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.
Subscribers to Women's Review of Books can now read the issue online.
Jennifer Baumgardner, Women's Review of Books editor in chief, gives a preview of what's in the current issue:
Erotic Truth, Poetic License All We Know of Pleasure: Poetic Erotica by Women Edited by Enid Shomer
Reviewed by Brook J. Sadler
Gaza Girl A Rebel in Gaza: Behind the Lines of the Arab Spring, One Woman’s Story By Asmaa al-Ghoul and Selim Nassib
Reviewed by Hagar Scher
Being Loud Without Saying Anything Liveblog By Megan Boyle
Reviewed by Laura Winnick
Q&A An Ear for Women: Interview with Megan Marshall
By Joanne B. Mulcahy
Out for Blood The Managed Body: Developing Girls and Menstrual Health in the Global South By Chris Bobel
Reviewed by Karen Houppert
Interview Eavesdropping for a Better World: A Conversation with Mira Jacob
By Tahneer Oksman
Julie Doucet: Frazzled and Frenetic Dirty Plotte: The Complete Julie Doucet By Julie Doucet
Reviewed by Julie Baumgardner
Bold Lives Matter The Bold World: A Memoir of Family and Transformation By Jodie Patterson
Reviewed by Heather Hewett
What’s New, Pussycat? Milkman: A Novel By Anna Burns
Reviewed by Katherine Ouellette
Poetry By Diana Woodcock and Irene Willis
Stupid, Evil, Queer Last Night in Nuuk By Niviaq Korneliussen
Reviewed by Noelle McManus
Kathryn the Great Labrador By Kathryn Davis; The Silk Road By Kathryn Davis
Reviewed by Katharine Coldiron
Flight Brute By Emily Skaja
Reviewed by Emily Luan
La Hija Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir By Cherríe Moraga
Reviewed by Valerie Morales
Listen Up Was it Good for You?
An essay by Laurie Stone
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The Women's Review of Books receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.