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Women's Review of Books Volume 27, Issue 5

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September/October 2010

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The Grand Rectification The Second Sex By Simone de Beauvoir
Reviewed by Meryl Altman

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Feminist Mothers and Daughters The Feminist Promise: 1792 to the Present By Christine Stansell
Reviewed by Alice Echols

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Self-Awareness, Blindspot, or Just LOL The Professor and Other Writings By Terry Castle
Reviewed Lisa L. Moore

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History with a Capital H Before Auschwitz: Irène Némirovsky and the Cultural Landscape of Inter-War France By Angela Kershaw
The Life of Irène Némirovsky, Author of Suite Française, 1903-1942 By Olivier Philipponnat and Patrick Lienhardt
Reviewed by Susan Rubin Suleiman

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Say, Have You Seen Lydia? The Tattooed Lady: A History By Amelia Klem Osterud
Reviewed by Carol Anshaw

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Legal in Name Alone Dispatches from the Abortion Wars: The Costs of Fanaticism to Doctors,
Patients, and the Rest of Us 
By Carol Joffe
Reviewed by Kathryn Joyce

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Healthy at Any Size The Fat Studies Reader Edited by Esther Rothblum and Sondra Solovay
Reviewed by Abigail Saguy

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Simone-Izing Princess Noire: The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone By Nadine Codohas
Reviewed by Salamishah Tillet

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Photography Time Recovered Photos by Ellen Feldman Commentary by Marilyn Richardson

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Good Reads Hoping for Change
Toad’s Museum of Freaks and Wonders By Goldie Goldbloom
The Disappeared By Kim Echlin
Rock, Paper, Tiger By Lisa Brackmann
The Ghost of Milagro Creek By Melanie Sumner
By Trish Crapo

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Poetry By Betty Buchsbaum

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New Irish Poetry Selected Poems By Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
The Sun-Fish By Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
Painting Rain By Paula Meehan
Reviewed by Carol Bere

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The Poet’s Daughter No Love Without Poetry: The Memoirs of Marina Tsvetaeva’s Daughter By Ariadna Tsvetaeva
Reviewed by Kelly Cherry

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The Corrupt World The Passport By Herta Müller
Reviewed by Jeanette Clausen

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Come to Me The Fowl and the Pussycat: The Love Letters of Michael Field, 1876-1909 Edited By Sharon Bickle
Reviewed by Jill Ehnenn

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“We Know Blows and Hard Words” The Fullness of Everything By Patricia Powell
Reviewed by Erika Waters

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Poets Laureate Where I Live: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010 By Maxine Kumin
The Best of It: New and Selected Poems By Kay Ryan
Reviewed by Wendy Vardaman

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Every Answer Raises Another Question
The Long Song By Andrea Levy
Reviewed by Susan Alice Fischer

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