Sidecar to be Reissued in July 2016

by | Jun 4, 2016 | Books, Events, News

ANN McMAN’S award-winning short story collection, Sidecar, will be reissued by Bywater Books and available for sale in both ebook and trade paperback formats in July 2016.

Sidecar, a fast and funny compilation of short stories that are full of the rich detail, witty humor, jagged verbal jousting, and joyous intellectual tete-a-tete that have become her calling card. You’ll reconnect with Syd, Maddie, and the whole Jericho gang, spend the night with Diz and Clarissa, play dress up with Grace and Abbie, and finally go mano y mano with Kate and Shawn in the novella, Bottle Rocket (which is the prequel to her novel, Backcast).

Featuring an introduction by Salem West, settle in for a fast and funny ride with Sidecar.

Sidecar features the stories V1: A Valentine’s Day OdysseyBottle RocketFalling from Grace, and Nevermore!

V1: A Valentine’s Day Odyssey was The Athenaeum’s #89 Story of 2011

Nevermore! was selected by readers as the winner of the The Royal Academy of Bards 2011 Bard Challenge #26: Quoth The Raven, Nevermore.


Sidecar won the 2012 Golden Crown Literary Award for Story Collections and the 2012 Rainbow Award for Lesbian Romance.

Praise for Sidecar:

“This collection was a pleasure to read; each with intelligent and fully developed characters, funny and witty dialogue, and a compelling storyline. Simply enjoyable. Well done.”—2012 Rainbow Awards Judge

“After reading Ann McMan’s short story collection, Sidecar, I can say with confidence that she is one of my favorite lesbian romance authors.”– Jill Guccini, AfterEllen

Salem West is the Publisher of Bywater Books and a member of the Lambda Literary Board of Trustees. She lives in Winston-Salem, NC with her wife, the author Ann McMan, their two dogs, two cats, and an exhaustive supply of vacuum cleaner bags.