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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November/December 2019



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I’M 100% That Witch The Witches Are Coming By Lindy West; Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity, Patriarchy and the Fear of Female Power By Sady Doyle
Reviewed by Jessica Baumgardner

Back to Gilead The Testaments By Margaret Atwood
Reviewed by Jessica Jernigan

Doubleness Frankissstein: A Love Story By Jeanette Winterson
Reviewed by Morgan M Page

The Stars, O Poet Cantoras By Carolina De Robertis
Reviewed by Noelle McManus

Interview Take this Crown and… Interview with Alix Kates Shulman By Jennifer Baumgardner, with Alice Stewart and Kayla Bert

You Rise Red at the Bone By Jacqueline Woodson
Reviewed by LaToya Council

Rebel Publishing The Riot Grrrl Collection Edited by Lisa Darms; Original Plumbing: The Best of Ten Years of Trans Male Culture Edited by Amos Mac and Rocco Kayiatos
Reviewed by Jolie Braun

Poetry By Rae Armantrout Commentary By Katha Pollitt

Egg Theory The Oocyte Economy: The Changing Meaning of Human Eggs By Catherine Waldby
Reviewed by Claire Horn

The Empath Make It Scream, Make It Burn By Leslie Jamison
Reviewed by Lorraine Berry

Questions and Answers Pain Pal: Q and A With Amy Long By Kait Heacock

In and Out A Fist or a Heart By Kristín Eiríksdóttir, translated by Larissa Kyzer
Reviewed by Katharine Coldiron

Mistresses of the Market They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South By Stephanie Rogers-Jones
Reviewed by Kristin Hall

The Book of Laughter and not Forgetting Indelible in the Hippocampus: Writings from the Me Too Movement Edited by Shelley Oria
Reviewed by Andi Zeisler

I Believe You In the Dream House By Carmen Maria Machado
Reviewed by Larissa Pienkowski

Those Were the Days The Problem with Everything: My Journey Through the New Culture Wars By Meghan Daum
Reviewed by Hanne Blank

Listen Up Fact-Checking Feminism By Sally Roesch Wagner


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