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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November/December 2018

Jennifer Baumgardner, Women's Review of Books editor in chief, gives a preview of what's in the current issue:



Lemons Out of Lemonade Beyoncé in Formation: Remixing Black Feminism By Omise’eke Tinsley
Reviewed by Chelsea Johnson

The Right to Feel Love War Stories By Ivelisse Rodriguez;
Training School for Negro Girls By Camille Acker
Reviewed by Rochelle Spencer

Manifesto for Taking Risks The Cost of Living: A Working Autobiography By Deborah Levy
Reviewed by Carole DeSanti

Poetry Getting to Choose By Irene Willis

Chaos in California The Golden State By Lydia Kiesling Reviewed by Katharine Coldiron

Sprayed Fame: The Highjacking of Reality By Justine Bateman
Reviewed by Julie Baumgardner

House Rules The Incest Diary By Anonymous
Reviewed by Laurie Stone

Phantom Limbs Shadow Daughter: A Memoir of Estrangement By Harriet Brown
Review by Patricia Dawn Robertson

More Poetry Born Happy By Carolyne Wright

Profile Siglio Press By Casey j. Odesser

Building the Feminist Shelf Feminist Bookstores: Lesbian Antiracism and Feminist Accountability By Kristen Hogan; A Life in Motion By Florence Howe; Feminist Revolution in Literacy: Women's Bookstores in the United States By Junko R. Onosaka
Reviewed by Jolie Braun

Universe of Possibilities Come With Me By Helen Schulman
Reviewed by Jessica Baumgardner

Maze Rat Hazards of Time Travel By Joyce Carol Oates
Reviewed by Abigail G. H. Manzella

Anger Management Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger By Soraya Chemaly
Reviewed by Kait Heacock

Q&A The Flame-Thrower: Phyllis Chesler Interviewed By Casey j. Odesser

Coming Home The Kinship of Secrets By Eugenia Kim
Reviewed by Valerie Miner

Ashes to Ashes The Lake on Fire By Rosellen Brown
Reviewed by Laura Nicoară

Wake Up Call The Mental Load: A Feminist Comic By Emma, Translated by Una Dimitrijevic; Fruit of Knowledge: The Vulva vs. The Patriarchy By Liv Strömquist
Reviewed by Tahneer Oksman

Listen Up Uncle White Supremacy An essay by Anastastia Higginbotham

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