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.
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.
Few of us can wring art from our grief as Sandra Cisneros has, here.
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.
The language and dialogue in his latest novel, The Whites, gives away his identity -- and that's a good thing.
Gooch traces the life of '70s and '80s New York with his partner, Howard Brookner, with humour and poignancy.
I can only agree with the title. I am astonished.
Kelly Link's imaginative, sometimes challenging, stories follow their own rules but they never take the easy way out.
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.
Lobel could have done his little gay readers an immeasurable and un-parallelled service. Instead, he set us up for perpetual disappointment.