‘The Trees in the Field’ by J.E. Knowles

The Trees in the Field introduces us to 50-year-old Raybelle McKeehan, Senator from Tennessee, single-minded in fairness and her dedication to freedom.  In Raybelle’s world, those tenets are not just applicable to members of her party, but are for all her constituents, as well as for the people of the world community. … read more

5 Lambda Finalists Take the Windy City

On May 4, Chicago’s Gerber-Hart Library was filled with rapt listeners who heard readings from five excellent books that illustrate the quality and diversity of LGBT literature. Award-winning journalist Tracey Richardson began the program reading from her lesbian-romance finalist No Rules of Engagement (Bella Books) about Canadians in the Afghanistan war zone. We then heard… read more

'Arusha' by J.E. Knowles

Lambda Award Finalist Arusha is a place in Africa, the setting for peace accords to bring calm to a region torn by many things. The book Arusha, the debut novel by J.E. Knowles, cleaves to this theme. A family struggles to come to its own peace accords: between husband and wife, between mother and children,… read more