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June 2015

The Struggle for Literacy, the Need for Booze, the Bay Area Book Festival

As the Bay Area Rapid Transit escalator carried me upward, toward the first annual Bay Area Book Festival (6th and 7th, June), I repeated my new mantra. I would buy no books.


Eight Great Speculative Fiction Novels by Women

Sci-fi is a popular and well-read genre, but its critical importance as a genre for women and authors of color is often overlooked, these eight excellent examples included.


A New Edition of Sandra Cisneros’s Poetry Looks at the “Girl Grief Decade”

Few of us can wring art from our grief as Sandra Cisneros has, here.


‘Epitaph’ Dispels Hollywood Myths About the Gunfight at O.K. Corral

Doria Russell finds heroes in the errant in Epitaph, a novel that captures the realities of the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and much more.


May 2015

Why Novelist Richard Price Doesn’t Need a Pseudonym

The language and dialogue in his latest novel, The Whites, gives away his identity -- and that's a good thing.


April 2015

Brad Gooch’s Memoir, ‘Smash Cut’, Is That of a Literary Connoisseur

Gooch traces the life of '70s and '80s New York with his partner, Howard Brookner, with humour and poignancy.


‘Get in Trouble’ Doesn’t Trouble Itself With Literary Convention

Kelly Link's imaginative, sometimes challenging, stories follow their own rules but they never take the easy way out.


January 2015

I’ve Never Read a P. D. James Novel That I Didn’t Like

James offers you an opportunity to get to know each of the suspects in full before the murderer's identity is revealed. And so you feel a kind of intense shock at the climax of a novel.


July 2014

I Was Poisoned by Arnold Lobel’s Children’s Fable, ‘Frog and Toad’

Lobel could have done his little gay readers an immeasurable and un-parallelled service. Instead, he set us up for perpetual disappointment.


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