Kathleen McCallister

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The Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny

Not ideal for those looking for a straightforward biography of Pliny, the book will appeal to readers who are willing to follow Dunn’s enthusiastic and vividly drawn, if meandering, story about the lives and influences of both men.

Modern Love: True Stories of Love, Loss, and Redemption

Certainly worthwhile for holdings without the earlier edition, but readers already familiar with that text might wish to compare the contents here to decide if this would be a suitable addition (or replacement).


Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment

An intense, harsh view of a long struggle; well worth a look for anyone curious about where #MeToo came from

Mama’s Boy: A Story from Our Americas

This earnest memoir is somewhat overstuffed with discussions of religion and Hollywood; the greatest appreciation will likely come from readers interested in a heartfelt look at self-acceptance as well as the complexities of family or personal stories about mending divides between liberal and conservative

Consent: A Memoir of Unwanted Attention

Any reader interested in current discussions on consent and its importance should pick up this heartfelt and harrowing book.

Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution

The overall content might be well-trodden territory for some, but Tamblyn's fervor and willingness to lay her own thoughts and emotions bare make this a powerful read for anyone ready to take a deeper look at issues facing women today. [See Prepub Alert, 9/10/18.]

Women Warriors: An Unexpected History

This strong-voiced treatment nicely introduces readers to the lives of less-familiar historical women.

I've Been Meaning To Tell You: A Letter to My Daughter

Slim but not slight, this touching read will be valuable for all parents, especially families with multiracial children, as well as those interested in viewing the politics of race and racial identity through a personal lens.

Bringing Down the Colonel: A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, and the "Powerless" Woman Who Took On Washington

Thoroughly detailed and thoughtful; worth a read for anyone interested in American women's history.

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