Women have been labeled witches for centuries, but the term also carries power. From the 14th century to the present moment, these books explore the nuances of that power.
Betrayed by Carmen Mola: What We Lose When a Successful Female Author Turns Out to Be Three Men
Author Carmen Mola has received a major prize in publishing, but her true identity has left many readers with unanswered questions.
Invincible Women: Isabel Allende and Other Remarkable Women Immigrants
Read an exclusive interview with Isabel Allende from a collection of in-depth conversations with successful women immigrants.
Review: Meg Wolitzer’s “The Female Persuasion”
“The Female Persuasion” follows a bright but soft-spoken high school suburbanite through a series of events that lead to her identification as a capital F feminist.
Phaidon’s “Great Women Artists” Is Highlighting the Gender Gaps in Art
Commissioning Editor Rebecca Morrill shares insights on “Great Women Artists” and how it can help to shift the conversation.
Gothic New York: The Adirondacks as Site of Spooky Bildungsroman
Samantha Hunt’s haunting novel “Mr. Splitfoot” tells the story of 17-year-olds Ruth and Nat, orphans raised at the “Love of Christ!
Surviving Cancer Changed My Life—And Gave Me Permission to Be Audacious
In her illustrated exploration, “Wakeful Night,” author Nicole Skibola shares the story of how surviving cancer helped her find a new beginning.
This Children’s Book Author Spins Adversity into Gold
Dr. Tamara Pizzoli pursues her creative passion to publish children’s books after an untimely loss taught her there’s no time to waste.
Among Other Horrors: Leonora Carrington’s “Down Below”
Leonora Carrington’s straightforward delivery of scenes of horror in “Down Below” serve to highlight the extreme trauma of her experience.
Diana Arterian’s “Playing Monster: Seiche” Is a Timely Reflection On the Impact Of Abuse
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.
Esther Perel on Why We Cheat: “The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity”
In “The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity,” couples therapist Esther Perel asks why people cheat—and spares no one blame.
Janet Sarbanes Wants Protesters to Persist
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.
Poems of Desire, Poems of Self: Lisa Russ Spaar’s “Orexia”
A review of Lisa Russ Spaar’s fifth poetry collection, Orexia: “love has stories not mine to know/ or ever tell.”
Jess Arndt’s “Large Animals” is All About Pushing Limits
Arndt’s debut story collection, “Large Animals,” is both intellectual and experimental.