Books: 707

By E.B. Boatner / June 30, 2022

Last Call at the Nightingale Katherine Schellman Minotaur Books $27.99  Schellman’s first in a Jazz age mystery series draws the reader into the…

Books: 705

By E.B. Boatner / June 2, 2022

Kingdom of Sand Andrew Holleran FSG$27  In 1978, his Dancer from the Dance established Andrew Holleran (pseudonym of Eric Garber) in the forefront of…

Books: 703

By E.B. Boatner / May 5, 2022

Sedating Elaine Dawn Winter Knopf?$27  Trapped between girlfriend Elaine’s incessant, devouring, physical demands, her dealer’s increasingly insistent demands for payment–or else–protagonist Frances…

Books: 701

By E.B. Boatner / April 7, 2022

Tripping Arcadia Kit Mayquist Dutton$26  Lena, a med-school dropout, cuts short a two-year Italian idyll working with her botanist aunt, to return…

Books: 699

By E.B. Boatner / March 10, 2022

All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Memoir Manifesto George M. Johnson Farrar Straus Giroux $17.99  Johnson’s “Manifesto” is more a guide for young, Black,…

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By E.B. Boatner / February 24, 2022

There has been an uptick in book banning, not only at the school library level, but, according to a recent NYT article,…

Books: 697

By E.B. Boatner / February 10, 2022

I Was Better Last Night: A Memoir Harvey Fierstein Knopf$30  Harvey Fierstein possessed flair at birth. He lets it shine here, promising…

Books: 695

By E.B. Boatner / January 13, 2022

The Verifiers Jane Pek Vintage $17  Enter Claudia Lin, a newly hired worker for Veracity, a subscription-only agency catering to a nervous clientele…


By E.B. Boatner / December 16, 2021

The Aeneid Vergil translated by Shadi Bartsch Modern Library?$18  Shadi Bartsch presents an Aeneid resuscitated and brought to life from Latin II. Like Emiy…

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By E.B. Boatner / November 18, 2021

Sensation: The Madonna, the Mayor, the Media, and the First Amendment Arnold Lehman Merrell$35  SENSATION minutely chronicles the uproar (death and bomb threats)…

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