Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Six of the best books about LGBT life

John Boyne’s latest novel for younger readers is My Brother’s Name Is Jessica. At the Guardian he tagged "some classic, personal novels and true accounts of the battle for civil rights," including:
In non-fiction, David France’s How to Survive a Plague has become the definitive study of the Aids epidemic and how it swept through a generation of young men in the 1980s and 90s. France writes about the terror that people felt as HIV and Aids took hold of communities, stealing the lives of so many, about the activists who brought it to public attention, the politicians who refused to speak about it, and the doctors and scientists who worked on treatments and cures.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue