Reviews

'The Halo' by C. Dale Young

In a mythic landscape populated by Greek gods, wolfish men and flightless angels, C. Dale Young’s The Halo, the poet’s fourth and latest collection, explores intersecting mandalas of memory, legend and the quest for self-actualization… read more

'Communal Nude: Collected Essays' by Robert Gluck

This is a cumulative accounting of Gluck’s interests: socialism, moral language, AIDS, movie stars, art stars, his house in San Francisco, and men. Dead and dying, living and yearning. It is part of the secret history of gay literature, the one not yet taught in school… read more

'Walking the Dog' by Elizabeth Swados

The book details the struggles of “former child prodigy and rich-girl kleptomaniac” Ester Rosenthal as she navigates a post-prison life as a high-end professional dog walker… read more

'American Girls' by Allison Umminger

There’s a lot to like about American Girls; the novel contains a humane portrait of a dysfunctional family, insightful critiques of celebrity culture, and a thoroughly original rites of passage story filtered through the voice of a complicated protagonist… read more

'Final Cut’ by Lynn Ames

Jamison Parker is a best-selling novelist. Her wife, Katherine Kyle, was former Press Secretary to President Charles Hyland. In a previous story in the Kate and Jay series, these women saved the life of the President of the United States while battling a sinister and secret organization called “the Commission.” As Final Cut opens, thirty… read more

'How to Whistle' by Gregg Shapiro

Some know how to whistle. Others merely blow air and spit. This skill cannot be learned from friends or You Tube videos. Either you’ve got it, or you don’t. And Gregg Shapiro…he’s got it…. read more