Torchwood – now in a library near you!

Caught the Doctor Who fever? Lamenting the break in the season? Well Jack Harkness is here to save the day with Torchwood.

Torchwood characters

Set in modern day Cardiff/London, the series follows Jack Harkness and his work with Torchwood (a secret government agency commissioned by Queen Victoria to deal with aliens). After all, someone has to look after Earth while the Doctor’s away.

All seasons, including the shorts “Children of Earth” and “Miracle Day” are available on loan from our library!

A little fun fact: Torchwood is an anagram for Doctor Who.

New fiction at the GLBT Library

Last week we shared some of our new non-fiction titles and a few new memoirs. Since it’s now spring break, let’s relax and look at some of our new fiction!

 Holding Still for as Long as Possible
by Zoe Whittall
9.400 WHIho 2010

Traces an unusual love triangle between a former teen idol, a big-city paramedic, and a fashionable filmmaker, all part of the generation that grew up with the War on Terror, SARS, Hurricane Katrina, and texting.

 

 Sprout
by Dale Peck
9.404 PECsp 2009

Sprout Bradford has a secret. It’s not what you think–he’ll tell you he’s gay. He’ll tell you about his dad’s drinking and his mother’s death. The green fingerprints everywhere tell you when he last dyed his hair. But neither the reader nor Sprout are prepared for what happens when Sprout suddenly finds he’s had a more profound effect on the lives around him than he ever thought possible. Sprout is both hilarious and gripping; a story of one boy at odds with the expected.

 Turnskin
by Nicole Kimberling
9.604 KIMtu 2008

Raised in a remote farming community, Tom Fletcher knows little of his Shifter heritage and less about the dangerous lives that other Shifters lead in the city of Riverside. For Tom the big city is a daydream of opening nights and bright theatre lights. But when Tom meets Cloud Coldmoon-the infamous and handsome heir to a criminal syndicate-everything changes. Suddenly suspected of murder, Tom must flee to the only city where his kind are common. Filled with shapeshifters, con men and mobsters and ruled by the vengeful Coldmoon Family, Riverside is as perilous as it is alluring. Tom seeks refuge in the Turnskin Theatre, where his shape-changing skills can be put to good use on, and off, the stage. Here he has a chance to fulfill his dreams of stardom and romance, but only if he can stay one step ahead of the police and criminals alike- otherwise the next shape he takes could be his last.

 Love You Two
by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli
9.400 PALlo 2008

When Maria was a little girl, her mum used to sign cards and notes to her and her younger brother Leo with the crazy line, Love you t(w)oo. It was supposed to make them feel like their mum had heaps of love for both of them, that she loved them equally. Well, that’s okay when you love all your kids. Actually, that’s the way it should be. But what happens when your mum decides that her turning-40 revolution is going to be the announcement that she loves your dad as much as ever, but is also in love with someone else! Maria’s mum has always been strong and funny and maybe a bit too cool for a mum. Maria’s always loved her mum for fighting the ‘old wog ways’ and making sure Maria has an easier time growing up and discovering love than she did. But can Maria’s love for her mum deal with this? Is there a limit to love and can it easily turn to hate? Does love end? What is love anyway? And what does it all mean for Maria’s own feelings about her new guy?

 

 Luna
by Julie Anne Peters
9.408 PETlu 2004

Regan’s brother Liam can’t stand the person he is during the day. Like the moon from whom Liam has chosen his female namesake, his true self, Luna, only reveals herself at night-in the secrecy of his basement bedroom Liam transforms himself into the beautiful girl he longs to be, with help from his sister’s clothes and makeup. Now, everything is about to change-Luna is preparing to emerge from her cocoon. But are Liam’s family and friends ready to welcome Luna into their lives? Compelling and provocative, this is an unforgettable novel about a transgender teen’s struggle for self-identity and acceptance.

 Probation
by Tom Mendicino
9.404 MENpr 2010

In this timely and provocative novel from an authentic new voice in fiction, Mendicino explores how a closeted gay man’s decision to marry impacts his life and the people he loves, and what happens when the lies unravel.