Beauty Queen, The
The Beauty Queen by Patricia Nell Warren
"I loved it.... It's a page-turner and I couldn't put it down. And there were tears, my tears, at the end. Patricia Nell Warren has written what no one but she has been able to write, an exciting, fast-paced, realistic gay novel about gay people caught up in the web of their times.... I am an unashamed elitist and I dislike most gay fiction because it too often relies on sentiment and lots of sex...but this book appeals to a sentiment that is right and true, without which my elitism isn't worth the parchment it's written on; and that sentiment, that ideal, is gay freedom.... This one is her best."
—Byrne Fone in The Advocate