Archives about feminism
As bookstores look forward to the holiday sales season, readers and media reflect on the past year, including the best books, the most overlooked books, and what makes a writer worth reading. It’s also the season of fundraisers, so if you haven’t already donated to or voted for Late Night Library Library, we’d love your
Kate Bolick’s SPINSTER: Making a Life of One’s Own (Crown Publishing Group) is a book about women who have challenged the categories they find themselves shunted into—wife, mother, daughter, old maid—and about Bolick’s own attempts to understand the categories bound up in the experience of womanhood, and to question their relevance to her life. SPINSTER
A few steps up from the cobbles of Crosby Street in SoHo, set a little way off from the rush of Houston, readers quietly browse walls of books or chat animatedly at working tables. A transgender woman is making coffees and pouring wine at the cafe in the back while more volunteers are setting up
In “The Woods,” the first poem in Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty (Greenwillow Books), Christine Heppermann asks, “Where are the fairy tales about gym class / or the doctor’s office or the back of the bus / where bad things also happen?” Much of the rest of the book serves as the answer.