Confession: she had me at the title. Ten years after my wedding, I still binge-watch the reality show, Say Yes to the Dress. But this novel is so much more. Brenda Janowitz has created three complex women, each worthy of books of their own. The alternating points of view are connected not only by…

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  Poetic & polemic. I’ve been reading Solnit for years, and felt lucky when she autographed a book for me after a talk at UCLA. I wanted to tell her I was writing a feminist memoir, but I left feeling insecure, overdressed for her quiet consideration. It’s thrilling to have a view into her life…

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  Brilliant. I’ve had a love/hate relationship with Miss America since I was tiny, stuffing my swimsuit and strutting across the shag carpet the night women’s libbers disrupted the TV broadcast in 1968. I still watch, and I’m still ashamed. Only now, after reading Friedman’s enthusiastic analysis, I understand why. Friedman, the President of Nat’l…

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  A stunning literary fiction debut. This is the kind of book you read for the language, words that translate scenery into emotional story world. The story is a richly-shaded portrait of a small hardscrabble town in Texas – and the women who survive it. The narrative line about the near deadly assault on a…

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