Books

Books: 607

Black Diamond Fall Joseph Olshan Polis Books $26; eBook $7.99 Olshan, author of Clara’s Heart, combines two actual events occurring at Vermont’s Middlebury College—the disappearance of a student during winter break, and the vandalizing of poet Robert […]

Books: 605

Hollywood Heyday: 75 Candid Interviews with Golden Age Legends David Fantle & Tom Johnson McFarland & Co. $39.95 The authors, native Minnesotans, were eighteen when they made their first trip to interview Hollywood’s greats, beginning with […]

Books: 603

Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation Robert W. Fieseler Liveright $26.95 32 gay individuals perished in the New Orleans Up Stairs Lounge fire, their existence ignored. […]

Books: 601

Last Rites of the Capacitance Christopher Michael Carter Supposed Crimes LLC $8.99 e-book/Kindle; $17.99 paperback Space adventures usually start with a spectrum of crew members, who meet their various fates along the way. Carter opens with […]

Books: 599

Go the Way Your Blood Beats: On Truth, Bisexuality and Desire Michael Amherst Repeater Books $14.95 Part memoir, part fragmented essays, interleaved with notes to unnamed, un-gendered past partners, Amherst explores the fluidity of sexuality and […]

Books: 597

Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity C. Riley Snorton UMN Press $24.95 Snorton’s divisions of Black on Both Sides, “Blacken,” “Transit,” and “Blackout,” should alert the reader that this book is not simply […]

Books: 594

Infinite Variety: Life and Legend of the Marchesa Casati Scott D. Ryerson and Michael Orlando Yaccarino University of Minnesota Press $29.95 Imagine a woman for whom an awed Quentin Crisp would write the foreword for […]

A Word In Edgewise: A Good Man Is Hard To Tell

From middle school on, I read science fiction, but somehow, though I did read two of this prodigious author’s autobiographical tomes, I neglected Isaac Isamov’s fiction; the iconic Caves of Steel, Foundation series, et al. Only recently, […]

Books: 592

The Sparsholt Affair Alan Hollinghurst Alfred A. Knopf $28.95 The novel revolves around David Sparsholt, a magnetic creature who in the opening pages (around 1940) has captured the attention and physical attraction of Oxford students […]

A Word In Edgewise: A Winter Getaway When You Can’t Get Away

There are those who thrill to ice and chill—exploring ice caves on Lake Superior—and others yearning to immerse themselves in Caribbean warmth. The getters-away are further divided into those with the means to do so, […]

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