The American South remains a society dominated by rural, white, straight, Christian males, but, as this anthology demonstrates, for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered community, the South of today is not the South of 40 or even 30 years ago. Dews (English, Univ. of West Florida) and Law (dissertation adviser, Northern Illinois Univ.), coeditors of This Fine Place So Far from Home, have collected 15 essays, some previously published, that powerfully convey the complexity of homosexual lives in the South at the turn of the millennium. While homophobia, racism, xenophobia, and fundamentalism remain potent forces, even affecting relationships within the community, it is clear why many have chosen to stay to forge their own unique queer identities in such unlikely places as the Appalachian Mountains, small towns, and the military. Some of the essays might have benefited from tighter editing, but this book nicely fills in the 30 years where James T. Sear's fine Lonely Hunters (LJ 9/15/97) left off and is recommended for gay studies collections in academic and special libraries. Richard J. Violette, Special Libs. Cataloguing, Victoria, BC Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.