Tagged Women

Book Review: What Should Be Wild by Julia Fine

In the wood, the years pass like hours, the hours like centuries. Rabbit kits born at the start of long-lost springs maintain their downy ears, pinched noses. Young deer wobble for decades on matchstick legs, baby hedgehogs who have shed first sets of quill do not, for all their effort, grow into the next set.…

Book Review: You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

Like peering through your neighbor’s curtain, Curtis Sittenfeld provides a glimpse into the lives of a variety of people and the situations that test their character in her newest work, You Think It, I’ll Say It. The focus is majorly female which stories examining one-night-stands, early motherhood, the fraught nature of adolescent female interactions and…

Book Review: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Your twenties were a time when you still felt young, but the groundwork was being laid in a serious way, crisscrossing beneath the surfaces. It was being laid even while you slept. What you did, where you lived, who you loved, all of it was like pieces of track being out down in the middle…

Book Review: All The Beautiful Girls by Elizabeth J. Church

“When I dance—when I dance, nothing else matters. Everything else disappears. There is only dancing.” That was it. Dancing took her to another world, a world Uncle Miles could not reach. A world where her lost family was a faint shadow, not an omnipresent, weeping wound. When Lily danced, she was not a misfit. She…

Book Review: Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

Anna watched the sea. There was a feeling she had, standing at its edge: an electric mix of attraction and dread. What would be exposed if all the water should suddenly vanish? A landscape of lost objects: sunken ships, hidden treasure, gold and gems and the charm bracelet that had fallen from her wrist into…

Book Review: The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan

But with a cautious smile, I realized that there are no laws against singing, and I found my voice becoming louder, in defiance of this war. In defiance of my right to be heard. It all starts with a posting nailed to the door of the church. WWII is underway and all the men have…