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.

BY Nick Pachelli

March 25 2013 8:00 AM ET

Gypsy Boy on the Run: My Escape from a Life Among the Romany Gypsies by Mikey Walsh (Macmillan/St. Martin's Press)

The life of Gypsies is a relatively unknown one, a speculated upon mystery to many outside the Romany culture. And with generations having suffered persecution in the past, Gypsies tend to keep to themselves. If one chooses to leave, they leave forever. In the sequel to My life in the Secret World of the Romany Gypsies, Mikey Walsh does just that. As a young gay man, Walsh chose to leave the life at the age of 15 after grappling between a life with his family and a life he truly wanted to lead. Gypsy Boy on the Run tells the story of the boy that left, and the gang of gypsies that followed him, eager to claim their reward. (Macmillan.com, $24.99)

 

 

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