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Shelf Aware The Female Persuasion By Meg Wolitzer
Reviewed by Kate Schatz

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Bleak House The Mars Room By Rachel Kushner
Reviewed by Sarah Schulman

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The Fire This Time No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black & Free in America By Darnell L. Moore
Reviewed by Mariam Williams

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Sober Thoughts The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath By Leslie Jamison
Reviewed by Ariel Gore

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Between A Rock And A Hard (To) Place Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State By Catherine E. Rymph
Reviewed by Stacey Patton

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Careless Who Will Care for Us?: Long-Term Care and the Long-Term Workforce By Paul Osterman
Reviewed by Karen Kahn

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The Most Talked About Voice In America Queen of Bebop: The Musical Lives of Sarah Vaughan By Elaine M. Hayes
Reviewed by Imani D. Owens

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Unframed Charlotte Salomon and the Theatre of Memory By Griselda Pollock
Reviewed by Tahneer Oksman

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Matriotic The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I By Lynn Dumenil
Reviewed by Tammy M. Proctor

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Central Caste-Ing Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India By Sujatha Gidla
Reviewed by Indira Karamcheti

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Profile: True North Stormwarning By Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir
Profiled by Katharine Coldiron

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Complaints And Disorders Sick: A Memoir By Porochista Khakpour
Reviewed by Julia Berner-Tobin

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Mother Tongue The Perfect Mother By Aimee Molloy
The Perfect Nanny By Leila Slimani, translated by Sam Taylor
Reviewed by Jessica Baumgardner

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Poetry: Mother’s Day “Her Self” By Irene Willis
“An Ode to Domestic Solitude” By Paige Sullivan
“I Carry My Dead Mother” By Melissa K. Downes
“My Mother Spray Paints the Car” By Lisa Mullenneaux
“My Father Calls to Say He’ll Be Late” By Susan Eisenberg
“The File, the Photograph” By Carolyne Wright

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Vivid Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over By Nell Painter
Reviewed by A.J. Verdelle