Before you get deliriously swamped by the wave of great gay books coming this summer -- starting next week with two hotly anticipated titles, Stephen Greco's novel Now and Yesterday and James Magruder's story collection Let Me See It -- take another look at this pretty amazing spring harvest.
Damon Galgut, Arctic Summer. A novel about EM Forster from 1912-1924, his gayest years, including his first trip to India.
Joseph Boone, The Homoerotics of Orientalism. Nonfiction, with 250+ pictures.
Mark Gevisser, Lost and Found in Johannesburg. Memoir of growing up white, gay, and Jewish in South Africa from the 70s to today.
Damian Barr, Maggie & Me. Award-winning, angry, funny memoir of growing up gay in Scotland in the 80s.
Ivan Coyote, Gender Failure. Nonfiction.
Edward White, The Tastemaker: Carl Van Vechten and the Birth of Modern America [and Kindle]. Brilliant biography of the famed queer photographer and his era, 1880-1964.
Peter Hujar: Love & Lust. Photos.
Mark Wunderlich, The Earth Avails. Poems.
Christopher Isherwood & Don Bachardy, The Animals: Love Letters.
Richard Eisbrouch, GWM. A successful architect goes husband hunting.
Francine Prose, Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932. Novel of queer artists and expats in the City of Light on the eve of destruction.
Edmund White, Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris. Memoir.
Michael Cunningham, The Snow Queen. Three middle-aged Brooklyn underachievers -- the gay brother, the straight brother, and the dying girlfriend, one of whom has a celestial vision in Central Park.