Tag Archives: Ellis Avery

Fave Five: Queer Histfic Set in Paris

What’s Left of the Night by Ersi Sotiropoulos, translated into English from Greek by Karen Emmerich (1897)

The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher (1919)

The Last Nude by Ellis Avery (1927)

The Book of Salt by Monique Truong (1929)

The Perfume Thief by Timothy Schaffert (1941)

Bonus: For a more recent historical set in France but not Paris, check out Lie With Me by Philippe Besson, translated into English from French by Molly Ringwald (1984)

 

Fave Five: Sapphic Fiction Set in the 1920s

The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters (1922)

Of Trust and Heart by Charlotte Anne Hamilton (1923)

Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin  (1926, YA)

Dead Dead Girls by Nekesa Afia (1926)

The Last Nude by Ellis Avery (1927)

Bonus: These are all realistic fiction, but for historical fantasy, check out The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo and Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May, both of which are heavily Gatsby-inspired.

Double Bonus: For books that begin in 1919 and then span the next decade plus, check out The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher and Swearing Off Stars by Danielle Wong

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