Understanding Love: LGBTQI Fiction

Fri. March 22, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Barnes & Noble

1035 Emmet Street North, Barracks Road Shopping Center, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Sponsored by: CFA Institute and Charlottesville Pride Community Network

Hosted by: UVA LGBT Committee for Faculty and Staff


Silas House (Southernmost), Tammy Lynne Stoner (Sugar Land), and Michele Young-Stone (Lost in the Beehive) discuss their novels, each a bittersweet journey of the heart full of characters seeking redemption through love. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

Southernmost offers no easy conclusions about forgiveness, religion or moral courage. Rather, this novel weighs the high costs of confronting the way our beliefs evolve in response to our lives, as well as the costs of denying that evolution. But House also succeeds in telling a satisfying story—one that resonates beyond the issues of the day, toward something deeper and larger.”—Knoxville News-Sentinel

“[Sugar Land] is a postcard of small-town Texas life from Prohibition through Civil Rights, tracing the treatment and awareness of gay people through these decades. The love child of Fannie Flagg and Rita Mae Brown, Stoner is sure to win her own devoted following with this ravishing debut.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“[Lost in the Beehive is] emotionally rewarding… Readers’ hearts will ache for Gloria as she strives for courage, self-realization, and, ultimately, the freedom to love and be loved.”—Publishers Weekly