Story Circle Book Reviews

                        reviewing books by, for, and about women

December 2008, Vol. 1, No 4

Launched in 2001, Story Circle Book Reviews is the largest and most comprehensive women's book review site on the Internet. You'll find previous issues of our monthly eletter archived here.

Book Report

New reviews of fascinating books by women, about women's lives:

Especially topical:

Especially helpful:

Women's Memoirs: Through story, strong women find their voices and their strengths.

For more fine women's memoirs, go here.

Cover Stories

• Did you know? What Wildness is This (Story Circle's 2007 anthology of women's writings about the Southwest) has won a Willa!

• Have you heard? SCN is podcasting! Listen to Linda Wisniewski (author, librarian editor of StoryCircleBookReviews) talk about her memoir, Off Kilter.

• Have you read SCN's new blog, Telling HerStories: The Broad View?

Telling Herstories

Who We Are

Story Circle Network
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Robin Edgar
    Robin Edgar    
Robin Edgar, author of the memoir In My Mother's Kitchen, was interviewed in the Charlotte Observer about the Depression stories she wrote in her book, Personal Legacies: Surviving the Great Depression. Patricia Pando interviewed Robin for the SCN Journal in 2005; you can read her interview on the SCN-BR site.

Visit Robin's website.

Broadly Speaking:
Women Write about Writing & Reading

"Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier."
—Kathleen Norris

Read more thoughtful words from women writers.


A Story Circle LifeWriting Retreat
Lisa Dale Norton

with Lisa Dale Norton
Festival Hill, Round Top TX
May 15-17, 2009

See our LifeLines webpage for more information.


Three Books from SCN

What Wildness is This
What Wildness is This

Kitchen Table Stories
KTS cover

Starting Points
Starting Points

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