Welcome to Pittsburgh: Realistic and Contemporary Fiction

In this list you will find stories of contemporary life in Pittsburgh – literary fiction and domestic fiction. Stories of modern immigrants, coming-of-age tales for college students, the sisterhood of sports fans, all types of romance and heartbreak.


Catfishing on CatNet

If you’re looking for an action-packed, robot-filled, cat-tinged but realistic story, check out “Catfishing on CatNet.”



Black and LGBTQ+ Authors

From science fiction to historical fiction and memoirs, these books portray various experiences of both Blackness and queerness.


All Boys Aren’t Blue

This memoir manifesto by cultural critic Johnson navigates Blackness, masculinity and queerness while asking readers to explore the social forces that shape their lives.





Speculative, Surreal and Uncanny Short Fiction Collections

The speculative is a space in fiction where the unexpected and impossible can creep in. These recent collections of short stories all deal in the speculative fiction realm but vary in approach and tone. Take a look and find one to suit your mood! 


What’s Your Pronoun?

The book, “What’s Your Pronoun?” discusses pronouns from a LGBTQIA+ perspective, while taking a linguistic and historical look at the topic.