As you all well know, June is Gay and Lesbian Pride Month. So, in keeping with the theme, our Book of the Month for June is Map by Audrey Beth Stein. It is a Lambda Literary Award Finalists in the Bisexual Nonfiction category.
As a late-blooming, sexually-confused senior at the University of Pennsylvania, Audrey Beth Stein was looking for love, but she never expected it to arrive via email, from someone she first knew only as firstname.lastname@example.org…
It was 1996, a time when the Indigo Girls had just performed their first explicitly gay songs, Ellen DeGeneres was preparing to come out on national television, and eHarmony.com and JDate did not yet exist. A time when being queer was a little bit easier than admitting you’d met someone through the internet.
Using layers of introspection and insight reminiscent of Curtis Sittenfeld’s Prep and Wendy Swallow’s Breaking Apart woven into a largely present-tense narrative, this coming-of-age memoir combines the page-turning exuberance of falling in love for the first time, the disorienting clarity of loss, and the triumph of letting go of the training wheels.
YA Reads is proud to be hosting a giveaway for one (1) copy of Map.
The Nitty Gritty:
- Simply fill out the form below with your name, email, and mailing address. We randomly draw the winners using random.org.
- Giveaway is open only to U.S. residents.
- Ends on June 30, 2010.