Love & Sex

Lust, Desire, Fantasy, Obsession, Love

In one outstanding volume, ten of today’s finest authors of adult and young-adult literature lend their talent and their voices to take a hard, clear look at love and sexuality. From balancing abstinence and desire, to learning the difference between love and lust, to fulfilling a childhood obsession, each of these stories depicts characters exploring a world of new feelings and sensations that is opening up before them. At times magical, funny, sad, and angry — but always heartbreakingly honest — these stories reveal the pressures and complications — and sometimes joy — of love and sex.

Laurie Halse Anderson “Snake”
Joan Bauer “Extra Virgin”
Emma Donoghue “The Welcome”
Louise Hawes “Fine and Dandy”
Angela Johnson “Watcher”
Michael Lowenthal “The Acuteness of Desire”
Chris Lynch “The Cure of Curtis”
GarhtNix “Lightning Bringer”
Sonya Sones “Secret Shelf”
Shelley Steohr “Troll Bumps”

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