16 Great Books to Read This Week

From gay surfing detectives to male flight attendants, lesbian werewolves, and confused boys escaping Gypsies, the rapture, or themselves, here are some fun reads.



Liberace Extravaganza! by Connie Furr Soloman and Jan Jewett (Harper Collins)

The spectacular and always emaculately dressed Wladziu Valentino Liberace was a world-renowned icon in entertainment for over four decades. For the first time ever, his Liberace Extravaganza! — a collection of his most outlandish furs, feather capes, bow ties, coats, suits, and more — are on display in this book. Some of his suits are priced at more than $24,000 with their Swarovski crystal rhinestones and fourteen-karat diamond-encursted buttons. With a foreward written by Liberace's principal designer and original sketches from his other designers as well, this first volume is one of a kind — just like the man himself.  (HarperCollins.com, $29.99)

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