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Shola von Reinhold's 'Lote' - a Literary Tour de Force

Shola von Reinhold's 'Lote' - a Literary Tour de Force

By Laura Moreno | Jul 7, 2022

In author Shola von Reinhold's first book, "Lote," which is a tour de force, the luscious, textured writing is astonishingly good.

Summer Reading: 5 Books on the Joys and Challenges of LGBTQ Teen and Young Adult Life

Summer Reading: 5 Books on the Joys and Challenges of LGBTQ Teen and Young Adult Life

Jul 6, 2022

From the hot contemporary graphic novel "Heartstopper" to the classic "The Outsiders," Los Angeles Review of Books editor Jonathan Alexander provides his picks for must-read LGBTQ+ YA books.

Sea Change: Julia Armfield's 'Our Wives Under the Sea'

Sea Change: Julia Armfield's 'Our Wives Under the Sea'

By Jim Piechota | Jul 5, 2022

Julia Armfield explores a watery metamorphosis from the deep murky depths in her debut novel involving a lesbian married couple whose longtime relationship buckles beneath the weight of one partner's eventual mental and physical disfigurement.

'Smahtguy' - Eric Orner's New Book about Barney Frank

'Smahtguy' - Eric Orner's New Book about Barney Frank

By Jim Provenzano | Jun 30, 2022

Eric Orner's new book is out, a graphic novel based on the life of his former boss, Barney Frank.

Review: 'Girl One' an Intense, Thought-Provoking Read

Review: 'Girl One' an Intense, Thought-Provoking Read

By Christopher Verleger | Jun 27, 2022

Intense, intriguing "Girl One" provokes thought about science and procreation.

Chelsea Manning Memoir to be Published in October

Chelsea Manning Memoir to be Published in October

Jun 23, 2022

A memoir by Chelsea Manning will come out this fall. The book is titled "README.txt," and it's scheduled for release on Oct. 18.

Cookie Mueller's Posthumous Prose

Cookie Mueller's Posthumous Prose

By Mark William Norby | Jun 21, 2022

"Walking through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black" by the late Cookie Mueller is the newly-expanded reissue of the original 1993 Semiotext(e) compilation of writings by the multi-talent known mostly for roles in early John Waters films.

Summer Books Round-Up III

Summer Books Round-Up III

By Jim Piechota | Jun 21, 2022

In our third and final installment of the Bay Area Reporter's Summer Books Series, we spotlight some amazing fiction, a new book about a trans youth's journey through grade school, and a sartorial exploration of the concept of the "Daddy."

'Nuclear Family' Fallout: Joseph Han's Stunning Debut Novel

'Nuclear Family' Fallout: Joseph Han's Stunning Debut Novel

By Tim Pfaff | Jun 21, 2022

The sociological construct of "nuclear family," signifying a familial unit whose members all live together. Joseph Han's first novel, "Nuclear Family," explodes it, leaving you with the spectacle of the mushroom cloud.

Independent Booksellers Grew in Number, Diversity in 2021

Independent Booksellers Grew in Number, Diversity in 2021

By Hillel Italie | Jun 16, 2022

New bookstores helped contribute to a year of solid growth and greater diversity for the American Booksellers Association, the trade group for independent bookstore owners.

Summer Books Round-Up, Part 2

Summer Books Round-Up, Part 2

By Jim Piechota | Jun 14, 2022

In our continuing Summer Books series, here are even more queer books coming to both physical and digital bookstores this summer. We list some exciting suspense novels, several books for younger readers, a graphic pictorial story for all ages.

Stories from OutWrite: Holding Queer Histories and Queer Bodies

Stories from OutWrite: Holding Queer Histories and Queer Bodies

By Julie R. Enszer | Jun 14, 2022

The co-editor of a new anthology of collected speeches from ten years of well-attended literary conference vicariously recalls memories of lost writers via a few collected images.

Lambda Literary Award 2022 Winners Announced

Lambda Literary Award 2022 Winners Announced

By Jim Provenzano | Jun 11, 2022

Lambda Literary announced the winners of the 34th Annual Lambda Literary Awards at a live virtual award ceremony on June 11.

Brian Selznick's 'Big Tree' to be Published Next Spring

Brian Selznick's 'Big Tree' to be Published Next Spring

By Hillel Italie | Jun 9, 2022

Brian Selznick's next book was inspired in part by a famous friend, Steven Spielberg.

'Unburnable' Copy of Handmaid's Tale Auctioned for $130,000

'Unburnable' Copy of Handmaid's Tale Auctioned for $130,000

By Hillel Italie | Jun 8, 2022

A specially commissioned, unburnable edition of Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" has been auctioned for $130,000, Sotheby's announced Tuesday.

Summer Books Roundup, Part 1

Summer Books Roundup, Part 1

By Jim Piechota | Jun 7, 2022

Summer is alive with new books on or about queerness from a kaleidoscopically-diverse array of LGBTQ subjects and authors. Here's Part One of a three-part sampling.

Review: Wicked Fun Awaits in 'Drama Oz'

Review: Wicked Fun Awaits in 'Drama Oz'

By Christopher Verleger | Jun 6, 2022

"Drama Oz" is a delightfully decadent mystery that pokes fun at the MGM classic.

Review: Nina LaCour's 'Yerba Buena' is a Powerful Work With Masterfully Illustrated Themes

Review: Nina LaCour's 'Yerba Buena' is a Powerful Work With Masterfully Illustrated Themes

By Christopher Verleger | Jun 3, 2022

"Yerba Buena" is a gripping account of two women destined to find each other.

Review: 'Secret City - The Hidden History Of Gay Washington' Separates the Facts From the Political Lore

Review: 'Secret City - The Hidden History Of Gay Washington' Separates the Facts From the Political Lore

By Lewis Whittington | Jun 2, 2022

Kirchick's history of antigay politics in Washington enlightens, fascinates, and repulses us, revisiting the ash heap of sensational political scandals.

Country Libraries Self-Censor LGBTQ+ Books as Pride Month Arrives

Country Libraries Self-Censor LGBTQ+ Books as Pride Month Arrives

Jun 2, 2022

Book displays targeting specific groups or topics such as Cajun heritage, Pride Month or Black History Month are prohibited indefinitely at public libraries in Louisiana's Lafayette Parish.

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