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 Review :: Resilient

Review :: Resilient

By Kyle Thomas Smith | Apr 6
"Resilient" reminds us that not only does a state of calm not have to be a dream for a far-off future, but it is available to us here and now and it is the best practice for whatever we may encounter in times to come.

 Review :: The House Of Impossible Beauties

Review :: The House Of Impossible Beauties

By Christopher Verleger | Mar 7
Within the underground drag scene of 1980s New York, a young trans woman and her lover create a home for outcasts in Joseph Cassara's compelling debut novel.

 Review :: Darwin Comes to Town

Review :: Darwin Comes to Town

By Chris Delatorre | Mar 7
Menno Schilthuizen's "Darwin Comes to Town" is a delightfully engaging look at nature's diplomatic dealings with the otherwise inhospitable spaces we've become so accustomed to.

 Review :: The Misfit's Manifesto

Review :: The Misfit's Manifesto

By Kyle Thomas Smith | Mar 1
In "The Misfit's Manifesto," Lidia Yuknavitch enlarges upon her own life story and her hard-won conviction that misfits exist on "the edges of culture... where new and beautiful meanings are generated."

 Review :: And If I Fall

Review :: And If I Fall

By Christopher Verleger | Feb 28
A young orphan boy in a small town questions authority and his faith in this gripping novel from Robin Reardon.

 Review :: The Château

Review :: The Château

By Christopher Verleger | Feb 21
While chasing a story, a disgraced reporter discovers a bastion of criminal dishonesty at his father's condominium complex, in Paul Goldberg's chaotic albeit clever novel.

 Review :: Boys Keep Swinging: A Memoir

Review :: Boys Keep Swinging: A Memoir

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 20
Born Jason Sellards and given to showmanship and radical self-expression through fashion from an early age, Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears is nothing if not the prototypical rock star. With wit and flair, he reveals plenty in his new memoir.

 Review :: The Throne of Caesar

Review :: The Throne of Caesar

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 15
Speaking of senses of deja-vu, is there really an Etruscan word for it? (Or are you joking about how English speakers need to resort to French to have a word for the sensation?)

 Review :: A Body of Work

Review :: A Body of Work

By Lewis Whittington | Feb 10
David Hallberg's candid account about his life in ballet,hi s physical breakdown and his hard fought return to the international dance stage.

 Review :: 4 3 2 1: A Novel

Review :: 4 3 2 1: A Novel

By Christopher Verleger | Feb 7
In a style reminiscent of "Sliding Doors," Paul Auster's accomplished albeit long-winded novel imagines the four lives of Jersey boy Archie Ferguson.

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