'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

'The Angel of History' by Rabih Alameddine

In Alameddine’s newest novel, the aftermath of a half-century of war, disease, religious strife, and sexual liberation has left a Middle Eastern San Francisco-based poet addled and on the verge of neurotic collapse…. read more

'Fox Tooth Heart' by John McManus

John McManus’s new collection Fox Tooth Heart is a gripping, often tragic meditation on the vast distance between inner life and outer expectations… read more

'Nora Webster' by Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín’s latest novel, Nora Webster, has landed on multiple best of the year lists. It’s a fitting tribute for a book that is largely about taking stock…. read more

Armistead Maupin: The Last Tale

“Life will proceed without you, and there is ‘no ending,’ per se, to anything. The only way to wrap-up a story that involves a dozen or more people would be to drop a bomb on them.”… read more