"…[S]erves as a readers' advisory for adults seeking interesting fiction, biography, and drama with a GLBT theme or written by GLBT authors. Introductory chapters provide a historical overview of gay and lesbian literature, information on GLBT book awards, and an examination of the genre's appeal, myths, and controversies."
"This bibliography is a needed resource for librarians wanting information about books available in the field of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered literature… For those libraries wanting to expand their collections of culturally diverse literature this would be a needed and welcomed resource."
"This additional to the Genreflecting Advisory Series fills a gap, focusing on popular literature with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered characters, themes, or authors…An excellent tool for readers' advisory, as well as an outstanding reference on an important type of literature, this guide is highly recommended for public and academic libraries with GLBT collections.' "
"More than 1,000 titles, most of them fiction and most shortlisted for awards, are described. While Alison Bechdel, David Sedaris, and other authors whose works are listed here will be familiar to many, plenty of new discoveries are waiting for anyone who wants to explore the literature."
"Genres of importance to GLBT literature--including 'Coming Out,' 'HIV/AIDS and Other Health Issues,' and 'Life Stories: Biography, Autobiography, and Memoirs'--enhance the volume's importance and contribution to facilitating access to key themes...This easy-to-use volume is a gateway to an important body of literature with growing mainstream interest. The 'Issues for the Readers' Advisor' section at the beginning of each chapter will assist librarians in successfully selecting and referring users to works within these genre categories. The volume will also prove useful in academic libraries for faculty interested in expanding the diversity of their curricula...Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers."
"For gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) readers or librarians trying to assist them in finding quality twentieth-century GLBT literature written in (or translated to) English, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Literature: A Genre Guide is the perfect reference. Rigorous scholarship has gone into creating a book that presents an enormous amount of information in eminently user-friendly format and language. This book belongs in every general and academic reference collection."
"This volume from the Genreflecting Series can help librarians and readers connect with books that reveal the truths they seek. It fills a major gap in readers' advisory literature by focusing on literature for adults that is 'written by GLBT authors, or with GLBT protagonists or themes'. Public librarians are the most obvious audience for this reference work, but school and academic librarians serving GLBT populations will also find it a valuable resource. . . . On a whole, this book admirably provides one of the first (if not the first) comprehensive readers' advisory reference works focused on adult GLBT literature. I highly recommend this title to librarians and readers interested in understanding and exploring this category of literature."