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Walking On Eggshells
Barn 8 By Deb Olin Unferth
Reviewed by Maeve Higgins

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Afterlife By Julia Alvarez
Reviewed by Cleyvis Natera

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Live Wires
Janis: Her Life and Music By Holly George-Warren; Blood: A Memoir By Allison Moorer
Reviewed by Lauren Turner

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Questions and Answers
Wherefore the Independent Bookstore; Interview with Hannah Oliver Depp, Owner of Loyalty Bookstore, Washington D.C.
By Jennifer Baumgardner and Jacqueline Zeisloft

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An Unfamiliar Species
My Autobiography of Carson McCullers By Jenn Shapland
Reviewed by Céillie Clark-Keane

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It’s Complicated
Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote By Ellen Carol DuBois
Reviewed by Lori D. Ginzberg

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“In Praise of Vinegar” By Meg Yardley, “Self-Portrait with George Washington’s Teeth” By Rita Mae Reese, “Nurture” By Marion Brown, “Butterfly” By Sally Bliumis-Dunn, “The Lump” Noelle McManus, and “The Change” By Sarah Metcalf
Commentary By Katha Pollitt

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Stein Way
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas Illustrated By Gertrude Stein; Illustrations by Maira Kalman
Interview by Tahneer Oksman

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One Under The Other
Subduction By Kristen Millares Young
Reviewed by Kait Heacock

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Traces Of War Photos by Maryam Ashrafi
Commentary By Ellen Feldman

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Cohog Wild
Yale Needs Women: How the First Group of Girls Rewrote the Rules of an Ivy League Giant By Anne Gardiner Perkins
Reviewed by Susan B. Marine

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Machines in the Head By Anna Kavan
Reviewed by Jessica Jernigan

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Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning By Cathy Park Hong
Reviewed by Jisu Kim

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Middle-Aged Wasteland
Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis By Ada Calhoun
Reviewed by Jessica Baumgardner

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Burning Questions
Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot By Mikki Kendall
Reviewed by LaToya Council

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On The Nightstand
Julia Alvarez On Stack Hierarchies, Scheherezade, and Reading with No Strings Attached