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Since the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in 2015, more same-sex couples have appeared in mainstream wedding publications, and more wedding guides curated for same-sex couples have been published.

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Kirsten Palladino is well-versed in all things weddings. In 2010, she and her wife founded the online publication Equally Wed to highlight LGBTQ weddings and cover related topics.

cover courtesy Simon & Schuster; photo courtesy of Brantley Gutierrez

Author and screenwriter Anthony Tambakis was born in Connecticut and now lives in California. In between, he lived in Cabbagetown. That’s where, some 14 years ago, he wrote the first draft of a novel.

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That novel is called “Swimming with Bridgeport Girls” and it was published just this month.

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Sucheta Rawal's latest children's book takes its readers to Indonesia.

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The book is the third in her series featuring world-traveling feline Beato as he navigates new cultures, new foods and new friends. Rawal, who grew up in India and now lives in Smyrna, is a world traveler herself, and Beato is based on her real life Norwegian Forest cat.

cover courtesy Alfred A. Knopf; photo credit Elena Seibert

Richard Russo – a Pulitzer Prize-winning author known for his long-form works – has published a new book of four short stories called “Trajectory.”

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In an interview with "City Lights" host Lois Reitzes, the author spoke about the challenge of writing short stories, working with actor Paul Newman and the over-arching themes of “Trajectory,” including self-evaluation:

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Novelist and “Bad Feminist” author Roxane Gay is out with a new book called “Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body.”

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In this deeply personal memoir, Gay writes about her complicated relationship with her weight and self-image, while drawing parallels to our larger cultural obsession with appearance and presence, especially when it concerns women.