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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January/February 2019

Jennifer Baumgardner, Women's Review of Books editor in chief, gives a preview of what's in the current issue:



Detroit by the Numbers The World According to Fannie Davis By Bridgett M. Davis
Reviewed by Shirley Nwangwa

Unity of the Whole Why Religion? By Elaine Pagels
Reviewed by Sushumna Kannan

Never Surrender, Dorothy! The Entire Oeuvre of Dorothy, A Publishing Project
Reviewed By Stacey Lathrop

A Whole World of Mythology Swallowing Mercury By Wioletta Greg; Flights By Olga Tokarczuk
Reviewed by Beth Holmgren

Heart to Heart Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth By Sarah Smarsh
Reviewed by Carole DeSanti

Photography Documenting Activism Images by Ellen Shub and Commentary by Ellen Feldman

Production VS. Reproduction This Woman’s Work By Julie Delporte; Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos By Lucy Knisley
Reviewed by Tahneer Oksman

White Tears White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism By Robin DiAngelo
Reviewed by Haley Riemer

A Fish Still Alive Everything Under By Daisy Johnson
Reviewed by Noelle McManus

Tough Love To Live Here, You Have to Fight: How Women Led Appalachian Movements for Social Justice By Jessica Wilkerson
Review by Barbara Bamberger Scott

The Witness Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive By Stephanie Land
Reviewed by Carol Blair

Magic in the Wind She Would Be King By Wayétu Moore
Reviewed by Amy Watkin

Animal Shelter The Summer of Dead Birds By Ali Liebegott
Reviewed by Laurie Stone

To Serve a Genius Puro Amor By Sandra Cisneros
Reviewed by Noelle McManus

Poetry by Vicki Reitenauer

Listen Up Requiem for a Movement
An essay by Lise Weil

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