If you’ve talked to me at all in the last 6 months, you’ve heard me raving over how much I absolutely adore this book. It’s heartwarming, supremely well-written, and will make you want to fall in love. My favorite fiction release of 2019.
I’m not ashamed to say that I cried in public several times while reading Saeed Jones’ brilliantly constructed, beautifully written, and hopeful memoir that will have you calling your mom immediately after turning the last page.
I read this book in a single sitting, mesmerized by its simple, heartbreaking prose. Winman is able to capture the overwhelming feelings of love, heartbreak, and loss in a single sentence that will leave you breathless.
An epic novel that not only explores the effect of the AIDS epidemic on the gay community in the 1980s, but also sets its effects in the present day, giving us an account of how those that lived through such a devastating period found ways to move forward. Heartbreaking, but overwhelmingly hopeful.
A sweepingly rich historical account of queerness. Ranging from mid-19th century gay poets to the early drag queens of the 20th century, I thought I knew just about all there was to know about American queer history until I read this book and realized how very wrong I was.
A powerful memoir about a confused man that falls unexpectedly into drugs and alcohol while trying to find himself. It's a story you've probably heard before, but John Glynn's simple, profound prose reflects the silent waves of an ocean that led him to self-acceptance.
Written with a piercing beauty and subtle grit, Pufahl achieves a marvelous feat, giving an explosive voice to the quiet queerness of an already often-forgotten time in history.