A collection of interwoven short stories by Charlotte Holmes that spans more than 30 years and explores what happens to family relationships when art overtakes expectation, or when expectation begins to guide art.
An anthology featuring essays examining women’s relationships with a wide range of tools: from tractor to typewriter, sewing machine to microphone, radio to prosthetic leg. It provides insight into how these machines connect with the experiences of women, including daughters and mothers.
A memoir-like sojourn and personal narrative by Maggie Nelson, interwoven with feminist and philosophical explorations of life and language, that confronts the status quo of binary thinking—male/female, gay/straight, pro-life/pro-choice.
Rebecca Barry’s Recipes for a Beautiful Life: A Memoir in Stories is a collection of her journal entries that span the five years when she and her husband moved from the city to upstate New York to buy a fixer-upper apartment building, start a family, and live a “simpler” life near Barry’s hometown, all while also trying to write with a baby in each arm.
Little Spells is a hero’s journey, taking readers from the ordinary world of conception and trying for a baby into the special world of infertility and miscarriage before returning victorious and changed to the ordinary world of pregnancy and early motherhood. In this world, motherhood is both the prize and call to action.
This debut by long-time Detroit Free Press columnist Desiree Cooper includes 31 vignettes lives of women and the issues that crop up as one navigates the These intricately woven tales highlight various aspects of life from childhood to old age, and shed light on the concessions sometimes made to peers, partners, children, coworkers, and even strangers.
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