Women's Review of Books - 2010 Issues

January/February 2010

  • Dramatis Personae
  • A Strange Eventful History: The Dramatic Lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and Their Remarkable Families 
    By Michael Holroyd
    Reviewed by Penny Farfan
  • The Historical Truth
    Sojourner Truth's America 
    By Margaret Washington
    Reviewed by Jean M. Humez
  • "I Am Not the Wonderful Person I Was"
    The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq 
    By Helen Benedict
    Powder: Writing by Women in the Ranks, from Vietnam to Iraq
    Edited by Lisa Bowden and Shannon Cainq
    Reviewed by: Jennifer G. Mathers
  • The Ghosts of War
    Haunting the Korean Dispora: Shame, Secrecy, and the Forgotten War 
    By: Grace M. Cho
    Reviewed by Katharine H.S. Moon
  • The Captivity Narrative Redux
    The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman
    By Margot Mifflin
    Reviewed by Siobhan Senier
  • The Limits of Reform
    Addressing Rape Reform in Law and Practice
    By Susan Caringella
    Reviewed by Marianne Wesson
  • Poetry
    By Paola Corso
  • Photography
    City of Children
    by Monika Merva
    Commentary By Diana Edkins
  • Feisty Women
    But a Passage in Wilderness
    By Margo Berdeshevsky
    Crazy Love
    By Pamela Uschuk
    Nobody's Mother
    By Leslea Newman
    Reviewed by Marilyn Krysl
  • Between the House and the Chicken Yard
  • Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor
    By Brad Gooch
    Reviewed by Kathryn McKee
  • Good Reads
    All Day Reading
    By Trish Crapo
  • Let the Sun Shine
    Daughters of Aquarius: Women of the Sixties Counterculture
    By Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo
    Reviewed Lori Rotskoff
  • Burning the Complacent Veldt
    On Joanna Russ
    Edited by Farah Mendlesohn
    Reviewed by Susanna J. Sturgis
  • Cosmo vs. Ms
    Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown
  • By Jennifer Scanlon
    Reviewed by Emily Toth
  • The Child is the Mother to the Homo Sapiens
    Mothers and Others: The Evolution Origins of Mutual Understanding
    By Sarah Blafer Hrdy
    Reviewed by Adrienne Zihlman
  • Identify Identity's History
    Identity Before Identity Polititcs
    By Linda Nicholson
    Reviewed by Alyson M. Cole

March/April 2010

  • "Tell Our Own Stories"
    The Thing Around Your Neck
    By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • I Do Not Come to You By Chance
    By Adaobi Tricia Nqaubani
    An Elegy for Easterly
    By Petina Gappah
    Women Writing Zimbabwe
    By Irene Staunton
    Reviewed by Heather Hewett
  • In Perpetual Revolt
    Love, Anger, Madness: A Haitian Trilogy 
    By Marie Vieux-Chauvet
    Reviewed by Patti M. Marxsen
  • Adam and Steve and Leslie and Eve
    When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage 
    By M. V. Lee Badgett
    Reviewed by Emily Douglas
  • Back in Print After 500 Years
    Incantations: Songs, Spells, and Images by Mayan Women 
    By Ambar Past
    Reviewed by Martha Gies
  • Living Large
    The Tall Book: A Celebration of Life from on High
    By Arianne Cohen
    Reviewed by Renee Loth
  • The Storyteller and the Listener
    The Shame of Survival: Working Through a Nazi Childhood
    By Ursula Mahlendorf
    Reviewed by Marcie Hershman
  • The Help
    The Irish Bridget: Irish Immigrant Women in Domestic Service in America, 1840-1930
    By Margaret Lynch-Brennan
    Reviewed by Lauren Byrne
  • It's the End of the World As We Know It
    The Year of the Flood
    By Margaret Atwood
    Reviewed by Katherine V. Snyder
  • Call it Work, Call it God
    The Winter Sun: Notes on a Vocation
    By Fanny Howe
    Reviewed by Kelly Davio
  • Poetry
    By Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor
  • Cartoon
    by Roberta Gregory
  • Field Notes
    A Poetic Reckoning
    By Robin Becker
  • Cinderella's Stepmother Speaks Out
    Stepmonsters: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do
    By Wednesday Martin
    Reviewed by Audrey Elisa Kerr
  • The People and the Land
  • National Monuments
    By Heidi E. Erdrich
    Reviewed by Cheryl Savageau
  • She Who Makes Her Meaning Clear
    I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde
    Edited by Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnetta Betsch Cole, and Beverly Guy Sheftall
    Reviewed by Jewelle Gomex
  • The "Ocular Ethic"
    Missing Bodies: The Politics of Visibility
    By Monica Casper and Lisa Jean Moore
    Reviewed by Beth Schwartzapfel
  • The Evolution of a Movement
    The Politics of Sexual Abuse: Emotion, Social Movements, and the State
  • By Nancy Whittier
    Reviewed by Arlene Stein

May/June 2010

  • The Meaning of Marilyn
    The Genius & the Goddess: Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe
    By Jeffrey Meyers
  • Marilyn Revealed: The Ambitious Life of an American Idol
    By Ted Schwartz
    The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
    By J. Randy Taraborrelli
    Reviewed by Lois Banner
  • Incest and Epidemiology
    Unspeakable: Father-Daughter Incest in American History 
    By Lynn Sacco
    Reviewed by Mary Hamer
  • Stand Tall!
    Justice Older Than the Law: The Life of Dovey Johnson Roundtree 
    By Katie McCabe and Dovey Johnson Roundtree
    Moisture of the Earth: Mary Robinson, Civil Rights and Textile Union Activist 
    By Katie McCabe
    Boycotts, Buses, and Passes: Black Women's Resistance in the US South and South Africa 
    By Pamela E. Brooks
    Reviewed by Eileen Boris
  • Biology ≠ Destiny
    Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow Into Troublesome Gaps - And What We Can Do About It 
    By Lise Eliot
    Reviewed by Rosalind C. Barnett and Caryl Rivers
  • Sexual Behavior in the Human Sex Researcher
    Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love
    By Thomas Maier
    Reviewed by Janice Irvine
  • The Photographer of Democracy
    Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits

    By Linda Gordon
    Reviewed by Dalia Habib Linssen
  • Good Reads
    Hearing Voices
    By Trish Crapo
  • Photography (PDF) 
    Foreign Objects
    Photographs by Shadi Ghadirian
    Commentary by Ellen Feldman
  • Poetry
    By Julie R. Enszer
  • Looking for Lesbians in the City
    Metropolitan Lovers: The Homosexuality of Cities
    By Julie Abraham
    Reviewed by Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Rowena Kennedy-Epstein
  • Interview
    The City and the Homosexiaul
    by Robin Becker
  • Transformational Feminism
    Living with History/Making Social Change
    By Gerda Lerner
    Reviewed by Joanne M. Braxton
  • The Personal and the Political
    The Lacuna
    By Barbara Kingsolver
    Reviewed by Margaret Randall
  • Expectations about Expecting
  • Make Room for Daddy: The Journey from Waiting Room to Birthing Room
    By Judith Walzer Leavitt 
    Deliver Me from Pain: Anesthesia and Birth in America
    By Jacqueline H. Wolf 
    Reviewed by Randi Epstein
  • Obituary
    Mary Daly, Revolting Hag
    By Susanna J. Sturgis

July/August 2010

  • Tilted on her Pedestal
    Tillie Olsen: One Woman, Many Riddles
    By Panthea Reid
    Reviewed by Carol Hurd Green
  • The Race and Gender Factory
    What Comes Naturally: Miscegenation Law and the Making of Race in America
    By Peggy Pascoe
    Reviewed by Sandra F. VanBurkleo
  • The Young Woman
    The Novel
    By Nawal El Saadawi
    translated by Omnia Amin and Rick London
    Reviewed by Marilyn Booth
  • The Cosmopolitan Bushwoman
    Her Brilliant Career: The Life of Stella Miles Franklin
    By Jill Roe
    Reviewed by Kerryn Higgs
  • The Marching Days
    The Red Squad
    By E.M. Broner
    Risk
    By Elana Dykewomon
    The Labrys Reunion
    By Terry Wolverton
    The Love Children
    By Marilyn French
    Reviewed by Andrea Freud Loewenstein
  • Both Central and Marginal
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life
    By Lori D. Ginzberg
    Reviewed by Allison L. Sneider
  • Cartoon
    By Marguerite Dabaie
  • Poetry
    By Jehanne Dubrow
  • The Poet in Wartime
    Names
    By Marilyn Hacker
    Nettles
    By Venus Khoury-Ghata
    Reviewed by Marilyn Krysl
  • Age-struck and Seeing Strong
    The Book of Seventy
    By Alicia Suskin Ostriker
    A Village Life
    By Louise Glück
    Reviewed by Donna Krolik Hollenberg
  • Putting the Reader to Work
    The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis
    By Lydia Davis
    Reviewed by Jessica Jernigan
  • Mostly Grieving, Occasionally Pleasing
    And The World Changed: Contemporary Stories
    by Pakistani Women
    Edited by Muneeza Shamsie
    Reviewed by Gayatri Devi
  • The Other of Others
    Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector
    By Benjamin Moser
    Reviewed by Marguerite Itamar Harrison
  • The Constraints of Gender
    Secret Son
    By Laila Lalami
    The Pistachio Seller
    By Reem Bassiouney
    translated by Osman Nusairi
    Reviewed by Valerie Miner
  • Who's Wearing the Pants
    When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American
    Women from 1960 to the Present

    By Gail Collins
    Reviewed by Emily Toth
  • Making Sense of an Iranian Past
    The Age of Orphans
    By Laleh Khadivi
    Bone Worship
    By Elizabeth Eslami
    Reviewed by Persis Karim

September/October 2010

  • The Grand Rectification
    The Second Sex
    By Simone de Beauvoir
    Reviewed by Meryl Altman
  • Feminist Mothers and Daughters
    The Feminist Promise: 1792 to the Present
    By Christine Stansell
    Reviewed by Alice Echols
  • Self-Awareness, Blindspot, or Just LOL
    The Professor and Other Writings
    By Terry Castle
    Reviewed Lisa L. Moore
  • History with a Capital H
    Before Auschwitz: Irène Némirovsky and the Cultural Landscape of Inter-War France
    By Angela Kershaw
    The Life of Irène Némirovsky, Author of Suite Française, 1903-1942
    By Olivier Philipponnat and Patrick Lienhardt
    Reviewed by Susan Rubin Suleiman
  • Say, Have You Seen Lydia?
    The Tattooed Lady: A History
    By Amelia Klem Osterud
    Reviewed by Carol Anshaw
  • Legal in Name Alone
    Dispatches from the Abortion Wars: The Costs of Fanaticism to Doctors,
    Patients, and the Rest of Us

    By Carol Joffe
    Reviewed by Kathryn Joyce
  • Healthy at Any Size
    The Fat Studies Reader
    Edited by Esther Rothblum and Sondra Solovay
    Reviewed by Abigail Saguy
  • Simone-Izing
    Princess Noire: The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone
    By Nadine Codohas
    Reviewed by Salamishah Tillet
  • Photography
    Time Recovered
    Photos by Ellen Feldman
    Commentary by Marilyn Richardson
  • Good Reads
    Hoping for Change
    By Trish Crapo
  • Poetry
    By Betty Buchsbaum
  • New Irish Poetry
    Selected Poems
    By Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
    The Sun-Fish
    By Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
    Painting Rain
    By Paula Meehan
    Reviewed by Carol Bere
  • The Poet's Daughter
    No Love Without Poetry: The Memoirs of Marina Tsvetaeva's Daughter
    By Ariadna Tsvetaeva
    Reviewed by Kelly Cherry
  • The Corrupt World
    The Passport
    By Herta Müller
    Reviewed by Jeanette Clausen
  • Come to Me
    The Fowl and the Pussycat: The Love Letters of Michael Field, 1876-1909
    Edited By Sharon Bickle
    Reviewed by Jill Ehnenn
  • "We Know Blows and Hard Words"
    The Fullness of Everything
    By Patricia Powell
    Reviewed by Erika Waters
  • Poets Laureate
    Where I Live: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010
    By Maxine Kumin;
    The Best of It: New and Selected Poems
    By Kay Ryan
    Reviewed by Wendy Vardaman
  • Every Answer Raises Another Question
    The Long Song
    By Andrea Levy
    Reviewed by Susan Alice Fischer


November/December 2010

  • Living Out Loud
    Molly Ivins: A Rebel Life
    By Bill Minutaglio and W. Michael Smith
    Reviewed by Laura Flanders
  • Branding Jane
    Jane's Fame: How Jane Austen Conquered the World
    By Claire Harman
    Reviewed by Audrey Bilger
  • Reading, Writing, and Rehabilitation
    By Heart: Poetry, Prison, and Two Lives
    By Judith Tannenbaum and Spoon Jackson
    Reading is My Window: Books and the Art of Reading in Women's Prisons
    By Megan Sweeney
    Reviewed Bell Gale Chevigny
  • Women and the War
    Nimo's War, Emma's War: Making Feminist Sense of the Iraq War
    By Cynthia Enlow
    Reviewed by Lynne Hanley
  • Abigail Adams, Capitalist
    Abigail Adams
    By Woody Holton
    Reviewed by Martha Saxton
  • The Power of Activism
    DES Daughters: Embodies Knowledge and the Transformation of Women's Health Politics
    By Susan E. Bell
    Reviewed by Wendy Kline
  • Field Notes
    Birds of a Feather: The Themed AnthologyBy Robin Becker
  • Poetry
    By Irene Willis
  • Cartoon
    By Paige Braddock
  • Outside the Statistics
    Flexible Bones
    By Maria Melendez
    Flameco Hips and Mud Red Feet
    By Dixie Salazar
    Reviewed by Marie-Elise Wheatwind
  • Beauty Culture and Racial Uplift
    Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry
    By Tiffany M. Gill
    Reviewed by Francesca Gamber
  • Memory, Identity, Secrets, and Lies
    Day After Night
    By Anita Diamant
    Reviewed by Rochelle G. Ruthchild
  • That Saved a Kvetch Lie Me
    Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness
    By Ariel Gore
    Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America
    By Barbara Ehrenreich
    Reviewed by Emily Toth
  • They Know We Know They Know
    A Mountain of Crumbs
    By Elena Gorokhova
    Street without a Name: Childhood and Other Misadventures in Bulgaria
    By Kapka Kassabova
    Reviewed by Marta Bladek
  • One at a Time
    Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing
    By Lydia Peelle
    Triple Time
    By Anne Sanow
    Reviewed by Mako Yoshikawa
  • Gilmania
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman: A Biography
    By Cynthia J. Davis
    The Feminism of Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Sexualities, Histories, Progressivism
    By Judith A. Allen
    Reviewed by Louise W. Knight


massculturallogo.gif
The Women's Review of Books receives program support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

 

Subscribe to the Women’s Review of Books.

Women's Review of Books

Untitled Document

Women=Books Blog

 
WRB Jan 2017 genders
WRB Nov2016_Jan2017
Sara Ahmed Womens Review of Books Duke University Press