Best-sellers: May 6-12

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1. “The Kids are All Right,” directed by Lisa Cholodenko (2010, 106 min., $19.95). The kids meet the sperm donor. 2. “Imagine Me and You,” directed by Ol Parker (2006, 94 min., $14.95). She falls in love on the way to the altar! 3. “A Marine Story,” directed by Ned Farr (2010, 93 min., $24.95). An ex-Marine coaches a troubled teen. 4. “Room in Rome,” directed by Julio Medem (2010, 109 min., $24.95). Erotic night in Rome. 5. “Elena Undone,” directed by Nicole Conn (2010, 111 min., $24.95). Writer + preacher’s wife = trouble. 6. “Lovers & Friends Show, Season 3,” directed by Charmain Johnson (2010, 217 min., $19.95). The ever-changing lives of your favorite women steam up as their worlds are turned upside-down. 7. “Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement,” directed by Greta Olafsdottir and Susan Muska (2009, 61 min., $24.99). Documentary of a life-long romance. 8. “My Normal,” directed by Irving Schwartz (2009, 77 min., $19.95). Dominatrix/filmmaker.


1. “Strapped,” directed by Joseph Graham (2010, 95 min., $19.99). A rent boy’s physical and emotional journey while lost in an apartment building. 2. “BearCity,” directed by Doug Langway (2010, 99 min., $19.99). Follows a tight-knit pack of friends experiencing comical mishaps and emotionally sweet yet lusty romantic encounters. 3. “Vampire Boys,” directed by Charlie Vaughn (2010, 70 min., $29.95). Vampires looking to survive. 4. “Private Dicks: Men Exposed,” directed by Thom Powers and Meema Spadola (1999, 56 min., $19.99). 5. “David’s Birthday,” directed by Marco Filiberti (2009, 106 min., $19.95). Married man in love and in crisis. 6. “Noah’s Arc, Season 2,” directed by Patrik-Ian Polk (2008, 101 min., $39.95). 7. “Brother to Brother,” directed by Rodney Evans (2004, 90 min., $14.95). Gay glory days of the Harlem Renaissance. 8. “Love and Other Drugs,” directed by Edward Zwick (2010, 112 min., $29.98). Surprising love.

Books General Interest

1 “From Where We Sit: Black Writers Write Black Youth,” edited by Victoria Brownworth (Tiny Satchel Press, 350 pp., $16.95 pb). Stories. 2. “Against Equality: Queer Critiques of Gay Marriage,” edited by Ryan Conrad (Against Equality Press, 84 pp., $8 pb). 3. “Queer America: A People’s GLBT History of the United States,” by Vicki L. Eaklor (New Press, 304 pp., $17.95 pb). 4. “GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens,” second edition, by Kelly Huegel (Free Spirit, 240 pp., $15.99 pb). 5. “It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living,” by Dan Savage and Terry Miller (Dutton, 352 pp., $21.95 hb, less 10 percent in the store).


1. “A Body on Pine,” by Joseph R.G. DeMarco (Lethe, 364 pp., $18 pb). His second Philadelphia mystery. 2. “The World of Normal Boys,” by K.M. Soehnlein (Kensington, 296 pp., $14 pb). Great young adult novel. 3. “hidden,” by Tomas Mournian (Kensington, 387 pp., $15 pb). Teen in extremis. 4. “The Moonlit Earth,” by Christopher Rice (Pocket, 384 pp., $15 pb). A thriller. 5. “The Empty Family: Stories,” by Colm Toibin (Scribner, 288 pp., $24 99 hb, less 10 percent in the store). 6. “Bob the Book,” by David Pratt (Chelsea Station, 202 pp., $16 pb). A charming fairy tale. 7. “Both Sides of the Fence 2: Gate Wide Open,” by M.T. Pope (Urban Renaissance, 300 pp., $14.95 pb). Bi, African American.


1. “Scorpio Rising: Black Lesbian Erotic Poetry,” by Ms. Scorpio“N” (Createspace, 134 pp., $15 pb). 2. “The Fran Lebowitz Reader,” by Fran Lebowitz (Vintage, 352 pp., $15.95 pb). Humor. 3. “The Mere Future,” by Sarah Schulman (Arsenal Pulp, 184 pp., $22.95 hb, less 10 percent in the store). Dystopia. 4. “Patience and Sarah,” by Isabel Miller (Arsenal Pulp, 240 pp., $17.95 pb). Classic romance. 5. “Ash,” by Malinda Lo (Little, Brown, 272 pp., $8.99 pb). Much-praised young adult novel.

Gender Studies

1. “Almost Perfect,” by Brian Katcher (Delacorte Press, 368 pp., $8.99 pb). On the rebound, Logan meets a new girl at school with a secret. Young adult novel with trans character. 2. “My Princess Boy,” by Cheryl Kilodavis (Aladdin Paperbacks, 36 pp., $14.99, hb less 10 percent in the store). A nonfiction picture book about a 4-year-old boy who loves dressing up in princess clothing.