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Women's Review of Books Volume 24, Issue 5

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September/October 2007

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Clark Kent: Adoptee Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption Edited by Jane Jeong Trenka, Julie Chinyere Oparah and Sun Yung Shin
Beyond Good Intentions: A Mother Reflects on Raising Internationally Adopted Children By Cheri Register
Reviewed by Martha Nichols

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Reinterpreting the Ancients Portrait of a Priestess: Women and Ritual in Ancient Greece By Joan Breton Connelly
Reviewed by Joy Connolly

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The Bush Countdown George W. Bush and the War on Women: Turning Back the Clock on Progress By Barbara Finlay
Reviewed by Renee Loth

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Equity and Difference The Constitution as Social Design: Gender and Civic Membership in the American Constitutional Order By Gretchen Ritter
Reviewed by Sandra F. VanBurkleo

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Essay “Do You Know Who You Are?” The Grandmothers of the Plaza De Mayo By Rita Arditti

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Settling for a Fever Baghdad Burning: Girl Blog from Iraq and Baghdad Burning II: More Girl Blog From Iraq By Riverbend
Reviewed by Pamela Annas

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Heir to the Throne Intimate Politics: How I grew up Red, Fought for Free Speech, and Became a Feminist Rebel By Bettina F. Aptheker
Reviewed by Margaret Randall

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Selective Vision Leni Riefenstahl: A Life By Jurgen Trimborn, Translated by Edna McCann
Reviewed by Barbara Kosta

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Photography Madame X: The Recent Work of Carrie Mae Weems By Cheryl Kaplan

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Poetry “The Isle of Echo Park” and “My Mothers” By Eloise Klein Healy

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Good Reads Downwinders
Road of Five Churches By Stephanie Dickinson, with illustrations by Michael Weston
Karma and Other Stories By Rishi Reddi
The Rope Walk By Carrie Brown
By Trish Crapo

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“At Your Service, My Lord, Here I Come” Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim WomenEdited by Saleemah Adbul-Ghafur
Muslim Women in America: The Challenge of Islamic Identity Today By Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, Jane I. Smith, and Kathleen M. Moore
Voices of Resistance: Muslim Women on War, Faith, and Sexuality Edited by Sarah Husain
Reviewed by Gayatri Devi

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“Harder Days Are Coming” Darkness Spoken: The Collected Poems By Ingeborg Bachmann, translated and introduced by Peter Filkins
Reviewed by Sara Lennox

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The Other Woman Lover of Unreason: Assia Wevill, Sylvia Plath’s Rival and Ted Hughes’s Doomed Love By Yehuda Koren and Eliat Negev
Reviewed by Carol Bere

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The Fires at Home While They’re at War: The True Story of American Families on the Homefront By Kristin Henderson
Under the Sabers: The Unwritten Code of Army Wives By Tanya Biank
Reviewed by Sandi E. Cooper

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