Women's Review of Books
Since 1983, the Women’s Review of Books has been the premier feminist book review and remains proudly a print publication. WRB reviews scholarship as well as fiction, graphic novels, poetry, and memoir usually (but not always) by women. We strive to review a diverse array of books in many fields, genres, and styles for each issue. Edited by feminist author Jennifer Baumgardner and published by the Wellesley Centers for Women in partnership with Old City Publishing, WRB provides a unique perspective on today’s literary world.
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Jennifer Baumgardner, Women's Review of Books editor in chief, gives a preview of what's in the current issue:
Just Friends Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close By Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman
Reviewed by Grace Ebert
The Royal Vagina The Mirror and the Light By Hilary Mantel
Reviewed by Charis Caputo
Reviewed by Kathleen Rooney
The White Mouse Code Name Hélène By Ariel Lawhon
Reviewed by Valerie Miner
Alone Together Bezoar and Other Unsettling Stories By Guadalupe Nettel
Reviewed by Lindsay Semel
Beginnings and Ends We Had No Rules: Stories By Corinne Manning
Reviewed by Kait Heacock
Out of Sight The Death of Vivek Oji By Akwaeke Emezi
Reviewed by Noelle McManus
Comic Knowledge is Power By Anastasia Higginbotham
Commentary By Jennifer Baumgardner
Transing Gender Female Husbands: A Trans History By Jen Manion
Reviewed by James Yukiko Mulder
Essay-Notes from the Pause By Laurie Stone
Stuff and its Discontents Things Worth Keeping: The Value of Attachment in a Disposable World By Christine Harold
Reviewed by Lydia Pyne
Why We Write Throwing a Sheet Over the Ghost By Cooper Lee Bombardier
Poetry By Marilyn Hacker and Kim Addonizio
Listen Up In Praise of Shelfies By Leora Tanenbaum
On the Nightstand Wayétu Moore on What She’s Been Reading
The Women's Review of Books receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.