**Preorders of books Gretchen Loves

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The Absinthe Underground By Jamie Pacton Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781682634929
Availability: In stock with our warehouse--usually ships within 1-7 days. May or may not be in stock at Room.
Published: Peachtree Teen - February 6th, 2024

An entrancing tale of magical, sapphic intrigue in a Moulin-Rouge- style setting (but make it FAE!). This story of the friendship and slow-burn blossoming romance of two neurodivergent young women who get drawn into the lush, dark, and dangerous Absinthe Underground will delight and enrapture you!


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The Book of Love: A Novel By Kelly Link Cover Image
$31.00
ISBN: 9780812996586
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Published: Random House - February 13th, 2024

A deeply unsettling, wondrously intricate story of three formerly dead teenagers, their small town, their quest to perform magical tasks to keep on being not dead, and the arcane beings that converge upon them. As always, Link’s prose is razor-sharp, hilarious, and sets the unutterable mundane as the other side of the unknowable weirdness. Love in all its forms is the lens refracting light in the darkness—you won’t see anything the same way again.


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Greta & Valdin: A Novel By Rebecca K. Reilly Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781668028049
Availability: In stock with our warehouse--usually ships within 1-7 days. May or may not be in stock at Room.
Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - February 6th, 2024

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The Woods All Black By Lee Mandelo Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250790316
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Tordotcom - March 19th, 2024

A brutal piece of trans historical horror fiction, this T4T novel pulses with barely restrained rage and sinks deeply into your skin. The 1920's isolated holler community that self-described invert Leslie finds himself posted to as a traveling nurse radiates an all-too-familiar religiously-driven hostility toward anyone unwilling or unable to enact a patriarchal Christian gender dynamic. Leslie offers his skills and services to the catty, barely civil families of the small town of Spar Creek, and soon meets the angry Stevie Mattingly, a boy whose corrective rape at the hands of a local man has resulted in pregnancy--and he can't decide whether Stevie's situation, the chilling sermons of the local pastor or the menacing darkness in the woods is more concerning. Mandelo's prose viciously and vivaciously draws the embodied experiences of two characters whose expressions we might anachronistically describe as trans, but whose context and experiences are grounded in deep research and sensitively drawn from queer histories of transgressive gender. As shocking, visceral, and unforgettable as a severed carotid, this story of queer rage, sex, and monstrous freedom will stick with you.