Susan Wood’s new photo book is a celebration of female icons including Julia Child, Nora Ephron, Yoko Ono, and Gloria Steinem. Read an exclusive excerpt.
Leonora Carrington’s straightforward delivery of scenes of horror in “Down Below” serve to highlight the extreme trauma of her experience.
Diana Arterian’s latest poetry collection is a portrait of anxiety and fear that is both detailed, sweeping and evocative of the current cultural trauma many Americans find themselves struggling to process.
In “The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity,” couples therapist Esther Perel asks why people cheat—and spares no one blame.
In her new story collection, “The Protester Has Been Released,” Sarbanes presents a timely meditation on the dangers of authority, the importance of community, and the wisdom of nature.
A review of Lisa Russ Spaar’s fifth poetry collection, Orexia: “love has stories not mine to know/ or ever tell.”
Arndt’s debut story collection, “Large Animals,” is both intellectual and experimental.
Sarah Gerard’s collection of essays is part-memoir, part-investigative journalism about the darker sides of Floridian life.
Blair Braverman’s memoir, “Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube,” is filled with excitement and tells of her toughness, her determination, her passion. And though the specifics are unique to Braverman, her message is universal for all women …
2016 has been a difficult year, one that’s seen a type of social and political heartache many would like to forget; it’s also been a year filled with strong female voices speaking out against racism, sexism …
To go as far as she can, and yes, to be a little disgusting too, is the project of Sharon Olds “Odes.” The poems dig deeply into the thrilling un-loveliness of aging, made lovely by her classic, single stanza poems.
Patricia Bell-Scott’s new book, The Firebrand and the First Lady, unearths the relationship between two seemingly disparate people …
My grandmother introduced me to “I Capture the Castle” by Dodie Smith. “It was her favorite book,” I’d say, “and I was her favorite grandchild.”
Rejection is either an act or a state of being. Marguerite Duras explores both in “The Lover,” an autobiography that itself rejects conventional prose …
The rules of people are so easily ascribed to God: a sleight-of-hand trick to say who can do what, and when, and how.