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Women's Review of Books Volume 26, Issue 5

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September/October 2009

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Whose Culture Is It, Anyway? Culture Keeping: White Mothers, International Adoption, and the Negotiation of Family Difference By Heather Jacobson
Lucky Girl By Mei-Ling Hopgood
Reviewed by Martha Nichols

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Girl Delinquents The Woman in the Zoot Suit: Gender, Nationalism, and the Cultural Politics of Memory By Catherine S. Ramírez
Reviewed by Miroslava Chávez-Garcí

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Woman of Valor To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells By Mia Bay
Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign against Lynching By Paula Giddings
Reviewed by Sherrilyn A. Ifill

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Striving for Realness Kinship by Design: A History of Adoption in the Modern United
States By Ellen Herman
Reviewed by Barbara Melosh

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Anomie in the New China Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China By Leslie T. Chang
Reviewed by Xujun Eberlein

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Sticky Tables Nothing Right: Short Stories By Antonya Nelson
Reviewed by Rebecca Meacham

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Good Reads Lost and Found
The Confessions of Noa Weber By Gail Hareven
Mrs. Somebody Somebody By Tracy Winn
Come Sunday By Isla Morley
Reviewed by Trish Crapo

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Poetry By Trish Reeves

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Photography By Moira Barrett Commentary by Dana Hoey

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A Tree Putting Forth Green Leaves Poems from the Women’s Movement Edited by Honor Moore; Love Belongs to Those Who Do The Feeling: New and Selected Poems (1966-2006) By Judy Grahn
Reviewed by Alicia Ostriker

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A Failure of Understanding Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery By Siddarth Kara
Reviewed by Melissa Hope Ditmore

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Dissolved Boundaries Wetlands By Charlotte Roche
Voice Over By Céline Curiol
Reviewed by Jessica Jernigan

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Touched by Grace The Vagrants By Yiyun Li
Reviewed by Mako Yoshikawa

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Temper, Mind, and Mouth The Other Side of Paradise By Staceyann Chin
Reviewed by Heather Seggel

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The Rural Life Home By Marilynne Robinson
A Country Called Home By Kim Barnes
Reviewed by Valerie Miner

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