Category Archives: Women’s Studies

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination by Elizabeth McCracken

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 192 pages, 2008 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I was drawn in by a line in the blurb: ‘This is the happiest story in the world with the saddest ending.’ I wasn’t sure what I was getting into, but that’s certainly a promise to a reader that you won’t stop turning […]

Imagining Ourselves: Global Voices from a New Generation of Women edited by Paula Goldman

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 239 pages, 2006 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: From first-flip I could tell this book had a huge ‘wow’ factor. Synopsis: What do women in their 20s and 30s think about themselves? How do they view the world? How is life different for them than it was for their mothers and […]

Girl Sleuth: Nancy Drew and the Women Who Created Her by Melanie Rehak

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover (available in trade), 364 pages, 2005 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I had no idea until I saw this book that Carolyn Keene was a pseudonym, so curiosity made me pick up Girl Sleuth to see who was behind a series I often read when I was younger. Synopsis: While the […]

Edward S. Curtis: The Women by Christopher Cardozo

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 128 pages, 2005 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I love having gorgeous photograph collections around to randomly browse through when the mood strikes. Synopsis: The Women is a collection of one hundred photographs focusing on the Native American women of more than eighty tribes (culled from what Cardozo believes may have […]