Watersgreen House

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Watersgreen House publishes literary gay fiction and poetry. Our books are available in paperback and e-book editions including Nook, Kindle, & Smashwords.

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Diary of a Madman
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 111,520. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (1809-1852), although Russian, was born in the village of Sorochyntsi in the Poltava Oblast province of central Ukraine. He was never accepted by the Russian public as being completely Russian in his thinking and political ideology, and indeed he was not. Gogol's Ukrainian upbringing is most evident in his early works which draw heavily from Ukrainian culture and history.
Georgian Poetry
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 124,520. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
* A compilation of the Georgian Poetry anthologies published by Edward Marsh from 1911-22. * Edited and with a new introduction by Keith Hale *The Georgians in their day were acclaimed as bold, fresh, and realistic in their use of language. D.H. Lawrence said the first collection was “like a big breath taken when we are waking up after a night of oppressive dreams."
Reading and Writing in Freshman English II
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 36,380. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
Freshman composition instructors will not find a more affordable basic textbook for their cash-strapped students. This book and its partner edition, Reading and Writing in Freshman English I, focus on total literacy, with emphasis given to reading comprehension of increasingly challenging texts.
Reading and Writing in Freshman English I
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 49,940. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / language arts
Freshman composition instructors will not find a more affordable basic textbook for their cash-strapped students. This book and its partner edition, Reading and Writing in Freshman English II focus on total literacy, with emphasis given to reading comprehension of increasingly challenging texts.
Ode to Boy, Vol. 2: An Anthology of Same-Sex Attraction In Literature from the 19th Century Through the First World War
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 136,370. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Volume 2 is a refreshingly readable collection of literature devoted to same-sex attraction from the 19th Century through the war poets. Includes works from Lord Byron, Gogol, Thoreau, Melville, Whitman, Henry James, Cather, Stein, Mann, Forster, Lawrence, Owen, and many others. Hale's introductions are to the point and sometimes witty, specifying why the author or work is included in the volume.
Ode to Boy, vol. 1: An Anthology of Same-Sex Attraction In Literature from Antiquity Through the 18th Century
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,590. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Volume 1 is a refreshingly readable collection of literature devoted to same-sex attraction from the ancient Greeks through the Eighteenth Century. Includes works by Plato, Shakespeare, Rumi, Hafiz, & many others. Hale's introductions to the authors are to the point and sometimes witty, specifying why the author or work is included in the volume and sometimes providing a larger biographical scope.
Cody: Clicking Beat on the Brink of Nada
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 66,440. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Category: Fiction » Classics
By turns funny, romantic, erotic, and sad, this evocative novel brilliantly recreates the landscape of late adolescence, when friendships seem eternal and loves reincarnate. Set in Arkansas but first published in The Netherlands, Clicking Beat on the Brink of Nada--or Cody, as it was titled in the U.S.--quickly won praise from reviewers and readers across Europe and North America.
The Gospel of Lazarus (The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved)
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 20,560. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » History
The story of Jesus and the Beloved Disciple is a beautiful and intriguing love story, well worth being treated as serious literature and appearing between covers of its own. For this version of the story, editor Tobias Skinner has chosen to believe, for reasons set forth in the preface, that it was Lazarus who first wrote this version of the gospel.
Masculine Beauty: A Collection of Walt Whitman's Poetry Of Same-Sex Affection
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 44,660. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Gay & lesbian
* Contains only those poems Whitman wrote exploring masculine beauty and/or same-sex affection. * Contains an abridged introduction by John Burroughs placing the work in its historical context as well as a contemporary preface by Michael Wilson.
Collected Poems and Letters from America with Photographs and a New Introduction
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 78,570. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014 by Watersgreen House. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
This volume begins with a new introduction by Keith Hale tying Brooke's early poems to his Rugby romantic friendships and discussing Brooke's sexuality in some detail. The Collected Poems and Letters from America are then presented in their entirety together with the original introduction to the letters by Henry James.
Stories
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 18,760. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Luke Hartwell's three acclaimed short stories, hitherto published individually, appear here in one volume. "Jimmy," "Michael," and "Nothing Strikes Back" showcase Hartwell's ability to create characters then get inside their head and relate their stories in a voice so accurate you will swear the character is writing the story.
Sonnets to a Young Man
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 15,290. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
* Contains only Shakespeare's 127 sonnets written for or about his young male love. * Contains an introduction detailing the story told by the sonnet sequence and placing the sonnets in the canon of gay literature.
Ode to Boy: An Anthology of Same-Sex Attraction in Literature from Antiquity Through the First World War
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 177,920. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » Gay & lesbian
A refreshingly readable collection of literature devoted to same-sex attraction from the ancient Greeks through the war poets. Includes works from Homer, Sappho, the Old Testament, Pindar, Plato, Catullus, Virgil, Horace, Plutarch, Ovid, Rumi, Hafiz, Michelangelo, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Byron, Disraeli, Thoreau, Melville, Whitman, Henry James, Wilde, Housman, Cather, Stein, Mann, Owen, & many more.
A Shropshire Lad and Last Poems: For the Love of Moses
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 14,650. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Category: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry
The complete editions of A.E. Housman's A Shropshire Lad and Last Poems together with an introduction by Keith Hale that ties the poems to their historical root: Housman's love for his friend Moses Jackson.
Nothing Strikes Back
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
What do you do when your girlfriend's younger brother is the best-looking person on the planet and has a thing for you but he's only sixteen? Parish doesn't know what he's going to do, but he's about to find out.
Michael
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,130. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Ben cannot keep his mind off the handsome young man sitting at the back of his world literature class. He fantasizes and fantasizes, and then he acts. An amorous, hysterical, and ridiculously unusual tale by the acclaimed author of Atom Heart John Beloved, Nathan's Story, and Locomotives in Winter.
Locomotives in Winter
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 60,220. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Hunter, a high school senior, finds himself with no place to go and ends up sharing a bed with the friend and classmate he once had abandoned. Brandon, who has been in love with Hunter since ninth grade, finds having Hunter in his bed every night leads to some surprises. After graduating, the two boys part. Years later Brandon receives an unexpected call from Hunter and the two reunite.
Letters to a Shooting Star
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 54,980. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Letters to a Shooting Star follows Arkansas country boy Ben Goodman through childhood and adolescence, focusing primarily on the period when he crosses paths with the book's other protagonists, Pennsylvania-raised brothers Ethan and Daniel Henry. Letters to a Shooting Star is both a humorous coming of age novel and a sensitive love story told in fine, understated style.
Edleston: Lord Byron's Boy Poems
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 17,700. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » History
A collection of romantic poems Byron wrote for John Edleston, Lord Clare, Earl Delawarr, Lucas Chalandrutsanos, and other boys. The collection spans Byron's life. Some poems for Edleston, Clare, and Delawarr were among the earliest verse he wrote; the poems to Chalandrutsanos were his very last. Selected and introduced by Keith Hale.
Jimmy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,080. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Rainbow Award-winning author Luke Hartwell once again explores the relationship between gay and straight best friends in this sparse, moving story. Chris has been in love with his best friend Jimmy since childhood. While Chris is at college, Jimmy is sent to prison. Now Jimmy is free once more and the two meet again.
Atom Heart John Beloved
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 66,580. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Atom Heart John Beloved chronicles the lives of two boys who become friends at age thirteen. The story is told by eighteen-year-old John, who quietly whispers to his best friend one night in bed, "Do me." John's narrative voice is one of the most unique in gay literature. Atom Heart John Beloved is literate, intimate, erotic, and delightful, delivering unexpected moments of grace.
Nathan's Story
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 33,930. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013 by Watersgreen House. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Luke Hartwell, author of the award-winning novel Atom Heart John Beloved, returns with a second look at its characters with Nathan narrating. Readers of the first book will find some situations familiar, but Nathan is not John, and his story is his own. Hartwell's unexpected plot twists will surprise and delight, all the while remaining true to his fundamental theme: love as a state of grace


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