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    Books: Under My Bed and Other Essays by Jody Keisner

    After I gave birth to my daughter, as a single mother, I struggled with how to share my home with someone else. I was...

    Books: The Pink Hotel by Liska Jacobs

    If there’s one thing I can say about Los Angeles, it’s that the city is a mess, and quite frankly, I don’t think I’ve...

    Books: Thursdays at Orange Blossom House by Sophie Green

    Thursdays at Orange Blossom House by Sophie Green is a novel about three women, at different stages in their lives, who are brought together...

    Books: Nightcrawling by Leila Mottley

    (Photograph of Leila Mottley by Magdalena Frijo) Deep sadness runs through the pages of Nightcrawling, the much-anticipated debut novel by Leila Mottley. There is little...

    Books: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

    The first time I experienced Lori Gottlieb’s book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, I read it in print. The second time, I listened...

    Books: Cecily by Annie Garthwaite

    Cecily, Annie Garthwaite’s fictionalized telling of the life of the Duchess of York, begins with the duchess and her husband, Richard Plantagenet, witnessing the...

    Books: Open by Rachel Krantz

    Rachel Krantz, whose author headshot makes her a dead ringer for my younger cousin Beth, is a Jewish woman writer in her thirties, as...

    Women and the West: Willa Cather’s Feminist Perspective of the Wild Countryside

    It all started with a conversation over omelets in a booth at the Breakfast House. I was in my senior year of high school,...

    Books: Easy Beauty by Chloé Cooper Jones

    Easy Beauty is a memoir of many things: Chloé Cooper Jones’s experience as an academic, a traveler, a mother, a partner, a tennis fan,...

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    December 2021 Tarotscopes

    This month, I decided to use a different deck than I usually do. I went on a retreat in Sedona recently, and James Wanless,...

    Books: I Should Have Honor by Khalida Brohi

    In her 2018 memoir I Should Have Honor, activist and social entrepreneur Khalida Brohi writes about growing up in a culture in which domestic...

    Books: The Waiting Is the Hardest Part: Agency in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice

    Some years ago, I read an essay that criticizes the women in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice for sitting around waiting for things to...