Women's Review of Books 

Since 1983 the Women's Review of Books has provided a forum for serious, informed discussion of new writing by and about women. Women’s Review of Books provides a unique perspective on today’s literary landscape and features essays and in-depth reviews of new books by and about women. Women's Review of Books is published by the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College, in collaboration with Old City Publishing in Philadelphia, PA.

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July/August 2016

    From Scandal to Recovery
    Lady Byron and Her Daughters By Julia Markus
    Reviewed by Pamela S. Bromberg

    Dressing for the Culture Wars: Style and the Politics of Self-Presentation in the 1960s and 1970s By Betty Luther Hillman
    Reviewed by Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell

    Feminism and Terrorism
    Death in the Shape of a Young Girl: Women's Political Violence in the Red Army Faction By Patricia Melzer;
    After the Red Army Faction: Gender, Culture, and Militancy By Charity Scribner
    Reviewed by Elizabeth Heineman

    An Avant-Garde Life
    Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller By Chloé Griffin
    Reviewed by An Paenhuysen

    The Cult of Forbidden Thoughts
    The Big Green Tent By Ludmila Ulitskaya, translated by Polly Gannon Reviewed
    by Beth Holmgren

    Racism, Sexism, and Nursing
    Nursing Civil Rights: Gender and Race in the Army Nurse Corps By Charissa J. Threat
    Reviewed by Jane E. Schultz

    The Speech of the Dispossessed
    Women in Dark Times By Jacqueline Rose
    Reviewed by Rebecca Steinitz

    Good Reads Unraveling By Trish Crapo

    Poetry By Angela Consolo Mankiewicz

    Cartoon By A.K. Summers

    Women in Print
    The Feminist Bookstore Movement: Lesbian Antiracism and Feminist Accountability By Kristen Hogan
    Reviewed by Susanna J. Sturgis

    A Rediscovered Poet for our Time
    Anything that Burns You: A Portrait of Lola Ridge, Radical Poet By Terese Svoboda
    Reviewed by Margaret Randall

    Constructing Identity up Against a Wall
    Bitter Almonds By Lilas Taha;
    The Blue Between Sky and Water By Susan Abulhawa;
    A Curious Land By Susan Darraj;
    Ali and His Russian Mother By Alexandra Chreiteh, translated by Michelle Hartman
    Reviewed by M. Lynx Qualey

    Conocimiento Lunar / Lunar Knowledge
    Light in the Dark / Luz en lo oscuro: Rewriting Identity, Spirituality, Reality By Gloria Anzald, edited by AnaLouise Keating
    Reviewed by Romana Radlwimmer

    Just the Facts
    Galileo's Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science By Alice Dreger
    Reviewed by E.J. Graff

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