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Women's 2009 Books Enjoyed a Banner YearBy Sarah Seltzer
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Kingsolver, Atwood and Walls
Arundhati Roy's "Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers" examines the trouble spots threatening India's democracy; Jane LaTour's "Sisters in the Brotherhoods: Working Women Organizing for Equality in New York" is an oral history chronicling the story of the first women entering trades and trade unions; Barbara Berg's "Sexism in America: Alive, Well and Ruining our Future" takes our country's sexism to task; Jordanian journalist and feminist Rana Husseini's "Murder in the Name of Honor: The True Story of One Woman's Heroic Fight Against an Unbelievable Crime" is a stunning investigative report on honor killings.
Kimberley Seals Allers' latest installment in the Mocha Manual series, "The Mocha Manual to Military Life: A Savvy Guide for Wives, Girlfriends, and Female Service Members" provides a guide for African American and Latina women who serve, or have loved ones serving, in the armed services. Seal Allers is editor of Women's eNews' Black Maternal Health series.
Poetry, Plays, Memoir
Nonfiction and Feminism
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