Books by Jennifer Finney Boylan

LONG BLACK VEIL by Jennifer Finney Boylan
Released: April 11, 2017

"Smart ideas, great characters, shaky storytelling."
A return to fiction by the author of Stuck in the Middle with You: A Memoir of Parenting in Three Genders (2013) and She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders (2003). Read full book review >
STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU by Jennifer Finney Boylan
Released: April 23, 2013

"Genuinely insightful through and through—a must-read for anyone interested in the trans experience."
The warm, engaging memoir about how a transsexual woman and her family came to terms with her transition from male to female. Read full book review >
Released: May 10, 2011

"Goofy, overenthusiastic nonsense with just enough rambling plot to hold it all together. (Fantasy. 9-11)"
Falcon Quinn returns to another exclamation mark-laden year at a school where nobody understands him, the poor little angel—literally. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 2010

Falcon Quinn, a poor 13-year-old with different-colored eyes, has no friends beyond adorable-and-tragic Megan and the six-foot-tall seventh grader Max. With a background like that, Falcon ought to know that he's about to get pulled into the magical world where he'll meet his destiny. When the teens board bus 13 on the first day of spring, it takes them not to Cold River Middle School but to the Academy for Monsters. They're monsters, apparently, and now that they're hitting puberty they have to gain control of their monster powers. In a castle in the Bermuda Triangle, Falcon and friends fight mean fellow students as well as teachers such as the Terrible Kraken and the creepy mothman. Falcon, of course, needs to discover the terrible secret of his birth. Despite too many corny jokes and a disjointed plot laden with continuity inconsistencies, the set dressing of this stock piece is packed with enough monstrous silliness—Frankenstein haiku, a loudmouth flying chupacabra, Destynee the giant slug—to keep readers giggling. (Fantasy. 10-12)Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 15, 2008

"A lovely, heartening piece of work."
Growing up in a haunted house while inhabiting the wrong body. Read full book review >
SHE’S NOT THERE by Jennifer Finney Boylan
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"Serious, real, funny. Told so disarmingly that it's strong enough to defang a taboo. (Photographs)"
The limpid, soul-rich story of novelist James Boylan (Getting In, 1998, etc.) becoming Jennifer Boylan. Read full book review >