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Marina DelVecchio describes the agency and independence Frances Mayes develops in her cooking memoir 'Under the Tuscan Sun'. Marin...
Jyl examines the 2nd person point of view and encourages the writer to explore its possibilities.
Naomi starts to think about the book that's forming in her future, where the words originate and how to bring them to the page: "I...
inContext looks at a new book, The Good Girls Revolt, by Lynn Povich, which is another chronicle from the feminist movement of the...
Welcome to guest writer Ashley Young, a contributor to our Summer Guest Writer Series!
InContext looks at women in the field of graphic novels and comics (comix). Kate looks at Laura Lee Gulledge's Sealed: Growing Up ...
Theresa Weir shares the experience of writing The Orchard and sheds light on its bigger themes: "The main thing I set out to do wi...
Kate Robinson discusses Dotter of Her Father's Eyes and claims this graphic-novel style bio-memoir "helps us think before admiring...
Kate Robinson reviews Anna Quindlen's new memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake: "Quindlen tells us how she sees it, from a posi...
InContext explores Jung Chang's Wild Swans as a testament not only to the personal as political but also as this biography-memoir ...
Marina DelVecchio discusses the empowered nature of Maya Angelou's girlhood in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. According to Marin...
inContext looks at Louise DeSalvo's On Moving, an account of the author's moves and those of other writers throughout history.
Tori Grant-Welhouse reviews Kelle Groom's memoir, "I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl": "Her life, as she tells it, is define...
Kate and Marina give a sneak preview of books inContext will cover in 2012 and share their personal reading lists to let readers k...
inContext considers Elaine Hall's, Now I See the Moon, which Kate describes as "a testament to one woman’s strength and sense of...