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Foolish Hearts: New Gay Fiction

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In the age of online dating, one night hook-ups, and getting dumped via text, it seems like romance has left the building. Best-selling authors and die-hard romantics, Timothy Lambert and R.D. Cochrane are back with a follow-up to their critically acclaimed Fool for Love, one of Insight Out Bookclub's bestselling titles ever, with a collection of gay romance that incites l ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Cleis Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Robert Edler
Feb 10, 2014 Robert Edler rated it it was amazing
I have always been a short story fan. I grew up reading the best ... little treasures I could read in a single sitting. Of course, they were Science Fiction written by authors like Ray Bradbury back then. Today, I'm a lot older and my lifestyle has changed quite a bit. I'm gay, and I like fiction that reflects my way of life. Not the one-handed stuff with sex dripping on every page, but good two-handed fiction that captures genuine human emotions and attitudes in its many faceted ways. And this ...more
Monika
Jan 28, 2014 Monika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review posted on World of Diversity Fiction Reviews

Foolish Hearts is a collection of short stories. As a whole the collection makes a great book, something you can pick up anytime and read as many or as few as you want.

The stories range from serious to hilarious. I laughed, I cried and some made me stop and think about what the author was trying to convey. Each story was different and when I look at the stories individually some I loved and a few I couldn’t connect with, that doesn’t mean I didn
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BookChic Club
Nov 19, 2013 BookChic Club rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this collection of gay fiction, though not every story worked for me. I'll be focusing on the ones I loved, starting with the first story "Hello Aloha". Calvert wrote an ADORABLE story that takes place at Disney World and involves flirting with the Goofy mascot. I mean, seriously, this story was so cute and romantic- it's the perfect story to begin this anthology. Puterbaugh's story "How to Be Single At a Wedding" follows it and it was an interesting take on the theme. There isn ...more
Elisa Rolle
Aug 14, 2015 Elisa Rolle rated it it was amazing
2014 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention (5* from at least 1 judge)
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Review Rating - 4.5 Stars

As a lover of short fiction, I’ve read my share of short story compilations over the years, some more memorable than others. But there is one anthology that always stands out and remains one of my favourites – Fool for Love: New Gay Fiction by editors Timothy J. Lambert and R.D. Cochrane, released by Cleis Press in 2009.

In January 2014, Lambert and Cochrane released their second anthology Foolish Hearts: New Gay Fiction, the follow-up to Fool for Love. Once again, they
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Brandon
Jan 15, 2014 Brandon rated it really liked it
I picked up this book of gay romance -- some quirky and some steamy some serious -- at my new internship. So far my favorite has been Paul Lisicky's "Nude Beach," which had me from the first sentence, when a man can't even finish a sandwich because there's a nice ass distracting him. So much of desire is wrapped up in hunger, and in what we put in our mouths. And in starving, and in not getting what we want. Like a misplaced phone number. These stories are fun and sexy, but there is also a certa ...more
T Ramon
May 20, 2017 T Ramon rated it it was amazing
Fantastic selection of stories. Delightful read.
John Ferreira
I liked most of the stories in this anthology. Some more than others. The ones I didn't like, it's only because I didn't understand them in some way. I still hanker for stories that are fun. Too many of them are sad, or sober. It's like gay stories of the 70's where someone dies in the end.

I liked "Hello Aloha", "Victoria", "Foundations", and "Meditation"

I really liked "Tea", "Green Sweater". Perhaps because there was a foolishness in the main characters.

"On These Sheets", "A Royal Mess" "New K
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Kallie
Jun 02, 2014 Kallie rated it liked it
For some reason I couldn't get onboard with most of the stories. But "Hello Aloha" and "Struck" were my favorites. When the end of those stories unfortunately came I'm pretty sure I yelled NOOOOOOOOO! Not yet!
Paul
Dec 29, 2016 Paul rated it really liked it
Nice romantic stories. Good collection.
Noel McKenna
Dec 06, 2015 Noel McKenna rated it liked it
like all collections, a bit patchy but some good stuff in here particularly the Greg Herren story
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Jan 04, 2014 Timothy rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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