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“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

Ann McMan burst onto the lesbian literary scene in 2011 with worldwide bestsellers Jericho and Dust. Now comes 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.

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 Odyssey”Bottle Rocket, “Falling from Grace”, and “Nevermore!”


  • V1: A Valentine’s Day Odyssey” is a Jericho short story.
  • The novella, Bottle Rocket, is the prequel to Backcast.
  • “Falling from Grace” has been reimagined and expanded into the novel, Beowulf for Cretins: A Love Story.
  • Nevermore!” is the first Diz and Clarissa story, and the first short story in the collection, Three (plus one).

More about Sidecar:

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

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

Sidecar was the 2012 Rainbow Award Winner

“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.”Rainbow Award Judge

2013 Golden Crown Literary Award Winner

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Publication Date: January 2016 by Bywater Books (originally published in 2012 by Nuance Books, a division of Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company, Fairfield, California)

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Available from your local retailer, online and independent booksellers

You can listen to the audio version of “V1: A Valentine’s Day Odyssey” from the good ladies at The Sapphic Cast.