Lee Zacharias’ novel, “What a Wonderful World this Could Be,” weaves a tale of love, activism and family in front of a background of the turbulent ’60s.
Physicians still offer parents genital “repair” for intersex children with the misguided supposition that “fixing” their bodies will lead to happier lives—even though countless intersex adults have expressed the wish that medical authorities had not intervened.
Deborah J. Cohan’s ‘Welcome to Wherever We Are: A Memoir of Family, Caregiving, and Redemption’ shows the complexities of unconditional love.
“My dad’s erratic meanness … was all mixed up with his erratic kindness. The erratic nature of it all actually became predictable—predictable erraticness, erratic predictability. … my dad’s behavior was all too often so impossible that I questioned her loyalty and why she stayed; I never really understood them together. Now at 49, I understand it better, through the prism of my own love for my dad, my own loyalty to him, even amid all that went on.”
This month’s list of 26 new books has a little something for everyone. From memoirs to histories to romances and short stories, July is nothing short of remarkable for the variety of unmissable books coming out.
As the month of June, also known as “Black Music Appreciation Month,” comes to an end, the Black Feminist in Public series will highlight the significant intellectual work of Daphne A. Brooks.
Women journalists have always been at the forefront of change—so as the U.S. faces compounding crises, it’s no surprise that women journalists are stepping up to bring truth to the public.
This month, meet Valeria Fernández and Maritza L. Félix, co-hosts of the “Comadres Al Aire” podcast based in Phoenix, Arizona.
In the male-dominated field of stand-up comedy, it’s rare to find spaces that champion the development of female comics. That’s why we love Carolyn Castiglia: a performer, writer, producer, director and teacher committed to creating spaces where women thrive.
Castiglia gave Ms. 10 tips she tells her students to orient themselves in the space of comedy and develop their own point of view.
“The Hive” is a story of women yearning for independence and equality against the backdrop of familial tragedy, a stark political divide, Rush Limbaugh devotees and a fourth-generation pest control business struggling to get by during the 2008 economic recession.
Author Melissa Scholes Young discusses her role in carving out space for more authentic stories, the unique journeys taken by each of the Fehler women, feminism rising from rural roots and the importance of reinvesting in our rural communities.
Are you vaccinated, masked up and ready to get back out there this beautiful Pride Month? I am two of the three because, let’s be honest, I would rather stay home and sit on my sunny porch with a cocktail and a good book.
However you spend it, I hope you have a lovely June and that you can squeeze in some time for a read from this month’s list of 32 amazing books.
Sheba Karim, author of “Skunk Girl” and the forthcoming “The Marvelous Mirza Girls,” discusses New Delhi, raising daughters, and combatting hate and authoritarianism—all of which feature prominently in her fast paced, political, adventure-packed romance.