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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
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
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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
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
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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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Malin James
This collection is lovely for two reasons. The first has to do with the fact that things are changing, finally, socially speaking. Gay couples are being granted the right to marry, legally, for the first time. As a result, the portrayal of gay relationships in fiction is also changing and expanding to include issues like marriage and longing for a committed relationship. It also means that gay fiction is being granted a level of nuance and subtlety, emotionally speaking, that it hasn’t always en ...more
Brandon
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
Kallie
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!
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