Cruising: An Intimate History of a Radical Pastime

"What makes this book so appealing is the way Espinoza combines his own experiences of cruising with a cogent analysis of the role of cruising... and he writes beautifully. Recommended for LGBT and contemporary culture collections."

Library Journal

"Memoir is the powerful heart of Espinoza’s book, the places where he makes us feel the power of cruising as what he calls a 'cultural identifier' of gay experience, the act that marks us as constitutionally different from straight people."

John Birdsall, Los Angeles Times

The Five Acts of Diego León

“Excellent….[The Five Acts of Diego León] has many of the elements of the classic Hollywood novel, but works on a much larger canvas.”
Los Angeles Review of Books

"Alex Espinoza's vivid storytelling leads us through a hall of mirrors that's as fragmented and multifaceted as identity itself."
Los Angeles Magazine

Still Water Saints

"Still Water Saints is a cycle of tales as perfect as the beads of a rosary. One alone is a little miracle; the whole together is capable of renewing one's faith in new fiction."
Sandra Cisneros

"Elegantly crafted...If magic is in short supply here among the new housing developments and the strip malls, faith in every incarnation is thriving"
The Washington Post