Search Results: "Felice Picano"


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LIKE PEOPLE IN HISTORY by Felice Picano
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1995

"But knowledge and experience are not always enough."
A fixture of the gay literary scene for decades, Picano (To the Seventh Power, 1989, etc.) merits more respect for his earnestness and the expansive nature of his latest effort, an attempt to sum up queer culture since the end of WW II, than he does for his prose. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Picano recalls an exciting time with insight, enthusiasm and justifiable satisfaction."
A writer who was there and did all that chronicles perhaps the most significant period in the history of gay literature. Read full book review >

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TRUE STORIES TOO by Felice Picano
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: June 19, 2014

"An intensely personal collection centered on the survivor of a fascinating, chaotic time."
Picano expands on the autobiographical essays of his previous book, True Stories (2011). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 22, 1997

"Those who share this conviction are likely to be Picano's most receptive readers. (Author tour)"
In this third installment of his memoirs, novelist Picano (Like People in History, 1995, etc.) revisits his life amid the fabulous gay crowd in Manhattan and Fire Island during the libertine '70s. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 2007

"Picano recalls an exciting time with insight, enthusiasm and justifiable satisfaction."
A writer who was there and did all that chronicles perhaps the most significant period in the history of gay literature. Read full book review >

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SALLY AND DAVE by Felice Arena
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2008

"Better to read Susan Pearson's Slugs in Love (2006), illustrated by Kevin O'Malley. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Sliding along on a slick of sibilants, this episode pairs "sleek, slim and simply stunning" Sally, "sensational at sports," with sloppy neighbor Dave, who spends his time "sleeping sideways in his own slime." Read full book review >

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REAL by Felice Holman
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"While Holman occasionally preaches about the legitimate rights of the First Nations, the bits of movie lore, gorgeous desert descriptions, and deeply moving final scenes amply compensate. (Fiction. 9-14)"
Holman (Secret City, U.S.A., 1990, etc.) weaves a terrific story about the nature of reality, honoring the past, and the experience of loss, set in the California of 1932. Read full book review >

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PROMISED LAND by Connie Willis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 1997

"Light, amusing, and well worked out: a vast improvement over the wretched Light Raid (1989)."
After expensive schooling off-planet, Delanna Milleflores returns to planet Keramos intending to stay just long enough to settle her recently deceased mother's estate. Read full book review >

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LIGHT RAID by Connie Willis
Released: May 1, 1989

From the authors of Lincoln's Dreams (Willis), Downtime (Felice) and (collectively) Water Witch: a brusque, YA-ish and crumbly near-future war-and-intrigue romance. Read full book review >

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MAY THE SPIRIT BE UNBROKEN by Maxine Louise Michel De Felice
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2012

"An absorbing, if unsettling, survivor's account, rendered with passion and spirit."
In this disturbing debut memoir, a "red diaper baby" celebrates surviving a tumultuous upbringing by her Communist, labor-organizing and often absent parents. Read full book review >