'Jews Queers Germans' by Martin Duberman

Jews Queers Germans dives headlong into the murky political waters of Weimar Germany, dramatizing anti-Semitism, homophobia, and a pervasive melancholia over an imagined sense of lost national pride that helped transform a progressive country into a Nazi dystopia… read more

'Primer' by Aaron Smith

Primer is revelatory. The book opens up a dialogue on trust, joy, rejection, celebration, fear, and anger. But the book’s essential power and beauty is its sense of emotional knowledg… read more

'Ten Things I Can See From Here' by Carrie Mac

Calm on and carry on. Possibly one of the worst things to say to a person with anxiety, such as Maeve, who has been told useless slogans like this all her life.  In Carrie Mac’s newest novel, Ten Things I Can See From Here, Maeve Glover is a young woman struggling with a severe anxiety disorder, constantly… read more

'The Book of Joan' by Lidia Yuknavitch

Imagine a sci-fi blockbuster scripted by a critical theorist and then novelized by a slam poet, and you might come close to anticipating The Book of Joan, a darkly inventive new work from Lidia Yuknavitch…. read more

‘The Inheritance of Shame: A Memoir’ by Peter Gajdics

The term “homosexual reparative therapy” conjures, for many of us, images of wrathful, bible-thumping parents dragging a 16-year-old into a church basement for an exorcism, or into a grim clinic for genital electroshock treatments…. read more

'Living a Feminist Life' by Sara Ahmed

Living a Feminist Life is sectioned into three parts which cover, respectively, the path and necessity of becoming feminist, the challenges of diversity work, and the consequences of being deliberate in one’s feminism… read more

'Rough Patch' by Nicole Markotic

Keira is bisexual, and she lets you know it even if she hasn’t told anyone else. She is 15 years old with a lot to figure out, including meticulously planning the moment to come out to her best friend…. read more