Lesbian Fiction Genre – What’s the best definition for the lesbian genre? Books in the lesbian fiction genre contain stories of female homosexual couples or relationships. They deal with the stresses and cultural/social issues of gay women, their life, and their struggles. The stories often deal with the need for validation and understanding. The main characters may deal with issues such as prejudice, self-loathing, bullying, violence, religious condemnation, denial, suicide, persecution, and other struggles.

Stories in the lesbian fiction genre can also be about family acceptance/rejection, workplace discrimination, and/or the personal conflict of dealing with being different.

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lesbian fiction genre book coverLesbian Fiction Genre – Examples

Review this list of popular examples to help you get a better understanding of the lesbian fiction genre.

1. Affinity by Sarah Waters

2. And Playing the Role of Herself by K.E. Lane

3. Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden

4. Curious Wine by Katherine V. Forrest

5. Desert of the Heart by Jane Rule

6. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

7. Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg

8. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

9. I Can’t Think Straight by Shamim Sarif

10. Keeping You a Secret by Julie Anne Peters

11. Oranges are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

12. Pages for You by Sylvia Brownrigg

13. Patience & Sarah by Isabel Miller

14. Rage: A Love Story by Julie Anne Peters

15. Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown

16. Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg

17. The Color Purple by Alice Walker

18. The Essential Dykes to Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel

19. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

20. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

21. The Hours by Michael Cunningham

22. The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

23. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

24. Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters

25. Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson

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Lesbian Fiction Genre – Related Book Genres

* Biographical Fiction Definition

* Coming of Age Novel Definition

* Drama Genre Definition

* Family Saga Genre

* Gay Fiction Genre

* Slice of Life Fiction Genre

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