Goldenrod Shortlisted for Lambda Literary Award

by | May 11, 2018 | Awards, News

Bywater Books is pleased to announce that Goldenrod by Ann McMan has been shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Romance.

Goldenrod by Ann McMan

For the quirky residents of Jericho, life has as many twists and turns as a winding mountain road.

GOLDENROD takes us on a delightful journey back to Jericho, a sleepy town in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia where life is anything but dull.

Maddie and Syd struggle to find a new normal without their foster child, Henry, who has been reunited with his disabled-veteran father. Henry befriends Buddy—an enigmatic young man who is fascinated with pi, and Dorothy—a young girl wrestling with her own brand of family demons. Meanwhile, David takes on the town’s nemesis as a write-in candidate for mayor—and the irrepressible Roma Jean Freemantle struggles to wrangle an unwieldy bookmobile and her growing attraction to another woman.

Journeys of life and love take some unexpected turns in this endearing community, but through it all, hope and the human spirit glow as brilliantly as goldenrod in the midsummer sun.

Goldenrod is also available in print, eBook, and audiobook formats.

Now in their 30th year, the Lambda Literary Awards celebrate achievement in LGBTQ+ writing for books published in 2017. This year’s Lambda Literary Award finalists were selected by a panel of over 60 literary professionals who spent countless hours reading a record number of submissions from over 300 publishers across 24 categories.