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.



May/June 2018

Shelf Aware The Female Persuasion By Meg Wolitzer
Reviewed by Kate Schatz

Bleak House The Mars Room By Rachel Kushner
Reviewed by Sarah Schulman

The Fire This Time No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America By Darnell L. Moore
Reviewed by Mariam Williams

Sober Thoughts The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath By Leslie Jamison
Reviewed by Ariel Gore

Between a Rock and a Hard (to) Place Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State By Catherine E. Rymph
Reviewed by Stacey Patton

Careless Who Will Care for Us?: Long-Term Care and the Long-Term Workforce By Paul Osterman
Reviewed by Karen Kahn

The Most Talked About Voice in America Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan By Elaine M. Hayes
Reviewed by Imani D. Owens

Unframed Charlotte Salomon and the Theatre of Memory By Griselda Pollock
Reviewed by Tahneer Oksman

Matriotic The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I By Lynn Dumenil
Reviewed by Tammy M. Proctor

Central caste-ing Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India By Sujatha Gidla
Reviewed by Indira Karamcheti

Profile: True North Stormwarning By Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir
Profiled by Katharine Coldiron

Complaints and Disorders Sick: A Memoir By Porochista Khakpour
Reviewed by Julia Berner-Tobin

Mother Tongue The Perfect Mother By Aimee Molloy; The Perfect Nanny By Leila Slimani, translated by Sam Taylor
Reviewed by Jessica Baumgardner

Poetry: Mother’s Day By Melissa K. Downes, Susan Eisenberg, Lisa Mullenneaux, Paige Sullivan, Irene Willis, and Carolyne Wright

Vivid Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over By Nell Painter
Reviewed by A.J. Verdelle

 

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