrorizing Newcastle upon Tyne in northern England. Originally published in the UK in 1990, Chaz Brenchley’s The Garden is a beautifully written novel of heart-pounding suspense and psychological horror.
Out in the Dark: Interviews with Gay Horror Filmmakers, Actors and Authors
By Sean Abley
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 105,060. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Nonfiction
Out In the Dark: Interviews with Gay Filmmakers, Actors and Authors introduces you to 31 gay men working in the horror movie industry with interviews and insights into their work and their lives
Suffered from the Night: Queering Stoker's Dracula
By Steve Berman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,270. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
In Suffered from the Night: Queering Stoker’s Dracula, editor Steve Berman provides a worthy companion to Lethe Press’s widely acclaimed earlier anthologies of queered canon. Here you will find dark tales (and a poem) of Dracula himself, his minions willing and not, his implacable enemies, and their heirs. Prepare to be guided into the deep recesses of the queer imagination.
Takedown: Taming John Wesley Hardin
By Dale Chase
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 121,100. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
The notorious gunman John Wesley Hardin has killed more than 30 men over a 10 year period. On a fall day in 1878 he enters the Huntsville prison to serve a 25 year sentence for murder. Witnessing the arrival is convict Garland Quick who, though he’s sworn to never again love a desperado, is immediately taken with the handsome 25 year-old killer.The two men are thrown together into a relationship.
Extraordinary Hearts: Reclaiming Gay Sensibility’s Central Role in the Progress of Civilization
By Nicholas F. Benton
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 90,140. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Nonfiction
This book is a compilation of 100 columns published under the title, “Nick Benton’s Gay Science” on consecutive weeks from October 2010 through September 2012 on the website of the Falls Church News-Press and in print in the Metro Weekly, one of two prominent newspapers for the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area LGBT community.
The Princess and the Outlaw: Tales from the Torrid Past
By Jean Roberta
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 50,730. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
The women awaiting you in these pages might be fierce Amazons in ancient Greece, maidens and princesses of the medieval era, ingenues like Alice awaiting new and more sensual adventures beyond the rabbit hole, or outlaws and pirates. But each is open to the delights and passions of flesh and fantasy. Most of the couplings are with other women—friends, confidantes, instructors, lovers—but not all.
Welcome Home, Captain Harding
By Elliott Mackle
Series: Captain Harding, Book 3. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 60,850. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
Continuing the adventures and misadventures begun in Elliott Mackle’s award-winning Captain Harding’s Six-Day War and Captain Harding and his Men, Joe and his fellow officers and men are up against a hot-dogging, risk-taking aircraft commander, a pair of drug-abusing co-pilots and a married administrator with a taste for sexual blackmail.
Shades of Gay: An Erotic Novel
By David Clarke
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 51,530. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
Shades of Gay reveals the myriad desires a lost man can permit his body and soul to revel in despite the pain they bring. But can such fleeting moments of pleasure bring meaning to life? Will Daniel realize that the love he had with Marc is worth more than sweat and semen spent in other men’s beds?
The Double: Male Eros, Friendships, and Mentoring—From Gilgamesh To Kerouac
By Edward C Sellner
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 145,510. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Nonfiction
This book examines the concept of the Double in history and literary sources, from the earliest known literature, The Epic of Gilgamesh, to the life and writings of the 20th-century Beat writer, Jack Kerouac.  Drawing upon his knowledge of theology, Jungian psychology, literature, and the history of Christian spirituality, Ed Sellner explains this inner figure, reflected in close friendship.
Love Is Sweeter: Stories
By HC Hsu
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 45,390. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
In these stories from HC Hsu, men and women move from their stations in the labyrinth of modern life. They are drawn out of the maze in search of connections with another individual. Intimacy can be unexpected, be naked like skinship, be brief with betrayal through grief and lust, or lengthy with melancholy and forgiveness. No matter what, readers will seek to follow the many unique characters.
Heiresses of Russ 2013: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction
By Tenea D. Johnson
Series: Heiresses of Russ: The Year's Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,560. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
Marginalized people really will still exist in the future; more folks should know that, and more so create like they know it. Someone then must step into the gap, or to be more accurate the gaping holes in the collective visions of our possibilities as human beings. In these pages, someone has. Seventeen someones to be exact.
Point of Dreams: A Novel of Astreiant
By Melissa Scott
Series: The Novels of Astreiant, Book 3. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 135,680. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
"Readers of police procedurals will recognize the form of Point of Dreams, if not the details, which are necessarily changed by the fantasy setting… Scott and Barnett blend the genres deftly, transposing their mystery plot into their magical world, building suspense and scattering both clues and red herrings with panache… Point of Dreams is… thoroughly rewarding reading."—SF Site
Latter-Gay Saints: An Anthology of Gay Mormon Fiction
By Gerald S Argetsinger
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 139,170. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
Latter-Gay Saints brings together twenty-five exemplary short works depicting a variety of perspectives of what it means to be both Mormon and gay. These stories are also of value for the broader GLBT community revealing similarities that people of faith, regardless of which faith, face in attempting to negotiate their religious heritage with their homosexuality.
Where Thy Dark Eye Glances: Queering Edgar Allan Poe
By Steve Berman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,360. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
In Where Thy Dark Eye Glances, editor Steve Berman has assembled a range of tales that queer the prose and poetry of the Poe, the man himself, as well as dark and eerie stories about reading Poe’s work.
Minions of the Moon
By Richard Bowes
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 104,690. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
Kevin Grierson has a Shadow with a mind of its own. It likes thrills, it likes power, it likes the rush of drugs and danger. From the suburbs of Boston to the streets of New York, from the false glamor of advertising to the dark glamor of hustling and drug-dealing. Grierson’s Shadow keeps him walking the edge of destruction and madness.
Dust Devil on a Quiet Street
By Richard Bowes
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 96,810. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
Dust Devil on a Quiet Street chronicles the remarkable life of Boston-born, New York City-reared author Richard Bowes. Bowes’s childhood and adolescent brushes with dramatic spirits and hustlers, large and small, paved the way for his adult encounters with the remarkable, the numinous, the supernatural.
Wilde Stories 2013: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction
By Steve Berman
Series: Wilde Stories: The Year's Best Gay Speculative Fiction. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 86,580. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
In the 2013 volume, editor Steve Berman has collected stories of adolescents suffering growing pains in the midst of lake monsters, boyfriends seeking safe pest-free shelter in an infested dystopian world, the most unique story of a boy and his dog ever written, and pirates encountering a living island. A dozen tales written by award-winning authors and new talent.
Best Gay Stories 2013
By Steve Berman
Series: Best Gay Stories. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,530. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
“While this collection’s nuanced depictions of gay men today will surely attract gay readers, the quality of its stories transcends niche interest. A fine showcase of emerging and small press authors.” —Kirkus Reviews The sixth volume of Best Gay Stories explores the entirety of the diverse gay literary market. Editor Berman has chosen compelling fiction that ranges from the pragmatic to surreal.
As We Are
By Don Clark, PhD
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 56,480. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Nonfiction
This book is a meditation on us, as the gay individuals we are and as the genuine community we have become. Written toward the end of the 1980s and inspired by how we had used an historically challenging event to forge community identity, it looks at our revealed ways of loving, caring and changing.
Death by Silver
By Melissa Scott Amy Griswold
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 110,430. Language: British English. Published: May 29, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
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In Death by Silver veteran authors Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold introduce a Victorian London where magic works, influencing every aspect of civilized life, and two very appealing detectives.
BearCity: The Novel
By Lawrence Ferber
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 45,500. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
BearCity: The Novel, based on the award-winning feature-length movie, follows the funny, romantic, and often dramatic adventures of a tight-knit pack of bears, cubs, and friends in New York City as they gear up for a big party weekend.
Like Light for Flies
By Lee Thomas
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,530. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
These twelve tales of psychological suspense and horror mix heart, brains, and balls to create a pulse-pounding literary experience. A young boy is horrified to discover what his brother is really doing in their father’s work shed. An old man whispers a word that sets his victim on the road to madness. A Victorian dandy and his dog might just save the world…
Van Allen's Ecstasy
By Jim Tushinski
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,560. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
Born into an extraordinarily talented family, 29-year-old Michael Van Allen is the gay son of a well-known concert pianist and an equally famous painter. All his life, he has yearned for the talent and creativity that should have been his birthright but have somehow been denied him. When he wakes up in a mental hospital, his memory gone, his doctor tells him of his screaming breakdown.
Queeroes 2
By Steven Bereznai
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 84,700. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
In the sequel to Steven Bereznai's action-packed (and muscle-packed) adventure story featuring high school students gifted with superhuman powers, the town of Nuffim is once more the scene for mayhem. Gorgeous Troy Allstar has come out of the closet, but that doesn't mean his life is about to get any easier. He's an empath, able to influence the emotions of everybody around him.
Love Rules: Book 7 in the Beach Reach Reading series
By Mark Abramson
Series: Beach Reading, Book 7. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 75,700. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
The entire cast of quirky characters is back for Book Seven. Nick is in Europe with his grandmother and Tim is left behind to figure out the rules of a 21st century gay relationship. Can—and should—Tim resist Cupid’s arrows for such hotties as the sexy cop or the guy he just met at the bar? And what about the teenage British gymnast he’s met on the Internet who’s asked for an ominous gift.
Jesus and the Shamanic Tradition of Same-Sex Love
By Will Roscoe
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 89,940. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Nonfiction
Jesus and the Shamanic Tradition of Same-Sex Love is a passionate exploration of the history of Western religion as seen through the queer eye of one of the most widely acclaimed authors in gay spirituality. Drawing on recently discovered ancient sources, Will Roscoe offers a striking new view of Jesus as a charismatic mystic teaching about love and the kingdom of heaven.
My Dear Watson
By L.A. Fields
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 100,980. Language: British English. Published: March 26, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
One of the most famous partnerships in literature yields, over time, to a peculiar romantic triangle. Sherlock Holmes. Dr. John Watson. And the good doctor’s second wife. In L.A. Fields’ novel, Mrs. Watson is a clever woman who realizes, through examining all the prior cases her husband shared with the world’s greatest consulting detective, that the two men shared more than adventures.
Injustice
By K.A. Kron
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 58,500. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
Book One of the Nemesis Series. The Mile-High City has its troubles. Fortunately it also has a troubleshooter, Riley Connors, who s more than what she seems: law student, waitress, and flirt. Because Riley has a past and connections that enable her to protect the people around her. She's a nemesis to many. She has a penchant for investigating and meting out justice to criminals.
Living Gay
By Don Clark, PhD
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,660. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Nonfiction
Lethe Press is pleased to reissue this wonderful book that offers inspiration and insight into being gay—though decades have passed since the original volume appeared and LGBT rights and lives are no longer whispered about in the shadows, Clark’s wisdom about leading life in a positive and fulfilling way without denying same-sex desire is neither dated nor ephemeral.
Kelland: A Novel
By Paul G Bens
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 90,280. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
Who is Kelland? Two young boys rescued from the Viet Nam War. A couple drifting apart over the suicide of their only son. A devoutly Catholic child with the voice of an angel who is troubled by visions both sacred and profane. What links these seemingly disconnected people, and who is the mysterious Kelland, so determined to lay bare their hidden agony?
Before and Afterlives: Stories
By Christopher Barzak
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 98,020. Language: American English. Published: March 18, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
Discover the haunting stories of Crawford Award-winning author Christopher Barzak in his new collection Before and Afterlives. These are tales of relationships with unearthly domesticity and eeriness: a woman falls in love with a haunted house; a beached mermaid is substituted for a disappeared daughter; the imaginary friend of a murdered young woman stalks the streets of her small town; and more…
In Search Of and Others
By Will Ludwigsen
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 45,270. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
In Will Ludwigsen’s beautiful collection of nine reprinted and six original stories, the universe has a way of being weird in just the ways we need it to be. There are answers to many of our deepest questions…and they’re usually far more personal and mysterious than we expect.  What are you in search of? And what is in search of you?
Night Duty and Other Stories
By Nicolas Mann
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 55,460. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
In Night Duty, Nicolas Mann shares his erotic fiction featuring masculine, hairy men and the other sexy guys whom they lust after, and who love them in return. This unique collection of bearotic fiction will amuse and arouse anyone who enjoys the intimate company of masculine men.
Deprivation; or, Benedetto Furioso: An Oneiromancy
By Alex Jeffers
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 128,140. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
Steeped in the romance of Renaissance Italian literature, Ben Lansing isn’t coping well with waking life. In Deprivation, a novel as real as a fairy tale or romantic Renaissance epic, neither Ben nor the reader can ever feel certain of being awake or dreaming, walking the streets of Boston or the mazy paths of dreamland. Can you separate wish from fulfilment? Do you want to?
The Flight of the Black Swan: A Bawdy Novella
By Jean Roberta
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,640. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
Imagine an upperclass English girl kidnapped by pirates when she was eleven, and eventually returned to her family. If this sounds familiar, you’ve probably either read the classic book A High Wind in Jamaica by Richard Hughes, or seen the movie. Whatever you may imagine, Jean Roberta has taken the grown-up Emily far beyond your—or the younger Emily’s—wildest speculations.-Sacchi Green,Girl Fever
Standish
By Erastes
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 96,630. Language: British English. Published: February 6, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
Set in the post-Napoleonic years of the 1820s, Standish is a tale of two men—one man discovering his sexuality and the other struggling to overcome his traumatic past. Painting a picture of homosexuality in Georgian England, Standish is a love story of how the decisions of two men affect their journey through Europe and through life. Second edition, newly revised by the author.
Spirit of the Pacific
By Walter L. Williams
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,710. Language: American English. Published: February 4, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
This is the story of Eddie Freeman, an African American slave from South Carolina, who escaped slavery in 1860 and got involved in the Civil War in a way that he never would have expected. Eddie learned not to be afraid of change and the unknown. Eddie was attracted to his own sex, and in 21st century nomenclature would be called gay. But in his day he was just a young man trying to find love.
The Rest of Us: Stories
By Guy Mark Foster
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 63,650. Language: American English. Published: February 2, 2013 by Lethe Press. Category: Fiction
A remarkable collection of short stories that embrace the breadth and depth of being a gay African-American, The Rest of Us  approaches life from the angst of youth and first love to the familiarities of cruising and romancing later in life.
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  • Mambo Panties & Other Stories on Jan. 15, 2013
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    These are great character sketches with lots of downhome Texas local color. Witty little stories that draw the reader into a kind of timeless reality. Surprising wisdom. And funny. Toby Johnson