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Make Way for Her

by Meg Nola

Katie Cortese’s Make Way for Her and Other Stories offers enticing glimpses of curiously compact, womencentric fictional universes, generally focused on girls, teenagers, women, and the men who affect—but not necessarily... Read More

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A Good Day for Seppuku

by Meg Nola

In Kate Braverman’s "A Good Day for Seppuku", there are few joyous moments or emotional breakthroughs. Characters keep to themselves, drift apart, or abandon each other, and though they may reunite, their meetings are generally... Read More

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Silver Girl

by Meg Nola

Leslie Pietrzyk’s haunting "Silver Girl" begins in 1980, with a nameless narrator starting her freshman year at a prestigious Chicago-area university. The narrator escaped her economically depressed Iowa hometown, but the emotional... Read More

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Pearls on a Branch

by Meg Nola

Pearls on a Branch: Tales from the Arab World Told by Women is a collection of thirty stories curated by Najla Khoury, who spent years compiling, polishing, and editing these primarily oral works. Retold from generation to generation,... Read More

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Votes for Women!

by Meg Nola

Winifred Conkling’s "Votes for Women!" details the arduous struggle for women’s suffrage in America with compelling biographical profiles of some of the movement’s key figures. Beginning with the earlier part of the suffrage... Read More

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