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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July/August 2017


The Infinite ER  Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady By Susan Quinn; Loving Eleanor: The Intimate Friendship of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok By Susan Wittig Albert
Reviewed by Blanche Wiesen Cook

A Friendship with National Implications The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice By Patricia Bell-Scott
Reviewed by Dayo F. Gore

Admired and Beloved, Scorned and Reviled Eleanor Roosevelt: World War II and Beyond, 1939-1962 By Blanche Wiesen Cook
Reviewed by Brigid O’Farrell

Intra-Intersectionality The Crunk Feminist Collection
Edited by Brittney C. Cooper, Susana M. Morris, and Robin M. Boylorn
Reviewed by Erin Aubry Kaplan

Architect Barbie Where are the Women Architects? By Despina Stratigakos
Reviewed by Kathryn H. Anthony

Ms. MacDonald Had a Farm The Rise of Women Farmers and Sustainable Agriculture
By Carolyn E. Sachs, Mary E. Barbercheck, Kathryn J. Brasier, Nancy Ellen Kiernan, and Anna Rachel Terman
Reviewed by Grey Osterud

Independent Women in the Economy of God A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women’s Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870 By Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Reviewed by Claudia Bushman

Field Notes Dreaming Switzerland By Robin Becker

By Priscilla Long

Comic Strip
By Katie Fricas

Repairing the Mind-Body Split This Mortal Coil: The Human Body in History and Culture By Fay Bound Alberti
Reviewed by Susan Zimmerman

The Territory of Human Disappointment Constance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a Lady Novelist By Anne Boyd Rioux; Miss Grief and Other Stories By Constance Fenimore Woolson, edited by Anne Boyd Rioux
Reviewed by Linda Simon

Marital Rifts Three Ways Over the Plain Houses By Julia Franks;
Natural Wonders By Angela Woodward; Problems By Jade Sharma
Reviewed by Anca L. Szilágyi

Transitioning and Transitioning In the Darkroom By Susan Faludi
Reviewed by Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild


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