Year Published: 2020

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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July/Aug 2020

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

The Gift of a Horse Horse Crazy: The Story of a Woman and a World in Love with an Animal By Sarah Maslin Nir

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

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