Story Circle Book Reviews

                        reviewing books by, for, and about women

July 2009, Vol. 2, No 4

With over 700 reviews, 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

Especially about sisters and friends:

Especially about moms & their magnificent helpers:

Especially entertaining, for your summertime lawnchair loitering:

Especially Helpful, for all the ways we are women:

For more fine women's memoirs, go here.

Cover Stories

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   SCBR Names Two New Editors   
Linda Hoye
   Linda Hoye   
Linda Hoye is an HR Business Analyst living in Washington state with her husband and two Yorkshire Terriers. She has loved books and reading her entire life, demonstrated, she says, by the full bookshelves, cupboards, and boxes in her home. She is currently working on a memoir exploring the experience of growing up as an adopted child.

Judy Miller
   Judy Miller   
Judy Miller has been reading as long as she can remember and still has the books from her childhood--books that her kids now read. Judy's essays and articles have appeared in parenting magazines, and much of her writing focuses on parenting and adoption. She lives in Indiana with her husband and four children.

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Stories from the Heart V
Story Circle Network
Fifth National Women's Memoir Conference
February 5-7, 2010
Wyndham Hotel, Austin, Texas

True Words From
Real Women

"The way we tell our life story is the way we begin to live our life."
—Maureen Murdock

"And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt."
—Sylvia Plath

Read more thoughtful words from women writers.


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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