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
Penne Lynne - 0
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
Miriam Gold - 0
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
Luree Scott - 0
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,...
Books: Emma Dreams of Stars: Inside the Gourmet Guide
Emma Dreams of Stars: Inside the Gourmet Guide is a full-color manga based on the true story of Parisian Emmanuelle “Emma” Maisonneuve—a foodie who...
Books: Boy Parts by Eliza Clark
Alex Birch - 0
Boy Parts, the debut novel from British author Eliza Clark, is an unsettling work about gender, sex, and power in the art world set...
Books: You Can Have a Better Period by Le’Nise Brothers
You Can Have A Better Period: A Practical Guide to Calmer and Less Painful Periods, by Le’Nise Brothers, sounds like a comprehensive guide to...
Books: I Hated This One: An Eclipse Reread
I knew this one was bad, but I wasn’t prepared for the avalanche of nausea Eclipse brought me this go-round. I fully had to...
The Tree of Life
L. A. Hunt - 0
I just wanted to be in my car, with the windows up, listening to anything—a podcast, a book on tape, a wailing cat in heat—anything other than the sound of these voices in this clearing.
Books: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Persepolis is a graphic memoir written and illustrated by Marjane Satrapi. It is an emotional, informative, and humorous memoir about what it was like...