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Book Review

Simon's Mansion

by Eileen Gonzalez

Expressive descriptions and heart-wrenching exchanges make Simon’s Mansion a raw LGBTQ+ novel. Past mistakes haunt a recovering drug addict in William Poe’s intense novel Simon’s Mansion. After surviving a religious cult and... Read More

Book Review

Big Familia

by Rebecca Hussey

In Tomas Moniz’s bighearted novel "Big Familia", a man comes to terms with changes in his family, his neighborhood, and himself. Juan Gutiérrez lives with his daughter, Stella, in a gentrifying neighborhood in Berkeley. Stella is... Read More

Book Review

A Transcontinental Affair

by Karen Rigby

The romance of nine days aboard the Pullman Hotel Express gives way to disenchantment when violence on the frontier forces women to choose between silence and freedom. A Transcontinental Affair, Jodi Daynard’s elegant historical novel,... Read More

Book Review

Continental Divide

by Monica Carter

Alex Myers’s compelling and poignant coming-of-gender novel "Continental Divide" is set in Wyoming and delves into the difficult decisions that a trans person has to face—and how challenging the process of transitioning can be, both... Read More

Book Review

Shine of the Ever

by Karen Rigby

In Claire Rudy Foster’s thirteen stories, collected in "Shine of the Ever", various characters—women adrift; transgender people who fear exposure; binary and nonbinary people—experience disquiet, fragile peace, naïvete, and... Read More

Book Review

How to Be Remy Cameron

by Laura Leavitt

Teen drama and the ups and downs of being gay and out in high school dominate Julian Winters’s heartfelt young adult novel How to Be Remy Cameron. Remy—who’s a teenager, gay, adopted, and black—has been assigned an AP English... Read More

Book Review

Feast Day of the Cannibals

by Meg Nola

Set in Gilded Age New York, Norman Lock’s "Feast Day of the Cannibals" is the sixth standalone book in the American Novel series. At the cusp of the nineteenth century, fictional and real life characters intersect in a setting that’s... Read More

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