The cover of “Fever Spores: The Queer Reclamation of William...

The cover of “Fever Spores: The Queer Reclamation of William S. Burroughs.”

FEVER SPORES: The Queer Reclamation of William S. Burroughs edited by Brian Alessandro and Tom Cardamone. One of the major voices of the Beat Generation gets his due in this finely crafted book that serves as both an appreciation of his work and a strong case for Burroughs to finally be embraced by the LBGTQ+ community. Adding insight are essays and interviews from Burroughs-philes including Blondie's Debbie Harry and Chris Stein, filmmaker David Cronenberg, writer Fran Lebowitz and playwright Tony Kushner. (Rebel Satori Press, $19.95)

“Don’t Call Me a Hurricane” is a new young adult...

“Don’t Call Me a Hurricane” is a new young adult novel by Adelphi professor Ellen Hagan. Credit: Bloomsbury YA

DON'T CALL ME A HURRICANE by Ellen Hagan. Adelphi University adjunct professor Hagan's third young adult novel is an affecting coming-of-age story about a high school senior and environmental activist who's determined to save an area of marshland that's in danger of being turned into buildable lots. Her principles are put to the test when she falls in love with a tourist who sees things differently than she does. (Bloomsbury YA, $17.99)

“Batter Up” is a new book by James R. Walters.

“Batter Up” is a new book by James R. Walters. Credit: New City Press

BATTER UP by James R. Walters. "Although baseball is not a religion, it can serve as a gateway to a divine encounter and even be a spiritual teacher," the author writes. And he should know. Walters, who works as director of the Catholic scholars program at St. John's University — and admits to being a die-hard Mets fan — weaves his passion for America's favorite pastime into his story as he shares inspiring life lessons about fatherhood, family, friendship and more. (New City Press, $16.95)

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