New Releases & Coming Up

Hi, there. We thought it might be helpful to keep a static page that we update frequently to let you know what’s going on in the world of lesfic/fiction with strong women characters. We will update this page each month, and post a blog that tells you when we’ve updated. If you subscribe, you’ll be alerted to that blog and you can then come here to this page and impress all your friends with your encyclopedic knowledge of the world of lesfic/feminist/indie/women-friendly/LGBT publishing.

To be clear. Not all the titles listed here are lesfic, but they include strong women characters and feminist themes. We also list nonfiction. And it’s why we’ve supplied links, so you can go check the books out to find out what they’re about.

Authors, or authors/publishers not on this list, please drop us a line at our contact page (see it up there? At the top of the page with all the other page tabs?) to let us know about YOUR new release or coming attraction so we can get you on our list(s). And please let us know that you’re interested in being included in our listings and provide the book’s title, the author, and a buy link or a link for more information about it.

How this works: this page only includes the current month, the previous month, and the forthcoming month. So if it’s March, for example, it’s not going to do any of us much good if you say you have a book coming out in August. If you have a March release, let us know the end of January/very beginning of February so we can include it in February’s lists as a forthcoming release and then again in March as a current release. That way, you get two months of fresh coverage.

The following list includes releases for December 2019 and books that were released in November 2019. We’ve also left October 2019 up, in case you missed it.

We update this list either the 2nd or 3rd Friday (sometimes a later Friday or Saturday) of the month (December and January may or may not be an exception, given the Hootenanny event we hold). And sometimes we screw up and miss a month. Yikes! Sorry! Anyway, please get your info to us before the 2nd Friday of the month if you’d like it to coincide with our reminder blog we send out once a month. Otherwise, we can update here at any time. Thanks.

DECEMBER 2019

FICTION

AFFINITY RAINBOW PUBLICATIONS
J.M. Dragon, Wanted for Christmas

ARTICLE94
L. Fergus, Razor’s Pass: A Lesbian Action Adventure (Ascension Book 2)

BARACHOU PRESS
Cynthia Dane and Hildred Billings, Don’t Let Go

BELLA BOOKS
Celeste Castro, The Taking
Catherine Maiorisi, Ready for Love

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
MA Binfield, One Small Step
Gun Brooke, Lunar Eclipse
Kris Bryant, Tinsel
Nicole Disney, Shadows of a Dream
Jenny Frame, Someone to Love (An Unexpected Romance 2)
Nan Higgins, London Undone
Annie McDonald, Where We Are
Robyn Nyx, Uncharted (A Chase Stinsen Adventure)
VK Powell, Line of Duty (A Fairview Station Novel 3)
Aurora Rey, Erin Zak, and Elle Spencer, Hot Ice (3 Romance Novellas
Raven Sky, Date Night
PJ Trebelhorn, Face Off

BYWATER BOOKS
Avery Brooks, Other Girls

DESERT PALM PRESS
C.A. Farlow, A Quantum Singularity (Nexus Book 3)
S.L. Kassidy, Taming the Wind (Warrior Class 2)
CJ Murphy, Forever Chance
Ann Modtland and Michele Modtland, The Life in Death

DIRT ROAD BOOKS
KD Williamson, Big Girl Pill

EAKARTS
EA Kafkalas, Donning the Beard

FLASHPOINT PUBLICATIONS
Patty Schramm, Sara’s Choice (Yukon series 2)

J’Adore Les Books
Emma Nichols, Christmas Bizarre: A Festive Lesbian Romantic Comedy (Duckton-by-Dale Romance Book 3)

KJC BOOKS
KJ Charles, Proper English

JMS BOOKS
Nanisi Barrett D’Arnuk, Keeping It Together (Cameron Andrews Mysteries)

PYLAND PUBLISHING
Nicole Pyland, Begin Again (Tahoe Series Book 4)

NINESTAR PRESS
Jodi Hutchins, Grimmer Intentions (Tales from the Grim Book 2)

REGAL CREST
Mildred Gail Digby, Uncovered

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
Isabella, Faithful Valor

STONE SOUP COMMUNITY PRESS
Annette Mori, Compound Interest

INDIES
Feya Banch, Christmas Miracles
Rhoda Baxter, Christmas for Commitmentphobes: A heartwarming Christmas comfort read (Trewton Royd small town romances Book 3)
Natalie Brunwick, Far from Home (novella)
Pixie Chica, Mistletoe (A Forever Safe Christmas Book 7)
Emma Collins, Christmas Wishes
TJ Dallas, The Bartender’s Pride (Pride Trilogy 1; Pubished Nov. 15)
Mariah R. Embry, Audra: Summer Love
Bridget Essex, Memory
Megan Fox, Crossed Paths
Megan Fox, Everything for You
Megan Fox, The Everyday Adventures of Sam and Megan
Elena Graf, The More the Merrier (A Hobbs Christmas Story)
Adriana Herrera, Mangos and Mistletoe (A Foodie Holiday Novella)
Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue, To the Beat of Their Own Drum (Jems and Jamz Book 3)
Claire Highton-Stevenson, Grave Decisions: A Detective Sophie Whitton Story
Karen Klyne, Love for Auction
Donna Jay, Corporate Lines
Stuart Land, Until Love
Leigh Landry, Collie Jolly (a sweet holiday romance)
Kassandra Lea, Winter Star
Tamara Lynn, Feast on Scraps (Act of Love 3)
Kris Ripper, One Dead Vampire (A Rocky Fitzgerald Paranormal Cozy Mystery Book 1)
Bryce Oakley, Midnight
Lily Seabrooke, The Christmas Ball
Marian Snowe, Peppermint Kiss (Nov. 28)
B.L. Winter, Game Changers: Add one then two and everything changes
Brooke Winters, No Room at the Inn
Elskidor Xell, Furtive Liaison

NONFICTION

ARSENAL PULP PRESS
Ivan Coyote, Rebent Sinner

BEACON PRESS
Carlos A. Ball, The Queering of Corporate America: How Big Business Went from LGBTQ Adversary to Ally

BEATEN TRACK PUBLISHING
Sossity Chiricuzio, Honey & Vinegar: Recipe for an Outlaw

BERGHAHN BOOKS
Katherine Crawford-Lackey and Megan E. Springate, eds., Identities and Place: Changing Labels and Intersectional Communities of LGBTQ and Two-Spirit People in the United States

CEDAR FORT, INC.
Ramsey Mike, My Dad’s a Muslim, My Mom’s a Lesbian, and I’m a Latter-day Saint

CLEIS PRESS
Colin Bedell, Queer Cosmos: The Astrology of Queer Identities & Relationships

DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
E. Patrick Johnson, Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women

DUTTON
Robyn Crawford, A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston

GATEKEEPER PRESS
Courtney Kittrell, Unapologetically Favored: A woman. A leader. A testimony

GRAYWOLF PRESS
Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House: A Memoir

HACHETTE BOOKS
Lindy West, The Witches are Coming

HARBOR MOUNTAIN
Ruth E. Dickey, Mud Blooms (poetry)

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
Mimi Lemay, What We Will Become: A Mother, a Son, and a Journey of Transformation

MICROCOSM PUBLISHING
Eloisa Acquino, The Life & Times of Butch Dykes: Portraits of Artists, Leaders, and Dreamers Who Changed the World

RED HEN PRESS
Julia Koets, The Rib Joint: A Memoir In Essays

SEAL PRESS
Abby Stein, Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman

SIX FOOT PRESS
Fleur Pierets (Author) and Fatinha Ramos (Illustrator), Love Around the World (children!)

WIDE EYED EDITIONS
Howard Megdal (Author) and Abbey Lossing (Illustrator), 50 Trailblazers of the 50 States: Celebrate the Lives of Inspiring People Who Paved the Way from Every State in America! (children!)

ZED BOOKS
Owen Worth, Morbid Symptoms: The Global Rise of the Far-Right

NOVEMBER 2019

FICTION

AFFINITY RAINBOW PUBLICATIONS
Julie Dragon, Dreams in a Jar

BELLA BOOKS
Linda Hill, Stand-In
Heather Rose Jones, Floodtide
E.J. Noyes, If the Shoe Fits
Cade Haddock Strong, Fare Game

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Melissa Brayden, Back to September
Donna K. Ford, Tennessee Whiskey
Tina Michele, Fearless
Lisa Moreau, A Moment in Time
Radclyffe, Cost of Honor (Honor 11)
J.M. Redmann, Not Dead Enough (Micky Knight 10)
Fiona Riley, Not Since You
Kelly Wacker, Aspen in Moonlight
Brey Willows, Changing Course
Barbara Ann Wright, Not Your Average Love Spell

BYWATER BOOKS
Ann McMan, Galileo (An Evan Reed Mystery 2)

CORGYN PUBLISHING
Caren Werlinger, Invisible, Like Music

DIRT ROAD BOOKS
Gill McKnight, Borage (The Plague Tree Coven 1)
Penny Taylor and Gill McKnight, Penny on Parade (based on a true story)

GROVE PRESS
Bernardine Evaristo, Girl, Woman, Other: A Novel
HEARTSOME PUBLISHING
A.E. Radley, Keep Holly Close (The Remember Me Series, 2)

JIMMY PATTERSON
Natasha Ngan, Girls of Storm and Shadow (Girls of Paper and Fire 2)

JMS BOOKS
JL Merrow, Wild Flowers of Berlin

JUG RUN PRESS
Anne Hagan, Tennessee Bound (Morelville Mysteries 12)

LUPERCALIA PRESS
Angelic Rodgers, Homecoming

PILGRIM FOWL PRESS
Lily Dae, A Christmas Rideshare: a snowed in love story

PURPLE HAND PRESS
Elena Graf, High October

QUEEN OF SWORDS PRESS
Catherine Lundoff, Unfinished Business: Tales of the Dark Fantastic

REGAL CREST
K. Aten, Embracing Forever (Blood Resonance 2)

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
Kayt C. Peck, The Past and the Present
Pascal Scott, Hard Luck (An Elizabeth Taylor Bundy Thriller)

SUPPOSED CRIMES
Geonn Cannon, Trafalgar & Boone Against the Forty Elephants

YLVA PUBLISHING
Karen Frost, Daughter of Fire: The Darkness Rising
Georgette Kaplan, Candice Cushing and the Lost Tomb of Cleopatra
Lee Winter, Changing the Script

INDIES
TT Banks, Post-Morten (Sapphic Sphere 2)
Lanta Brown, The Mixed Martial Artist
Max Ellendale, Entanglement
Anna Ferrara, Eritis Mea: An interactive horror story about same-sex attraction
Rachel Ford, Crimson Yuletide
Ella Goode, She’s the One
Kim Hartfield, Mine
Brian Miller, Pineapple Meringue
Bryce Oakley, Most Wonderful: A Lesbian Christmas Romance
Camilla Porter, What the Heart Wants
Marian Snowe, Finding Her
Sienna Waters, Full of Grace (A Monday’s Child Romance)

NONFICTION

ARSENAL PULP PRESS
Ivan Coyote, Rebent Sinner

BEACON PRESS
Carlos A. Ball, The Queering of Corporate America: How Big Business Went from LGBTQ Adversary to Ally

BEATEN TRACK PUBLISHING
Sossity Chiricuzio, Honey & Vinegar: Recipe for an Outlaw

BERGHAHN BOOKS
Katherine Crawford-Lackey and Megan E. Springate, eds., Identities and Place: Changing Labels and Intersectional Communities of LGBTQ and Two-Spirit People in the United States

CEDAR FORT, INC.
Ramsey Mike, My Dad’s a Muslim, My Mom’s a Lesbian, and I’m a Latter-day Saint

CLEIS PRESS
Colin Bedell, Queer Cosmos: The Astrology of Queer Identities & Relationships

DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
E. Patrick Johnson, Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women

DUTTON
Robyn Crawford, A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston

GATEKEEPER PRESS
Courtney Kittrell, Unapologetically Favored: A woman. A leader. A testimony

GRAYWOLF PRESS
Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House: A Memoir

HACHETTE BOOKS
Lindy West, The Witches are Coming

HARBOR MOUNTAIN
Ruth E. Dickey, Mud Blooms (poetry)

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
Mimi Lemay, What We Will Become: A Mother, a Son, and a Journey of Transformation

MICROCOSM PUBLISHING
Eloisa Acquino, The Life & Times of Butch Dykes: Portraits of Artists, Leaders, and Dreamers Who Changed the World

RED HEN PRESS
Julia Koets, The Rib Joint: A Memoir In Essays

SEAL PRESS
Abby Stein, Becoming Eve: My Journey from Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi to Transgender Woman

SIX FOOT PRESS
Fleur Pierets (Author) and Fatinha Ramos (Illustrator), Love Around the World (children!)

WIDE EYED EDITIONS
Howard Megdal (Author) and Abbey Lossing (Illustrator), 50 Trailblazers of the 50 States: Celebrate the Lives of Inspiring People Who Paved the Way from Every State in America! (children!)

ZED BOOKS
Owen Worth, Morbid Symptoms: The Global Rise of the Far-Right

OCTOBER 2019

FICTION

ACRE BOOKS
Faylita Hicks, Hoodwitch

AFFINITY RAINBOW PUBLICATIONS
C.S. Joseph & Kathleen Greyson, The Hidden Room

AUSXIP
Susanne M. Beck, Retribution (Ice and Angel 2)

BARACHOU BOOKS
Hildred Billings, The Show (ShudderCon Las Vegas 3)

BELLA BOOKS
Jamie Anderson, An Army of Lovers
Karin Kallmaker, Painted Moon (25th anniversary edition!)
K.G. MacGregor, The Lucky Ones
Lise MacTague, Hunter’s Descent

BOLD STROKES BOOKS
Georgia Beers, One Walk in Winter
Eden Darry, Vanished
Kimberly Cooper Griffin, No Experience Required
Morgan Lee Miller, Hammers, Strings, and Beautiful Things
Aurora Rey, The Inn at Netherfield Green
Cass Sellars, Finding Sky
Elle Spencer, 30 Dates in 30 Days
Carsen Taite, Leading the Witness
M. Ullrich, Top of Her Game
Yolanda Wallace, Heart of a Killer

BYWATER BOOKS
Cheryl A. Head, Judge Me When I’m Wrong (A Charlie Mack Motown Mystery)
Rachel Spangler, Fire and Ice

CUSTARD BOOKS
Clare Lydon, Made in London (London Romance Series 6)

DREAMSPINNER PRESS
J. Coatsworth, The Shoreless Sea (Liminal Sky series

ECW PRESS
Brenda Brooks, Honey

ENTANGLED: EMBRACE
Susan Mesler-Evans, Most Ardently

FLATIRON BOOKS
Julia Armfield, salt slow

JMS BOOKS
Nanisi Barrett D’Arnuk, Bodies Out Back (Cameron Andrews Mysteries 5)

JUG RUN PRESS
Anne Hagan, Secret Masquerade

HAYMARKET BOOKS
Staceyann Chin, Crossfire: A Litany for Survival (poetry)

HEARTSOME PUBLISHING
Emma Sterner-Radley, Pining & Loving

ItsClaStev Publishing
Claire Highton-Stevenson, In Dyer Need (The First Chapter)

LOCAL HERO PRESS
Ian Thomas Healy (Author) and Scott A. Story (Illustrator), Rooftops: A Just Cause Universe Novel

NIGHTBOAT BOOKS
Xandria Phillips, Hull (poetry)

OUTLINES PRESS
JD Glass, Breathing
JD Glass, Flash
JD Glass, X: Chapter 4: Code Calling (Part 1)
JD Glass, X: Chapter 4: Code Calling (Part 2)

PYLAND PUBLISHING
Nicole Pyland, The Perfect View (Tahoe Series Book 3)

REDWOOD PRESS
Anna Veltfort, Goodbye, My Havana: The Life and Times of a Gringa in Revolutionary Cuba

REGAL CREST
Mildred Gail Digby, Stay

ROARAH PUBLISHING
Serene Whynd, Shalmar (A Tale of Lifetimes 2)

SAPPHIRE BOOKS
Kay Bigelow, Killer Autumn: Black Orchid Investigation

TRIPLICITY PUBLISHING
Graysen Morgan, Playing the Game (The Game Series 1)

YLVA PUBLISHING
Jae, The Roommate Arrangement
KL Hughes, The Wrong McElroy
Lola Keeley, Slammed

INDIES
Aimée, Always Believe
Mia Archer, Cursed Mage: Being the Chosen One Sucks!
Jenny Bloom, Haunted Hearts
KT Brodland, An Unfortunate Incident
Liz Cronkhite, Towing the Moon
Amy DeMeritt, From Heel to Heart
Sam Farren, The Shattering of the Spirit-Sword Brackish, Part I
KT Grant, Cinderella and the Lady
Kate Herschberger, The Cure (The Collins Trilogy Book 2)
Wendy Hewlett, High Priestess (Solstice Coven Series Book 1)
Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue, A Second Chance (Jems and Jamz 2)
Nicole Higginbotham-Hogue, Don’t Tell Me Twice/A Second Chance (Jems and Jams, 1 and 2; double feature!)
Elle Hyden, Lost and Found: A Mystic Meteor Tale
Ellen Jane, A Hive of Secrets and Spells (Cupcakes and Sorcery 2)
Lark Maren, Playing the Field
L.C. Mawson, Belonging (The Royal Cleaner 9)
K.A. Moll, Heart Series
B Narr, Hollow Bones
Bryce Oakley, Bewilder
Ocean, Diary from Hell’s Waiting Room (novella)
Queen Z, Riddle with a Twist
Clara Reese, Fake Fiancée
Giselle Renarde, Bridie’s Diary (The Lesbian Diaries 2)
Erik Schubach, Unleashed: Case of the Shepherd’s Pie
RJ Waltz, Clarissa Tears
Caroline Waters, Drone Circus (Robotic Restitutions 3)
Nathasha West, Sweetest Thing

NONFICTION

ARSENAL PULP PRESS
Ivan Coyote, Rebent Sinner
Kai Cheng Thom, I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl’s Notes from the End of the World

BREAKWATER BOOKS
Gemma Hickey, Almost Feral

CENTRAL AVENUE PUBLISHING
Trista Mateer, Aphrodite Made Me Do It

CLEIS PRESS
Martina Giselle Ramirez and Alicia Partnoy, Happier as a Woman: Transforming Friendships, Transforming Lives

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
Tyler Arguello, Queer Social Work: Cases for LGBTQ+ Affirmative Practice

CROWN
Holly Jackson, American Radicals: How Nineteenth-Century Protest Shaped the Nation

GALLERY 16 EDITIONS
Hal Fischer, The Gay Seventies (photography)

HARRY N. ABRAMS
Kembrew McLeod, Downtown Pop Underground: New York City and the literary punks, renegade artists, DIY filmmakers, mad playwrights, and rock n’ roll glitter queens who revolutionized culture

JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBLISHERS
Finn V. Gratton, Supporting Transgender Autistic Youth and Adults: A Guide for Professionals and Families
Juno Roche, Trans Power: Own Your Gender

LIBRARIES UNLIMITED
Stephen G. Krueger, Supporting Trans People in Libraries

MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Millar Fisher, Michelle and Kat Kuang, The Rainbow Flag: Bright, Bold, and Beautiful (children’s books)

THE NEW PRESS
Misha Friedman and Masha Gessen, Two Women in Their Time: The Belarus Free Theatre and the Art of Resistance

NYU PRESS
Xavier L. Guadalupe-Diaz, Transgressed: Intimate Partner Violence in Transgender Lives

NORTH ATLANTIC BOOKS
Kevin Manders and Elizabeth Marston, eds., Transcending: Trans Buddhist Voices

STERLING
Christopher Measom, Pride: The LGBTQ+ Rights Movement: A Photographic Journey

SUMMERSDALE
Samuel Alexander, The Little Book of Queer Icons: The inspiring true stories behind groundbreaking LGBTQ+ icons
THREE ROOMS PRESS
Alvin Orloff, Disasterama!: Adventures in the Queer Underground 1977 to 1997

VERSO
Andrea Long Chu, Females

78 comments

  1. While we at Bedazzled Ink really appreciate our new releases being listed here, please be aware that we publish many books that aren’t LGBT. Our lesfic imprint is Nuance and almost all our Mindancer Press books are lesfic. Our Bink Books imprint has both mainstream and lesfic fiction.

    Dream by Robbi Bryant is completely mainstream.

    The Ghost and the Machine is a truly magnificent and unique book that we love to pieces and want everyone to rush out and read, it’s not true lesfic, although it hints at the possibility.

    I just felt the need to clarify after I saw Dream listed.

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  2. Yes. We know. That’s why we state above that the books listed are “in the world of lesfic/fiction with strong women characters.” And then we state, “the world of lesfic/feminist/indie/women-friendly/LGBT publishing.” We thought that would cover it, and make readers understand that yes, we do cover lesfic, but we also cover fiction with strong women characters and feminist themes. After all, this is WOMEN and Words, not LESBIANS and Words (though many of us identify that way). I’ve made it even clearer (I hope) with this addition above:

    “To be clear. Not all the titles listed here are lesfic, but they include strong women characters and feminist themes. That’s why we’ve supplied links, so you can go check the books out to find out what they’re about.”

    You’ll notice, for example, that we’ve also listed Jesse Blackadder’s “Chasing the Light,” which is published through the Aussie division of HarperCollins. That book is not lesfic, but it’s about the first women who travel to Antarctica in the 1930s and we thought that was a super-cool feminist/strong women character book, so we listed it. We’ve also listed the YA novel “Drifting,” by Lisa Nelson, which is not lesfic. Nevertheless, we thought a strong young female protagonist was a character readers would be interested in. Plus, it’s a coming-of-age story, and we like those.

    Hope that clarifies for everyone.

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  3. Thank you so much for doing this. With so many releases each month, this is so very helpful. I missed 3 books that I quickly bought thanks to this. Keep up the great work.

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  4. It’s rather late for me to reply, but thank you very much for including my novel, Lindsay Versus the Marauders, in your listings for June. The sequel, Lindsay, Jo and the Tree of Forever, should be out in late October or early November and I promise to let you know as soon as I do!–J.S. Frankel

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  5. Hi, Linda–your best bet is to post this question on your Facebook page, since this page doesn’t get many comments and people tend to just look at the book lists and not the comment section. Also, since you have a new book out, I’d recommend blogging about that. How you came to write it, what inspired you, that sort of thing. 😀

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  6. Like this a lot, would have missed a few new ones by authors not with the bigger publishers without it. Just a note though that one slipped past your December list. Damaged Goods by Eliza Lentzski came out late in the month.

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  7. Thank you for doing this. Jove says you are the one that researches and prints this very valuable list. Thank You so verymuch

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  8. Yeppers, I go and find all the books. LOL Okay, as many of the books as I can. I know I miss some, which is why I ask for people to keep me apprised if they know of one…

    Thanks for reading!

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  9. November Fiction: Bywater Books, Rachel Spangler, Edge of Glory. Link doesn’t take you to her book -> takes you to Spring Flowereing. Just an FYI

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  10. We may or may not be able to post lists this month, as this is the busiest time of the year and the Hootenanny is approaching. We do try to do one in December, but we cannot guarantee it. Also, it’s best to contact us directly on the contact page when you have questions like this because we don’t always see comments, especially not on this page.

    Cheers!

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