Women's Review of Books - 2006 Issues


January/February 2006

   The Peabody Sisters
   Reviewed by Rebecca Steinitz

   The Solitude of Self: Thinking about Elizabeth Cady Stanton
   Reviewed by Farah Jasmine Griffin

   Watercolor Women, Opaque Men: a novel in verse
   Reviewed by AnaLouise Keating 

   By Robin Becker 

   By Suzanne Ruta 

   Fledgling and The Historian
   Reviewed by Susanna J. Sturgis

   The New Single Woman and Marriage, A History
   Reviewed by Andi Zeisler

   Eudora Welty: A Biography
   Reviewed by Trish Crapo

   An Atomic Romance
   Reviewed by Dorothy Allison

   By Alicia Ostriker & Maxine Kumin

    By Carol Seajay

    With Billie
    Reviewed by Farah Jasmine Griffin

   By Kate Clinton

March/April 2006

   Women Writing Africa: West Africa and the Sahel
   Reviewed by E. Frances White

   Reviewed by Marguerite Itamar Harrison

    The Painted Drum
    Reviewed by Trish Crapo

  • Germany's "Silenced Library"

    By Betina Brandt

   Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture
   Pornified:How Pornography is Transforming Our Lives, Our Relationships and Our Families
   Reviewed by Leora Tanenbaum

   By Rosalind Barnett and Caryl Rivers

    By Gish Jen

   Hattie McDaniel: Black Ambition, White Hollywood
   Reviewed by Samantha Barbas

  • The Power of Secrets

    Captain of the Sleepers
    Reviewed by Hilda Llorens

   Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women who Created Her
   Reviewed by Nan Cinnater

   On Beauty
   Reviewed by Susan Alice Fischer

   Sisters: The Lives of America's Suffragists
   Untidy Origins: A Story of Woman's Rights in Antebellum New York
   Reviewed by Vivian Gornick

May/June 2006

   Monologue of a Dog
   By Wislawa Szymborska
   Reviewed by Claire Keyes

  • Field Notes: Fiction

   By Trish Crapo

   Women and the U.S. Budget: Where the Money Goes and What You
   Can Do About It.
   By Jane Midgley
   Reviewed by Randy Albelda

    Getting Even: Why Women Don't Get Paid Like Men-and What to Do About It
    By Evelyn Murphy with E.J. Graff
    Reviewed by Alice Kessler-Harris

   By Susanna Sturgis

  • Of the People, By the People

    Storming Caesars Palace: How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty
    By Annalise Orleck
    Reviewed by Rebecca Johnson

   Out of Joint: A Private and Public Story of Arthritis
   By Mary Felstiner
   All In My Head: An Epic Quest to Cure an Unrelenting, Totally Unreasonable,and Only
   Slightly Enlightening HEADACHE
   By Paula Kamen
   My Body Polotic
   By Simi Linton
   Reviewed by Debra Spark

   A World Apart: Women, Prison, and Life Behind Bars
   By Cristina Rathbone
   All Alone in the World: Children of the Incarcerated
   By Neil Bernstein
   Reviewed by Jean Trounstine

    The Inheritance of Loss
    By Kiran Desai
    Reviewed by Mandira Sen

   Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism: A Woman's Crusade
   By Donald T. Critchlow
   Reviewed by Marie Shear

   Media Critic Jennifer L. Pozner talks with Evelyn Murphy and E.J. Graff

    By Cathy Camper

  • "For Johnny, My Sick Dog"/"Tuning Our Guitars"

July/August 2006

  • A Becky Sharpe Kind of Life

    The Story of Chicago May
    By Nuala O'Faolain
    Reviewed by Lauren Byrne

  • Cartoon

    The Ghostwriter
    By Joan Hilty

   Children of the New World: A Novel of the Algerian War
   By Assia Djebar
   Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits
   By Laila Lalami
   Reviewed by Nadia Boudidah Falfoul

   Poetry and Poetry
   By Michelle Boisseau

    Their Right to Speak: Women's Activism in the Indian and Slave Debates
    By Alisse Portnoy
    Reviewed by Jacqueline Bacon

    The Rebel's Daughter: Algerian Novelist Maissa Bey
    By Suzanne Ruta

  • New Dreams, New Faces

    Defending Our Dreams: Global Feminist Voicces for a New Generation
    Edited by Shamillah Wilson, Anasuya Sengupta, and Kristy Evans
    Reviewed by Michelle Humphrey  

    My Mother Was a Computer: Digital Subjects and Library Texts
    By N. Katherine Hayles
    Reviewed by Mara Mills

    Holding Yawulyu: White Culture and Black Women's Law
    By Zohl de Ishtar
    Reviewed by Batya Weinbaum

    Vindication: A Life of Mare Wollstonecraft
    By Lyndall Gordon
    Reviewed by Kimberly Palmer

  • The Male Obsession

    Hung: A meditation on the Measurement of Black Men in America
    By Scott Poulson-Bryant
    Reviewed by: Deborah Bolling

    The Woman in the Sharman's Body: Reclaiming the Feminine in Religion and Medicine
    By Barbara Tedlock
    Reviewed by Serinity Young 

    Willful Creatures: Stories
    By Aimee Bender
    Magic for Beginners
    By Kelly Link
    Nice Big American Baby
    By Judy Budnitz
    Reviewed by Rebecca Meacham

   Women's Studies for the Future:Foundations, Interrogations, Politics
   Edited by Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Agatha Beins
   Reviewed by Karin Aguilar-San Juan

September/October 2006

   Jeannette Rankin: A Political Woman
   By James J. Lopach and Jean A. Luckowski
   Reviewed by Renee Loth

   Sex Wars: A novel of the Turbulent Post Civil War Period
   By Marge Piercy
   The Night Watch
   By Sarah Waters
   Reviewed by Diana Postlethwaite

   Get A Life
   By Nadine Gordimer
   Reviewed by Florence Howe

   Saving the World
   By Julia Alvarez
   Reviewed by Marie-Elise Wheatwind

   By Clarissa Atkinson

   The Penelopiad and The Tent
   By Margaret Atwood
   Reviewed by Valerie Miner

  • Hopeless Ditz or Systematic Saboteur?
  • Interview

    The Carrier of the Story: A conversation with Julia Alvarez
    By Marie-Elise Wheatwind

   The Greening Season
   By Anita Diamant

   Eight Women Philosophers:Theory, Politics, and Feminism
   By Jane Duran
   Reviewed by Erica Da Costa

  • Photography: A Lesbian in Woman's Clothes

    By Jean Segaloff
    Commentary by Rebecca Folkman

    By Marianne Boruch

   From Betty Crocker to Feminist Food Studies: Critical Perspectives on Women and Food
   Edited by Arlene Voski Avakian and Barbara Haber
   Reviewed by Rayna Green

   Living for the Revolution: Black Feminist Organizations, 1968-1980
   By Kimberly Springer
   Reviewed by Tricia Rose

   A Poet's Prose: Selected Writings of Louise Bogan
   Edited by Mary Kinzie
   Reviewed by Carol Bere

   Collected Poems
   By Jane Kenyon
   Reviewed by Joyce Peseroff

  • The Most Beautiful Navel in Paris

    Lee Miller: A Life
    By Carolyn Burke
    Reviewed by Annalisa Zox-Weaver

November/December 2006


    The Other Side of Israel: My Journey Across the Jewish/Arab Divide
    By Susan Nathan
    Reviewed by Sherna Berger Gluck

  • Cartoon

    My Isadora
    By Sabrina Jones

   When Sex Goes to School: Warring Views on Sex Since the Sixties
   By Kristen Luker
   Reviewed by Janice Irvine

    In Memoriam Patricia Geodicke and Jean Pedrick
    By Robin Becker 

    The Shelves of Good Intentions
    By Urvashi Vaid

    Pregnancy and Power: A Short History of Reproductive Politics in America 
    By Rickie Solinger
    Reviewed by Kim E. Nielson

    Bellini in Istanbul
    By Lillias Bever
    Five Terraces
    By Ann Fisher-Wirth
    Reviewed by Claire Keyes

    James Tiptree Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon
    By Julie Phillips
    Reviewed by Susanna J. Sturgis

    Mara and Dann: An Adventure
    The Story of General Dann and Mara's Daughter, Griot the Snow Dog
    By Doris Lessing
    Reviewed by Ann Snitow

   That Inferno: Conversations of Five Women Survivors of an Argentine Torture Came
   By Munu Actis,Cristina Aldini,Liliana Gardella, Miriam Lewin, and Elisa Tokar
   Truth, Torture, and the American Way
   By Jennifer Harbury 
  Reviewed by Pamela Crossland

   Citizen:Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy
   By Louise W. Knight
   Reviewed by Rima Lunin Schultz

   Hot and Bothered: Women, Medicine and Menopause in Modern America
   By Judith A. Houck
   Reviewed by Janice Irvine

   The Purchase of Intimacy
   By Viviana A. Zelizer
   Reviewed by Pamela Crossland 

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