Women's Review of Books - 2007 Issues

 

January/February 2007

   Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
   By Alison Bechdel
   Reviewed by Anne Elizabeth Moore

   Death's Door: Modern Dying and the Ways We Grieve
   By Sandra Gilbert
   Reviewed by Rebecca Steinitz

  • The Workaday World

    Freedom is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace
    By Nancy MacLean
    Reviewed by Liza Featherstone

  • Who's Minding the Kids?

    Forgotten Families: Ending the Growing Crisis Confronting Children
    Working Parents in the Global Economy
    By Jody Heymann

    Unsung Heroines: Single Mothers and the American Dream
    By Ruth Sidel
    Single Mother: The Emergence of the Domestic Intellectual
    By Jane Juffer
    Reviewed by Martha Nichols 

  • Mysteries! The Solid Earth!

    Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life
    By Arlene Blum
    On The Ice: An Intimate Portrait of Life at McMurdo Station, Antarctica
    By Gretchen Legler
    Reviewed by Judith Niemi

  • If It Weren't For Her Hair

    Secret Daughter: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her
Away

    By June Cross
    Reviewed by Florence Ladd

  • Photography

    Marian Roth: The Photography of Chance
    By Melanie Braverman

  • Good Reads

    What It Is To Be Human    
    By Trish Crapo

  • Mobius Stripping

   Stripped: Inside the Lives of Exotic Dancers
   By Bernadette Barton 
   Reviewed by Leila J. Rupp

  • Deconstructing the Chicken

   Building Houses out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, and Power
   By Psyche A. Williams-Forson
   Reviewed by Francesca Gamber

  • The Suck, Slop, and Bliss

    What If Your Mother
    By Judith Arcana
    Daughter Of
    By Kathleen Aguero
    Reviewed by Enid Shomer

  • The Language Without a Name

    Ministry of Pain
    By Dubravka Ugresic
    Reviewed by Meredith Tax

  • Curing Gender Amnesia

    Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America's
    Independence
    By Carol Berkin
    Martha Washington: An American Life
    By Patricia Brady
    Reviewed by Martha Saxton

  • Yeah Baby

    Murder in Byzantium: A Novel
    By Julia Kristeva
    Reviewed by Molly Hite

  • The Post-Communist World

    The Third Shore: Women's Fiction From East Central Europe
    Edited by Agata Schwartz and Luise Von Flotow
    Reviewed by Daniela Hurezanu

  • Landscapes and Interiors

    A Map of Glass
    By Donna Morrissey
    Reviewed by Anne Marie Todkill

    Jean Baker Miller, 1927-2006
    Growth Is The Great Gift
    By Abigail J. Stewart

  • On My Bookshelf

    The Food Wars
    By Jan Zita Grover

 

March/April 2007

   Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy
   By Samantha King
   Reviewed By Ellen Leopold

   The Trouble Between Us: An Uneasy History of White and Black Women 
   in the Feminist Movement 
   By Winifred Breines
   Reviewed by Ellen Willis

   By Jaclyn Friedman

   Friendly Fire
   By Giuliana Sgrena
   Translated by Lesley Freeman Riva
   "The Jill Carroll Story"
    By Jill Carroll
    With contextual Narrative by Peter Grier
    Reviewed by Kerryn Higgs

   Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause
   By The Boston Women's Health Book Collective
   I Feel Bad About My Neck, and Other Thoughts about Being a Woman
   By Nora Ephron
   Reviewed By Emily Toth

 

May/June 2007

   Straight to Jesus: Sexual and Christian Conversions in the Ex-Gay Movement
   By Tanya Erzen
   Reviewed by Esther Kaplan

   By Susan F. Feiner and Drucilla K. Barker

   The Heart to Artemis: A Writer's Memoir
   By Bryher
   The Player's Boy
   By Bryher
   Women Together/Women Apart: Portraits of Lesbian Paris
   By Tirza True Latimer
   Reviewed By Martha Vicinus

 

July/August 2007

    Pushed: The Painful Truth About Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care
    By Jennifer Block
    Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put 
    Women and Children First
    By Marsden Wagner
    Birth: The Suprising History of How We Are Born
    By Tina Cassidy
    Reviewed by Sarah Blustain

   Women Filmmakers in Early Hollywood
   By Karen Ward Mahar
   Reviewed by Samantha Barbas

   Emerging From Silence
   By Carol Hurd Green

  • The Feminist Minima

    Split Decisions: How and Why to Take a Break from Feminism
    By Janet Halley
    Reviewed by Lisa Jervis

  • The Cartography of Age

    Age Matters:Realigning Feminist Thinking
    Edited by Toni. M Calasanti and Kathleen F. Slevin
    Lesbian Communities: Festivals, RVs, and the Internet
    Edited by Esther Rothblum and Penny Sablove
    Whistling Women: A Study of the Lives of Older Lesbians
    By Cheryl Claassen
    Reviewed by Leni Marshall

  • Sibling Rivalry

    By Louise W. Knight 

  • Total Optimism Regained

    Decca:The Letters of Jessica Mitford
    Edited by Peter Y. Sussman
    Reviewed by Clarissa Atkinson

  • And Then She Wrote Comic

    By Leanne Franson

  • The Poem as Postcard

    By Robin Becker

  • Rending the Garmet and Smoking Raleighs

    By Willa Schneberg

  • Fresh Clean--and Hidden

    Capitalizing on the Curse: The Business of Menstruation
    By Elizabeth Arveda Kissling
    Reviewed by Phoebe Connelly 

  • "Neither Whores nor Submissive"

     Muslim Girls and the Other France: Race Identity Politics, and Social
     Exclusion
    By Trica Danielle Keaton
    Breaking the Silence: French Women's Voices from the Ghetto
    By Fadela Amara with Sylvia Zappi
    Reviewed by Eunice Lipton

  • The Most Powerful Woman in Business

    Tough Choices
    By Carly Fiorina
    Reviewed by Sumre Erkut

  • Taking the Risk

    The View From Castle Rock:Stories
    By Alice Munro
    The Light of Evening
    By Edna O'Brien
    Reviewed by Rebecca Meacham

  • Dancing with the Patriarchs

    History Matters: Patriarchy and the Challenge of Feminism
    By Judith M. Bennett
    Reviewed by Rebecca Meacham 

  • Changing Sex, Changing Mind

    Trasparent: Love,Family,and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers
    By Cris Beam
    What Becomes You
    By Aaron Raz Link and Hilda Raz
    The Testosterone Files: My Hormonal and Social Transformation from     Female to Male
    By Max Wolf Valerio 

  • On My Bookshelf

    Literary Wanderings
    By Pauline M. Loewenhardt

 

September/October 2007

   Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption
   Edited by Jane Jeong Trenka, Julie Chinyere Oparah and Sun Yung Shin
   Beyond Good Intentions: A Mother Reflects on Raising Internationally    Adopted Children
   By Cheri Register
   Reviewed by Martha Nichols

  • Reinterpreting the Ancients

    Portrait of a Priestess: Women and Ritual in Ancient Greece
    By Joan Breton Connelly
    Reviewed by Joy Connolly

  • The Bush Countdown

    George W. Bush and the War on Women: Turning Back the Clock on     Progress
    By Barbara Finlay
    Reviewed by Renee Loth

  • Equity and Difference

    The Constitutionas Social Design:Gender and Civic Membership in the American Constitutional Order
    Reviewed by Sandra F. VanBurkleo

   The Grandmothers of the Plaza De Mayo
   By Rita Arditti

  • Settling for a Fever

   Baghdad Burning: Girl Blog from Iraq and Baghdad Burning II: More Girl
   Blog From Iraq
   By Riverbend
   Reviewed by Pamela Annas

  • Heir to the Throne

   Intimate Politics: How I grew up Red, Fought for Free Speech, and Became
   a Feminist Rebel
   By Bettina F. Aptheker
   Reviewed by Margaret Randall

  • Selective Vision

    Leni Riefenstahl: A Life
    By Jurgen Trimborn, Translated by Edna McCann
    Reviewed by Barbara Kosta

    The Recent Work of Carrie Mae Weems
    By Cheryl Kaplan

  • The Isle of Echo Park and My Mothers

    By Eloise Klein Healy

  • Downwinders

    By Trish Crapo

    Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women
    Edited by Saleemah Adbul-Ghafur
    Muslim Women in America: The Challenge of Islamic Identity Today
    By Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, Jane I. Smith, and Kathleen M. Moore
    Vocies of Resistance: Muslim Women on War,Faith, and Sexuality
    Edited by Sarah Husain
    Reviewed by Gayatri Devi

  • "Harder Days Are Coming"

     Darkness Spoken: The Collected Poems
     By Ingeborg Bachmann, translated and introduced by Peter Filkins
     Reviewed by Sara Lennox

  • The Other Woman

    Lover of Unreason: Assia Wevill,Sylvia Plath's Rival and Ted Hughes's     Doomed Love
    By Yehuda Koren and Eliat Negev
    Reviewed by Carol Bere

  • The Fires at Home

    While They're at War:The True Story of American Families on the     Homefront
    By Kristin Henderson
    Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives
    By Tanya Biank
    Reviewed by Sandi E. Cooper

 

 November/December 2007

  • WACK!: Art and the Feminist Revolution

    Organized by Cornelia Butler
    Edited by Lisa Gabrielle Mark
    Reviewed by Elissa Auther

  • Rudimentary
    The Maytrees by Annie Dillard
    Reviewed by Kate Clinton

  • Veiled Bestsellers

    Soft Weapons: Autobiography in Transit by Gillian Whitlock
    Let Me Tell You Where I Have Been: New Writing By Women of the Iranian Diaspora
    Edited by Persis Karim
    Reviewed by Jasmin Darznik

  • Not Saying, But Doing

    Chance and Circumstance: Twenty Years with Cage and Cunningham by Carolyn Brown
    Reviewed by Debra Cash

  • The Politics of the Table

    Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver
    With Steven L. Hopp and Camille Kingsolver
    Reviewed by Jan Zita Grover

  • Love and Marriage

    Between Women: Friendship, Desire, and Marriage in Victorian England by Sharon Marcus
    Reviewed by Rebecca Steinitz

  • Reluctant Revolutionaries

    Single by Chance, Mothers by Choice: How Women are Choosing Parenthood without Marriage and Creating the New American Family by Rosanna Hertz
    Naked on the Page: The Misadventures of my Unmarried Midlife by Jane Ganahl
    Single Mom Seeking: Playdates, Blind Dates, and Other Dispatches from the Dating World by Rachel Sarah
    Reviewed by E. Kay Trimberger

  • Memoirs in Words and Pictures

    Essay by Karen Karin Rosenberg

  • That Ring, That Veil, and the Burning of the Books

    Poetry by Irene Willis

  • The Islands Project: Poems for Sappho

    Fieldnotes by Robin Becker

  • Cartoon

    By Jamaica Dyer

  • Monstrous Beings In Need of a Hairwash

    The Blue of Her Body by Sarah Greenslit
    Incubation: A Space for Monsters by Bhanu Kapil
    The Revisionist by Miranda Melis
    Reviewed by Mary Cappello

  • Found In Translation
    Four From Japan: Contemporary Poetry and Essays by Women
    Introduction and Translations by Sawako Nakayasu
    Inside and Other Short Fiction: Japanese Women by Japanese Women
    Compiled by Cathy Layne Reviewed by Daniela Hurezanu

     

  • Art and Resistance

    Michelangelo in Ravensbruck: One Women's War Against the Nazis by Countess Karolina Lanckororiska
    Reviewed By Rochelle G. Saidel

  • No Media, No Progress

    Women and Media: A Critical Introduction by Carolyn M. Byerly and Karen Ross
    Reviewed By Ariel Dougherty

  • The Truths Within

    Secrets of Women: Gender, Generations, and the Origin of Human Dissection by Katharine Park
    Reviewed By Tara Nummedal

  • Disoriginated

    Recyclopedia Trimmings, S*PeRMK*T, and Muse & Drudge by Harryette Mullen
    Innovative Women Poets: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry and Interviews
    Edited by Elisabeth A. Frost and Cynthia Hogue
    The Incognito Body: Poems by Cynthia Hogue
    Reviewed By Rebecca Meacham

  • Interview: Feeling Like a 2,000-Year-Old Lesbian

    Amy Hoffman

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