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Radcliffe Quarterly Book Reviews by Sage Stossel

by Allegra Goodman

The Peabody Sisters
by Megan Marshall

The Emperor’s Children
by Claire Messud

Liars and Saints
by Maile Meloy

The Whole World Over
by Julia Glass

Something Something from the Oven: Reinventing Dinner in 1950s America
by Laura Shapiro

Imperial Reckoning
by Caroline Elkins
[Also see Atlantic Interview with Caroline Elkins]

On Beauty
by Zadie Smith

The News from Paraguay
by Lily Tuck

A Changed Man
by Francine Prose

The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus
by Margaret Atwood

Mommy Wars: Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families
by Leslie Morgan Steiner

Dispatches from a Not-so-Perfect Life
by Faulkner Fox

My Father Is a Book
by Janna Malamund Smith

A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation
by Catherine Allgor

The Hazards of Good Breeding
by Jessica Shattuck

Tolstoy Lied
by Rachel Kadish

The Secret Daughter
by June Cross

A World Apart: Women, Prison, and Life Behind Bars
by Cristina Rathbone

The Tequila Worm
by Viola Canales

Necessary Dreams: Ambition in Women’s Changing Lives
by Anna Fels

This Side of Married
by Rachel Pastan

I Had Brain Surgery, What’s Your Excuse?
by Suzy Becker

No Hair Day
by Elsa Dorfman

by Lan Samantha Chang

Greek Gods, Human Lives: What We Can Learn from Myths
by Mary Lefkowitz

Making an Exit
by Elinor Fuchs

Quirky Kids
by Perri Klass and Eileen Costello

The Unsayable
by Annie G. Rogers

by Mary Gordon

Truth, Torture and the American Way
by Jennifer K. Harbury

North of Ithaka
by Eleni N. Gage

Mistress Bradstreet
by Charlotte Gordon

The Other Insect Societies
by James T. Costa

Once Removed
by Mako Yoshikawa

Also, at The…
The Best Book I Read This Year: Adam Goodheart’s 1861

Also see:
* Atlantic interviews by Sage Stossel
* More Atlantic and writings by Sage Stossel