Reviews

'Like A Woman' by Debra Busman

In prose as lucid and passionate as any manifesto, this contemporary feminist anthem offers us a hero who both charms and challenges readers by way of her acuity, grit and depth… read more

‘Bright Lights of Summer’ by Lynn Ames

When Julie Newsome meets Theodora “Dizzy” Hosler in the opening pages of Bright Lights of Summer, she’s looking for information to better understand her recently deceased mother. Dizzy never knew Julie’s mother, but Julie has another motive for contacting Diz. She wants to write about women in softball in the 1940s and she hopes Diz… read more

Lesbian Mystery Lammy Finalists

Still catching up on the Lammy finalists? Here are the remaining three finalists in Lesbian Mystery. (You can read my reviews of Slash and Burn by Valerie Bronwen and Acquittal by Anne Laughlin here.) The Old Deep and Dark: A Jane Lawless Mystery by Ellen Hart Over 30 years of writing lesbian mysteries, Ellen Hart has won five Lammys for… read more

'Daydreamers' by Jonathan Harper

Jonathan Harper’s debut collection Daydreamers is aptly named: each story contains the ruminations of young men drifting through their lives, either making bad choices or failing to choose… read more

‘Call Me Home’ by Megan Kruse

Call Me Home, as the title implies, focuses very strongly on the idea of home. It’s place-based for sure, but in this novel, who we call home is even more important…. read more

‘Aquarium’ by David Vann

Ultimately, the characters in Aquarium are desperately struggling to move toward forgiveness and redemption—it’s a story you can’t help but be submerged in completely… read more