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Women's Review of Books Volume 25, Issue 6

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November/December 2008

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Playing the Game Square An Illuminated Life: Belle da Costa Greene’s Journey from Prejudice to Privilege By Heidi Ardizzone
Reviewed by Marilyn Richardson

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Rape Culture Rape: Sex, Violence, History By Joanna Bourke
Reviewed by Jody Raphael

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Reading the Book of the Earth When the Ground Turns in its Sleep By Sylvia Sellers-Garcia
Reviewed by Martha Gies

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Welfare Reform to Suit the State Welfare Reform and Sexual Regulation By Anna Marie Smith
Reviewed by Jean Hardisty

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Syphilis of the Innocent Amalia’s Tale: An Impoverished Peasant Woman, an Ambitious Attorney, 
and a Fight for Justice By David I. Kertzer
Reviewed by Susan M. Reverby

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Cartoon Written in Stone By Nicole Schulman

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The Nonanxiety of Influence Fragment of the Head of a Queen By Cate Marvin
Blessings and Inclemencies By Constance Merritt
The Dirty Side of the Storm By Martha Serpas
Reviewed by Kate Daniels

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Poetry of Science What the Blood Knows By Peggy Miller
Constituents of Matter By Anna Leahy
One-Breasted Woman By Susan Deborah King
Reviewed by Janet McCann

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Field Notes The Text as Fellowship: Remembering Miriam Goodman

Reviewed by Robin Becker

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Poetry By Carolyne Wright

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Heat and Fire Map of Ireland By Stephanie Grant
Reviewed by Carol Anshaw

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Doing Science Differently Maria Mitchell and the Sexing of Science: An Astronomer Among the Romantics By Renee Bergland
Elizabeth Blackburn and the Story of Telomeres By Catherine Brady
Reviewed by Kathleen Ochs

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The Truth in the Middle To Love What Is: A Marriage Transformed By Alix Kates Shulman
Reviewed by Diana Postlethwaite

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The Awesome Body Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream: A Day in the Life of Your Body By Jennifer Ackerman
Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss – and the Myths and Realities of Dieting By Gina Kolata
Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body By Courtney E. Martin
Reviewed by Lori Rotskoff

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Of Love and Loss Loving the Difficult By Jane Rule
Reviewed by Marilyn R. Schuster

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The Immigrant Generations Unaccustomed Earth By Jhumpa Lahiri
Reviewed by Mandira Sen

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