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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Determinedly Optimistic Staying With the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene By Donna J. Haraway
Reviewed by Kelly Alexander
Women’s Movements Without Feminism Soft Force: Women in Egypt’s Islamic Awakening By Ellen Anne McLarney; Resistance, Revolt, and Gender Justice in Egypt
By Mariz Tadros Reviewed by Marilyn Booth
The Woman Who Broke the Comedy Club Cellar Ceiling Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Loves, Losses, and Liberation of Joan Rivers By Leslie Bennetts
Reviewed by Kate Clinton
Not Quite Gone The Disappearing L: Erasure of Lesbian Spaces and Culture By Bonnie J. Morris
Reviewed by Jen Manion
The Persona That Became a Reality Indomitable: The Life of Barbara Grier By Joanne Passet
Reviewed by Susanna J. Sturgis
Coerced “Choice” China’s Hidden Children: Abandonment, Adoption, and the Human Costs of the One-Child Policy By Kay Ann Johnson
Reviewed by Lihua Wang
Good Reads Those Who Wait Outside the Door By Trish Crapo
Courage and Fierce Love The Complete Works of Pat Parker Edited by Julie R. Enszer
Reviewed by Kate Rushin
Failure to Launch Swing Time By Zadie Smith
Reviewed by Natania Rosenfeld
Poetry By Jennifer Markell
The Journey into the Unknown The Dark Flood Rises By Margaret Drabble
Reviewed By Valerie Miner
Does the Sex Offender Exist? Sex and Harm in the Age of Consent By Joseph J. Fischel
Reviewed by Sara Matthiesen
Masked Avengers Un/Masked: Memoirs of a Guerrilla Girl on Tour By Donna Kaz, aka Aphra Behn
Reviewed by Debra Cash
Building up and Knocking Down Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear … and Why By Sady Doyle
Reviewed by Erin Matson
The Glacial Pace of Change Equality on Trial: Gender Rights in the Modern American Workplace By Katherine Turk; Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women’s Lives at Work By Gillian Thomas
Reviewed by Karen Pastorello
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