This wonderful biography is a feast for the senses, enveloping the reader in sights, sounds, and especially the smells of food. In the process, we learn so much about the Oregon-born James Beard—his talents, eccentricities, and foibles.
A meditative experiment in homing in and letting go, Figure It Out is a scenic nonfiction stroll that seems aimless in gait yet always lands in an art/pop/humanist destination—each one a majestic, impressionistic backdrop.
In 1957, Frank Kameny, a New York native, World War II veteran, and Harvard-educated astronomer, was fired from the Defense Department because of his homosexuality. The Deviant’s War is the story of how Kameny fought back ...
Houston author Bryan Washington (whose debut, Lot, was a finalist for last year’s Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction) has fashioned an intricate and heartfelt tale from the relationship between a Japanese American chef named Mike and Benson, a Black daycare teacher.
Juliana Delgado Lopera reaches deep to expertly voice, in a heady blend of Spanish and English, the story of fifteen-year-old Francisca, a recent Colombian transplant now living in Miami with her mother and grandmother.
Transgressive and forward-thinking, Apsara Engine illustrates and details the lives and fantasies of queer and trans South Asians speaking their truths, dreaming their mythologies, and trying to come to grips with themselves and others.