Monthly Archives: November 2011

Trash, Dorothy Allison

Dorothy Allison’s book of short stories, which are fictional accounts of her own life, focus either on growing up in poverty in South Carolina or on her sex life as a lesbian. Allison’s detailed descriptions of lesbian sex are very … Continue reading

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Half the Sky, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

This book, which may aptly be deemed a call to arms, takes its name from a Chinese proverb quoted at the beginning, “Women hold up half the sky.” Aside from reminding readers that women account for half of the world’s … Continue reading

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In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens: Womanist Prose, Alice Walker

There is nothing quite like reading Alice Walker for me. To read something she has written is akin to having a close friend who would never dream of hurting you but whose tenderly spoken honestly constantly breaks your heart. Walker’s … Continue reading

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