'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

'Blackmail, My Love' by Katie Gilmartin

Blackmail, My Love is a book to read for the page-turning mystery, but to savor for the nuance and detail and heart-breaking reality of what it was to be a lesbian or a gay man in 1951 … read more

'Beloved Pilgrim’ by Christopher Hawthorne Moss

“While historical fiction abounds with stories of female-assigned people going undercover to fight in wars, they rarely consider the possibility that protagonists could truly be transgender men…”… read more

'The City of Palaces' by Michael Nava

The huge achievement of The City of Palacesaside from its portrayal of the history and grandeur of Mexico and Mexico City, aside from a story of great beauty and profound humanity—is its powerful integration of a central historical event on our continent into our American consciousness…. read more

'Revolutionary' by Alex Myers

While still rooted in the loss and triumph of bloody battles, Myers challenges the well-worn patriot’s tale by focusing on Deborah Sampson Gannett, a real-life historical figure who successfully disguised herself as a man in order to enlist in the Revolutionary army…. read more

'Cervantes Street' by Jamie Manrique

Jamie Manrique’s Cervantes Street is a picturesque imagining of the great Spanish master’s epic life. Told from the alternating points of view of Cervantes himself, a self-assured genius from humble beginnings, and his childhood friend Luis de Lara, a man of great privilege, power, and jealousy…… read more