'Ruby' by Cynthia Bond

“Ruby had felt it then. The audacious hope of rooted things. The innocent anticipation of the shooting stalks, the quivering stillness of the watching trees.” –Cynthia Bond, Ruby Ruby Bell, the beautiful and bizarre protagonist in Cynthia Bond’s new work Ruby (Hogarth), has been to hell and back. Raised in a small Southern town where… read more

'You Only Get Letters from Jail' by Jodi Angel

These stories describe the moments of adrenaline and gut instinct that can mark an imperiled adolescent’s first break for something better or set a course for a lifetime on the skids…. read more

'The Furthest City Light' by Jeanne Winer

There’s more to The Furthest City Light than might first meet the eye. Even the most casual read soon begins to impart the weight the main character feels after the initial life-altering event unfolds. Rachel Stein is a public defender. She’s focused and excels at what she does. The thrill of the courtroom gives her… read more

Reader Meet Author: Personal Advice from Author Laurie Weeks

Do you have problems with your love life? Hate your job? Your social life lacking that certain zing? All questions can be answered through literature—or maybe at least by the people who create it. With that in mind, we here at The Lambda Literary Review have started our very own advice column called “Reader Meet Author.”

This month’s column is handled by author Laurie Weeks…. read more

Book Buzz: Feb 2010

The American Library Association has announced its 2010 Stonewall Book Awards, given annually to English-language LGBT books of exceptional merit: fiction, Stray Dog Winter (MacAdam/Cage) by David Francis; non-fiction,Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America (St. Martin’s Press) by Nathanial Frank; and children’s and young adult literature, The Vast Fields of Ordinary (Penguin Group)… read more

Book Buzz: Jan 2010

News and noteworthy tidbits from the LGBT writing and publishing community…. read more

Book Buzz July 2009

Hannah Free, starring Sharon Gless and based on Claudia Allen’s acclaimed stage play about the unabashed love of two women over several decades, will premiere at Outfest Los Angeles on July 10. As the film schedules future festival dates, Bella Books has acquired the print and digital rights to the novelization of the play, which… read more

Book Buzz June 2009

Congratulations to the many LGBT writers and editors being honored by various organizations in recent weeks. Too many names to print here, but links to some of the lists of winners follow: the Lambda Literary Awards, Triangle Awards, Lesbian Fiction Readers Choice Awards, Saints & Sinners Literary Festival, Popular Culture Association, Independent Publisher Book Awards;… read more

Book Buzz May 2009

By now, the dust has settled on last month’s Amazon.com brouhaha, in which the online bookseller stripped thousands of LGBT titles of their sales rankings (a key promo perk linked to web searches and bestseller lists), supposedly because of their “adult” content.  Everything from queer classics to squeaky clean children’s books were expunged, triggering a… read more