Queering NYTimes' 100 Notable Books

The Times’ epic 100 Notable Books list was published online last week and the list includes both surprises and snubs. Patti Smith’s Just Kids—which just won the National Book Award—is not among the official 100, but the memoir does appear in Janet Maslin’s editor’s picks, along with Wendy K. Moffat’s A Great Unrecorded History: A… read more

'The Talented Miss Highsmith' by Joan Schenkar

Patricia Highsmith was a creative, prolific novelist, but a complicated, secretive person, with a tumultuous personal life.  This revealing biography of Tom Ripley’s creator uses her personal diaries, private correspondence, and close friends to explore her many selves, some of which she wanted to keep hidden…. read more