“Nava is an impassioned writer who has once again created a fascinating picture of Los Angeles at an earlier, less enlightened time, centering on gay men trying to shed the shame they have
“Memorial is a deeply moving book by a young novelist with a unique voice and a strong sense of optimism.”
“There is no question that Nemerever is a gifted writer. The rich style, precise in description and filled with witty metaphor, carries one along.”
“‘Murder him. . . . I can’t see any other way out,’ counsels Abbé Pierre as he hands Yvonne the lethal drug. . . . ‘You’ll grieve. You’ll mourn.
“Crossing is a challenging and brilliant work of fiction.”
Ardent was the word that Joshua Speed, Abraham Lincoln’s best friend, used to describe Lincoln’s wife Mary Todd.
“Lot is far from a bleak read. Washington’s language takes the dense texture of poverty and turns into poetry.”
“Sycamore seems to be forcing the reader to look at social injustices in a way that makes us realize the world is unfair.”
“Castellani delivers a touching, and often eloquent dramatization of one of the most legendary gay couples in theatrical history.”
“Feltman’s supreme ability to capture the emotional reality of her characters’ lives compels the reader forward. . . . a successful debut . . .”
A Ladder to the Sky is not a book you want to love.
Sean, the main character in this novel, tells us there are two types of psychopaths. The first type is completely oblivious to their wrongdoing and can normalize even the most savage behavior.
Evan Fallenberg’s novel The Parting Gift takes the reader through the emotional turmoil of love, lust, trust, and mistrust that often accompanies affairs of the heart.
“this collection refreshes an esteemed opinion of Rich’s invaluable contributions to poetry and feminist thought.”
History of Violence is not, as the title suggests, a big, fat tome about human aggression, brute force, and cruelty, though it describes a world in which violence shapes the life of the na
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“Walker’s stories intersect the tipping point when big city gay life went from carefree hedonism and glitzy self–indulgence to the moment when self–satisfied habitués of the demi–monde bega
“The Price of Salt is a moving, beautifully conceived and written book. It is a mesmerizing read.”
“For about the last ten years British writing has been experiencing a remarkable renaissance in literary fiction. Long may this movement flourish.
“This story is as much about history as it is about progressing a just cause.”
“Edmund White who wrote The Beautiful Room Is Empty. Edmund White who gave us A Boy’s Own Story as well. It is as if he owes it to us to always excel.
“Greg Herren knows how to tell a crime story without resorting to inane stereotyping. . . .
“Péter Nadás may infuriate readers accustomed to a Tolstoyan resolution of a series of interrelated stories and characters and times and settings.
“. . . curiosity, that powerful driver of discovery, is only as valuable as what it turns up.