Book: A Lesbian Avenger returns home

Kelly Cogswell signs her new book "Eating Fire" Saturday at Carmichael's

“In 1992, when the Lesbian Avengers started, I was living in a loft on Avenue B with my ex-girlfriend Amy, and her roommate, Rennes, who would pick up closeted fags and have noisy, slurpy sex


Book: Big voice, bigger heart

Angélique Kidjo’s inspiring life of music and activism

‘Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music’
By Angélique Kidjo with Rachel Wenrick. Harper Design; 256 pgs., $28.


Book: Riding out tonight to case the Promised Land

Poet finds inspiration on Thunder Road

I did not love Bruce Springsteen until
I turned thirty and set my own home on fire,


Book: Minor’s major stories

‘Praying Drunk’
By Kyle Minor. Sarabande Books; 198 pgs., $15.95.


Book: Dave Barry on Bieber, puberty and weed

It’s been four long years since humorist Dave Barry put out a book of essays, which is nearly unforgivable to most of his fans who grew accustomed to reading his thoughts weekly in a now reti


Book: Denise Levertov — An open book, and always relevant

‘The Collected Poems of Denise Levertov’
By Denise Levertov. New Directions; 1063 pgs., $49.95.


Book: How to tell a (specialized) story

‘Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction’
By Jeff Vandermeer. Abrams Image; 332 pgs., $24.95.


Book: Cornerman

The life and lessons of the Rev. Al Sharpton

‘The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and the Path to American Leadership’
By Al Sharpton. Cash Money Content; 272 pgs., $22.


Book: Hankering for Hawking — We want more!

‘My Brief History’
By Stephen Hawking. Bantam Dell; 144 pgs., $22.


Book: So many stories for ‘Lucky’ readers

There are a lot of popular doorstop-length novels now. Subplots can be interrupted by diversions and most readers won’t bat an eye.