Three Books You’ll Love

Finally, HIV-positive characters are showing up in fiction and memoirs

BY Diane Anderson-Minshall

May 23 2013 4:34 AM ET

Visiting Hours
by Jennifer Anne Moses (FomitePress.com, $15): This compelling collection of stories shows a Louisiana AIDS hospice where African-American caregivers interact with mostly marginalized people with HIV and AIDS, for whom they develop unwavering, unconditional love.

My Life After Now
by Jessica Verdi (Sourcebooks.com, $9.99):
Lucy is a teen who tries to escape her troubles with a reckless night of fun—that ends with her contracting HIV. The reactions of her peers, family, and her HIV support group, and her own emotions offer a realistic look at what it means to be a teen with HIV today.

How To Greet Strangers by Joyce Thompson (LethePressBooks.com, $15):
Archer Barron is black, spiritual, and attractive. What’s more, he’s HIV-positive. In this detective yarn, Archer becomes a murder suspect and must find out who really committed the crime. 

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