“Rosen is excellent at creating the perfect murder mystery setting and in peopling it with interesting characters and complex relationships.”
“Debut author Bobby Finger wields crisp, bright language in succinct, ample prose to reveal secrets deliberately hidden from the norms of social order. . . .
“this is a lovely, five-star-worthy novel for young readers that is well written and deserves full applause.”
“It would not be surprising in the least, and very much welcome, if The Bruising of Qilwa were to eventually grow into a full-length novel.”
“I did not know how to explain this stubborn love for my parents that I staggered under, iridescent and gigantic and veined with a terrible grief, grief for the ways their lives had been compost fo
“With wonderful writing, Alyssa Songsiridej has created an exploration of how romantic relationships can and often do evolve . .
“Greenland is another fine contribution to a growing canon of Black queer fiction.”
“Weir writes beautifully, elegantly.”
“In lyrical, often shimmering, language, Mirosevich finds meaning and memory in the lives lived by the . . . sea . . .”
“In The Town of Babylon, Alejandro Varela, whose educational background is in public health, combines a social scientist’s powers of observation and analysis with a master writer’s
“Eleutheria . . .
“The suspense of both the investigation and Brandstetter’s home life drives Death Claims as an elegant and compelling page-turner.”
“Fadeout marks the debut of one of the 20th century’s most memorable investigators.
“Here’s to Us catalogs so many of the things that are weird and precious and sacred about being young people discovering who they are.
“Tell Me How to Be . . . offers one view of what it is like to be an Indian American in contemporary America.”
“Selva Almada manages to get inside the minds of her characters.”
It is interesting to note how many works of generic gay fiction (mysteries, romance), which one would think would be a male province, are written by women under male pen names (eg.
This is a unique novel that is compelling, engrossing, and full of suspense and surprise.
“wonderful and deeply engaging. The Membranes is a marvelous book.”
“All the Water I’ve Seen Is Running is a worthy addition to the group of fine recent novels about gay men of color looking for their own sense of racial and ethnic identity as well
On the eve of World War II, inspired by a visit to the home of philosopher and gay rights advocate Edward Carpenter and his partner George Merrill, E. M.
“Bath Haus is not just excellent gay fiction . . . absorbing and exciting . . .”
“Matthew Clark Davison’s Doubting Thomas is an absorbing story of a gay man who finally learns to love.”
“The Chosen and the Beautiful offers up a lush glimpse of decadence and corruption, interrogating America’s dark history through the eyes of a narrator it is impossible to forget.”
Jonathan Lee’s fourth novel, The Great Mistake, opens in slyly reportorial fashion, queuing up both a dense biographical backstory and a baffling murder: “The last attempt on the life of A