'Talk' by Linda Rosenkrantz

Talk is a slender novel narrowly focused on three friends slowly embracing adulthood as the nation prepares to lose much of its innocence. It’s blazingly witty, unexpectedly touching, and note-perfect…. read more

'Totempole' by Sanford Friedman

Totempole’s frank dealings with sex are not only notable but distinguish it from more well-known early gay novels like The City and the Pillar read more

'Fair Play' by Tove Jansson

For many, many years, Scandavian artist Tove Jansson’s internationally popular children’s books, the Moomin books, included the biography that Jansson lived alone. In truth, she lived with her lifelong companion and mate, the filmmaker and artist Tuulikki Pietila…. read more

New in September

September signals the start of the official fall book season, one of the busiest times of the year for publishers and authors alike. Some exciting fiction titles this month include Monique Truong‘s Bitter In the Mouth (Random House)—we interviewed Truong last month—and Yield (Kensington), the exciting debut from Lee Houck. In nonfiction, we’re excited about… read more