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Book Recommendations | Staff Picks: Nora Alice

Jun 25, 2019 Blog

Who better to give book recommendations than the bookish experts? Penguin Random House employees are sharing their favorite reads every month. Browse below!

This month’s picks come from Nora Alice Demick, a Marketing Coordinator for Viking, Riverhead and Penguin Books, as well as the chair of the Penguin Random House LGBTQ Network. 

Check out the books she recommends:

The Stonewall Reader by

The Stonewall Reader


The perfect book to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots—it presents the uprising through the eyes of prominent activists, authors, and ordinary people before, during and after the revolution began. A masterful collection about a history that must be revisited. Read more >

Lot by Bryan Washington


By Bryan Washington

This book (and this author) are such important, blazing additions to the queer narrative. Each story centers around the son of a black mother and a Latino father who is coming of age in Houston-- Lot is timely, honest, raw, and breathes like it’s alive. Read more >

We Are Everywhere by Leighton Brown,Matthew Riemer

We Are Everywhere

By Leighton Brown and Matthew Riemer

A stunning collection of historic photographs and ephemera from the Queer Liberation Movement that made me audibly gasp when I first opened it. It’s beautifully designed and full of so much about our history that I never knew. Read more >

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