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Transgender Teen Romance is Here! If I Was Your Girl, by Meredith Russo: Book Review

Any gay man who recently saw Love, Simon in theaters can tell you how incredible it feels to see a teen romantic comedy with a gay protagonist after all these years, … Continue reading

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Looking at Bob Fosse in the #MeToo Era

As I was finishing Sam Wasson’s biography of Bob Fosse, Molly Ringwald published this article in The New Yorker, and it served as a nice companion piece to how I was … Continue reading

April 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

What Makes a Mother? Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng

“It came, over and over, down to this: What made someone a mother? Was it biology alone, or was it love?” In Little Fires Everywhere, Celeste Ng makes great use of … Continue reading

April 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jo Nesbø Reinvents Macbeth as a Gritty Procedural

The idea of reinventing Macbeth as a gritty, noir-ish procedural sounded quite interesting to me, but I confess I had a very hard time getting into this story. The opening … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Is Love the Only Story Worth Telling?

Julian Barnes’ new novel, The Only Story, posits that while many things happen to a person in their lifetime, at the end of the day there is only one story … Continue reading

April 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Getting Lost in Fever Dream, by Samanta Schweblin: Book Review

I follow the Tournament of Books every year, and every year I have at least one great discovery from the contest. This year, that discovery was Fever Dream. A friend recommended … Continue reading

March 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tomorrow Will Be Different: Sarah McBride and Transgender Activism

Hope for the Future If I may get personal for a moment, this book was particularly meaningful for me because my husband and I have recently gotten licensed to be … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · 1 Comment