Beachy, Stephen. Glory Hole. Tuscaloosa, AL: FC2, 2017.
Beachy’s novel boneyard [sic] is one of the best novels I’ve ever read because of its description of queer Anabaptist bondage. After I read it I devoured Beachy’s other books, and have become a huge fan of his writing. Glory Hole is mentioned in boneyard, in which Beachy himself is a character, and when I first read it I thought to myself “I wish that novel existed.” I was thrilled to find out that Beachy was actually writing it in real life and pre-ordered it on amazon.com as soon as it was possible to do so. It came in the mail this week.
Freeman, Elizabeth. Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010.
I keep seeing this book cited in the queer theory I’ve been reading lately, and decided to investigate it for myself.
I purchased this and Marcus’s book from amazon.com’s network of independent booksellers.
Loewen, Harry, ed. Mennonite Images: Historical, Cultural, and Literary Essays Dealing with Mennonite Issues. Winnipeg: Hyperion Press, 1980.
This was one of the first books to include scholarly discussions of Mennonite literature. I read it as soon as it arrived and even though the scholarship is rather dated it is interesting historically.
I bought this book from abebooks.com’s network of booksellers. The copy I acquired, the only one available, was listed on both abebooks and amazon, but the shipping on abebooks was about $2.00 cheaper.
Marcus, Sara. Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution. New York: HarperPerennial, 2010.
Akin to the story of Freeman’s book, this book keeps getting cited in the scholarship I’ve been reading about queer archiving over the past year, so I decided to buy it and read it for myself.