Story Circle Book Reviews

                        reviewing books by, for, and about women

March 2009, Vol. 2, No 2

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

Want to learn how women manage to do it all, and then some? Here are four especially helpful how-to books:

Two books especially about mothers and daughters:

A quartet of special collections:

A trio especially about memoir:

For more fine women's memoirs, go here.

Cover Stories

You are challenged to take part in the HerStories Memoir Challenge! 4 women's memoirs in 4 months—can you do that? If you need incentive (but, really, how many of us need bribery to read books?), we'll have prizes! This challenge starts January 1, 2009, and runs through April. Join us.

Telling Herstories

You are invited to join us for our monthly podcast. This month: stories from SCN members in Yemen, as well as Stories of the Month and some good ideas for writing prompts.

You are welcome (if you're an SCN member!) to join our Yahoo SCN LifeWriters Group. Bring a cup of coffee, log on, and enjoy chatting with your SCN sisters.

Who We Are

Story Circle Network

Our mission: The Story Circle Network is dedicated to helping women share the stories of their lives and to raising public awareness of the importance of women's personal histories. We carry out our mission through publications, a web site, classes, workshops, writing and reading circles, and woman-focused programs. To join us, see our online membership form.

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    Vicki Delany    
Vicki Delany
Vicky Delany is the author of six mysteries, with a seventh coming out in Spring, 2009. The first chapter of Valley of the Lost is available on her web site. She blogs at Type M for Murder.

Janet Caplan interviewed Vicki for the SCN-BR site.

Broadly Speaking:
Women Write about Writing & Reading

"Long before I wrote stories, I listened for stories. Listening for them is something more acute than listening to them. When their elders sit and begin, children are just waiting and hoping for one to come out, like a mouse from its hole."
—Eudora Welty

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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