Our Lady of Controversy

We interrupt our regularly scheduled Book Blogger Appreciation Week celebration to kick off Latina/o Heritage Month. I’ll be featuring a number of books by and about Latina/os from September 15-October 15 to celebrate. I’ve long since held a fascination with artwork based on the Virgen de Guadalupe. A revered Catholic icon, La Virgen appeared toContinue reading “Our Lady of Controversy”

Quarantine: Stories

Quarantine is Rahul Mehta’s debut short story collection. Nearly all of the nine stories in it center around gay Indian-American male protagonists who are trying to navigate the murky overlap between sexuality and cultural heritage. With the exception of “Citizen,” all of the stories feature second- or third-generation young men whose beliefs and lifestyles are oftenContinue reading “Quarantine: Stories”

A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E.M. Forster

Placing E.M. Forster’s homosexuality at the core of his identity, Wendy Moffat masterfully unlocks the rich history of the author’s life.  She gives readers extensive insight about Forster’s sexual identity and the impact it had on his work.  Morgan, as Forster was known to his friends, came of age at a time when homosexuality wasContinue reading “A Great Unrecorded History: A New Life of E.M. Forster”