The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet by Myrlin Hermes

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 The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet

Paperback, 384 pages

Published: January 26, 2010

Literary Awards:  Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Fiction (2011)

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A Divinity scholar at Wittenberg University, Horatio prides himself on his capacity for rational debate. His life changes when he meets Hamlet, the flamboyantly beautiful Prince of Denmark.

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Under This Unbroken Sky by Shandi Mitchell

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Hardcover, 354 pages

Published: October 1, 2009 by George Weidenfeld & Nicholson (1st published January, 2009)

Setting: Alberta, Canada

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There is a black and white photograph of a family: a man, woman, and five children. Scrawled on the back, in tight archaic script, are the words: Willow Creek, Alberta, 1933. This will be their only photograph together …

Thus we are introduced to the Mykolayenkos, a family of Ukrainian immigrants, through a faded image. They escaped Communist oppression in their native country and are working relentlessly to eke out an existence in the harsh Northern Canadian prairie.

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