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Books of the Week

Each week we feature a newly released title that you ought to know about! Click below to read more about each of our recent Books of the Week.

February

The Upstairs House
by Julia Fine

A massively entertaining and slyly enlightening story nestled inside another story like a ghost within its host.
- Kathleen Rooney, author of Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey

Let's Get Back to the Party
by Zak Salih

With gorgeous, searching prose, Zak Salih looks beyond the gay culture wars to find the fractured souls within—and locates something deep and true and universal. This exceptional debut signals the arrival of a compelling new voice in fiction.
—Louis Bayard, author of Courting Mr. Lincoln

 

Gay Bar: Why We Went Out
by Jeremy Atherton Lin

An indispensable, intimate, and stylish celebration of the institution of the gay bar, from 1990s post-AIDS crisis to today's fluid queer spaces

"I can't remember the last time I've been so happily surprised and enchanted by a book. Gay Bar is an absolute tour de force." - Maggie Nelson

100 Boyfriends
by Brontez Purnell

An irrerverent, sensitive, and inimitable look at gay dysfunction through the eyes of a cult hero

January

The Copenhagen Trilogy
by Tove Ditlevsen

Called "a masterpiece" by The Guardian, this courageous and honest trilogy from Tove Ditlevsen, a pioneer in the field of genre-bending confessional writing, explores themes of family, sex, motherhood, abortion, addiction, and being an artist. This single-volume hardcover contains all three volumes of her memoirs

 

The Rib King
by Ladee Hubbard

The acclaimed author of The Talented Ribkins deconstructs painful African American stereotypes and offers a fresh and searing critique on race, class, privilege, ambition, exploitation, and the seeds of rage in America in this intricately woven and masterfully executed historical novel, set in early the twentieth century that centers around the black servants of a down-on-its heels upper-class white family.

Detransition, Baby
by Torrey Peters

“An unforgettable portrait of three women, trans and cis, who wrestle with questions of motherhood and family making . . . Detransition, Baby might destroy your book club, but in a good way.”
- Andrea Lawlor, author of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl

The Prophets
by Robert Jones, Jr.

A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence.

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