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As a first time author, I'm quickly learning that the first question children ask is "How do you get your ideas?" Now, instead of fumbling awkwardly with clichés, I'll just tell them to read this beautiful and thoughtful meditation on the creative process.
Of course, I tried to talk some sense into them. But with each one, I was left frustrated and came to the conclusion that they are in denial. Even if they are white and economically privileged and straight, history can change on a dime and their lives will be changed also.
Society has changed, in large part, to accommodate us. But have LGBT people, in particular by parenting, changed society? Almost magically, recently published books started arriving in my mailbox to help my understanding.
The book begins with a shard of a memory of a pretty and provocative young girl on a long, cross country train ride. The
The Garden of Last Days by Andre Dubus III A young mother's decision to bring her child to the strip club where she works
The Leopard by Giuseppe Di Lampedusa One of my desert island books, The Leopard is not so much a novel as a eulogy for a
Being the kind of person I am -- I immediately thought it had everything to do with religion. "People in churches and mosques
Narrated by Toni Morrison   The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose stubborn nonconformity
The epigraph of A Discovery of Witches -- "It begins with absence and desire. It begins with blood and fear. It begins with a discovery of witches." -- immediately warns you're about to encounter a book out of the ordinary.
Leaving treatment helped her rehearse the separation from her husband. That enactment let her practice [actions] that were
Alice doesn't think of herself as gay but is in love (and in lust) with a glamorous and slightly older singer Juliana. The
11 Powerful Books That Explore the Legacy of the Vietnam War   A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara This acclaimed tragic and
By Allison Tyler | Off the Shelf Get Off the Shelf Delivered Daily to Your Inbox It's hard to characterize, or even accurately
Adiós Hemingway by Leonardo Padura Fuentes This first-rate detective story, set against the backdrop of Ernest Hemingway's
A new book by Laura Horak from Rutgers University Press, Girls Will Be Boys: Cross-Dressed Women, Lesbians, and American
When Lia, a baby girl in an immigrant Hmong family in central California, started having seizures, it was clear to her American
If you're like me, there's something funny that happens when you make your dreams come true. I've always been self-motivated with an innate drive, so when my book was finally published after five slow years,
Editor's Note: Images are I have read very few books in my life that compelled me to laugh
For years and years, I labored under the assumption that comic books were only read by nerdy guys with a childish penchant for superheroes. But after seeing Marjane Satrapi's harrowing and exuberant film, Persepolis, I was shocked to find that it was adapted from a graphic memoir.
Little Bee became a #1 New York Times bestseller. It is one of my proudest career achievements to have shepherded this book