Book Review: Passing Strange by Ellen Klages

Passing StrangePassing Strange by Ellen Klages

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Historical San Francisco. A circle of queer friends. Art and music. Nightclubs. And a tiny bit of magic.

The “proper” magic itself is … minimal. Half-remembered. Rarely used without very good reason.

Historic (WWII?) San Francisco, with a trip to Treasure Island in the middle. If you loved Amberlough, you will love this.

The real magic is in this circle of friends and lovers who take care of one another for all their days. If you are someone who loves the “found family” trope, you need to read this. I promise, it is worth your while.

Reader, I cried, and for all the best reasons.

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About Lynne M. Thomas

Lynne M. Thomas is a nine time Hugo Award winning editor and podcaster. In her day job, she is Head of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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