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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Revolution Now When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir By Patrisse Khan-Cullors Reviewed by Susana Morris
The Origins of Feminism Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women By Brittney C. Cooper Reviewed by A. J. Verdelle
The Gay Nineties We Were Witches: A Novel By Ariel Gore; Stray City: A Novel By Chelsey Johnson Reviewed by Jessica Jernigan
Embodied Politics How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics: From Welfare Reform to Foreclosure to Trump By Laura Briggs; Reproductive Justice: An Introduction By Loretta J. Ross and Rickie Solinger Reviewed by Felicia Kornbluh, Lila Hughes, and Meghan Letizia
Krausian After Kathy Acker By Chris Kraus Reviewed by Laurie Stone
Spotty The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness By Jill Filipovic Reviewed by Emily Toth
Frontier Lore and Laura Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder By Caroline Fraser Reviewed by Rebecca Steinitz
Epistolary Autobiography The Book of Emma Reyes: A Memoir By Emma Reyes Reviewed by Marjorie Agosin
Sweet Charity Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy and the Women’s Movement, 1870 – 1967 By Joan Marie Johnson Reviewed by Surina Khan
Progress and Persistence The Ministry of Utmost Happiness By Arundhati Roy Reviewed by Marthine Satris
Photography Bonds Photos By Isadora Kosofsky, Text by Lisa Riordan Seville
Unhealthy Relationships Women of the Street: How the Criminal Justice-Social Services Alliance Fails Women in Prostitution By Susan Dewey and Tonia St. Germain Reviewed by Marianne Wesson
Poetry By Paula Bohince
Hermitesses The Ladies of Llangollen: Desire, Indeterminacy, and the Legacies of Criticism By Fiona Brideoake Reviewed by Lisa L. Moore
Fear, Hunger, and Fear Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel By Francine Klagsbrun Reviewed by Eleanor Roffman
Victims and Heroes Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females, Tapestries and Sculptures by Linda Stein Edited by Linda Stein Reviewed by Catherine Dossin
All Museums are Sex Museums Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display By Jennifer Tyburczy Reviewed by Patricia G. Berman
The Infidel The Rabbi’s Atheist Daughter: Ernestine Rose, International Feminist Pioneer By Bonnie S. Anderson Reviewed by Joyce Antler
We Do Awakening: How Gays and Lesbians Brought Marriage Equality to America By Nathaniel Frank Reviewed by Alison Lefkovitz
Displaced Lives The Women in the Castle By Jessica Shattuck Reviewed by Valerie Miner
The Tenure Tightrope Written/Unwritten: Diversity and the Hidden Truths of Tenure Edited by Patricia A. Matthew Reviewed by Marybeth Gasman
Good Reads Dreams from my Father By Trish Crapo
More Poetry By Sarah Bartlett
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