They Is Us

BY debbie in Books

Tama Janowitz first lit up the literary world with her short-story collection Slaves of New York, which humorously depicted the lives of penniless bohemians living in Manhattan. Read More

The Storm: A Novel

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On the first page of The Storm, Margriet de Moor reveals the novel's ending. Read More
Nothing is sweeter than desire. All other delights are second. These lines, written by one of Sappho's admirers, are quoted by Leila J. Rupp in the beginning of her fascinating new book about the history of same-sex female attraction. Read More

The Same Earth

BY debbie in Books

In this coming-of-age novel, a young woman named Imelda Richardson escapes from Jamaica during the hurricane of 1974, forcing her to start a new life in England. Read More
Nadine Cohodas' new book immortalizes one of the greatest musicians of our time, "The High Priestess of Soul," with never-before-shared stories about Nina Simone's childhood and her temperamental career that burned a path through the history of music. Read More

Lonely: A Memoir

BY debbie in Books

Now in her early 40s, Emily White has suffered from crippling loneliness on and off since childhood, and it dominated her life for four years, beginning in 2002. Read More