The Paperback Exchange
By: Fanoula Sevastos
The first thing you notice is the smell. Not the enormous quilts of orange and
yellow and purple flowers that hang from the balcony, not the broad glass
shelves filled with homey arts and crafts. It's the smell of cinnamon and roses
that strikes you as odd and leads you to the beaky wooden pelican that sits
snug on a tree stump near the register. Only then do you find the books.
By: Melanie Levinson
When I ask for academic
questions, am I married, they ask, or engaged? When I say no, they shift
in their seats and narrow their eyes. The room is silent, but their thoughts
are so loud they echo off the concrete walls: Dangerous, I hear.
Spreading the Light:
Abigal S. Duniway
By: Dorothy M. Ashe
Duniway carried the message
up and down the Pacific Coast, to the East and back, in lecture halls,
churches, and living rooms, from primitive settlements to the legislature.
Her speeches, stories, articles, books, and poems all extolled women's
need for the vote--and how to get it. She was never hesitant about delivering
her particular brand of maverick pragmatism to her sisters in the national
suffrage organizations who had, she felt, thrust their prohibition platform
on the western branch of the movement.
A Most Memorable Event
By: Charlotte Davis
No longer could any country
pretend that torturing its people was all right. No longer could any country
say that it was all right to deny the freedoms of religion and expression.
No longer could any country demolish the freedom of speech without having
the rest of the world say they were wrong in doing so.
Be a Goddess!
By: Francesca De Grandis
Review by Phoebe Wray
There is cause for celebration!
At last, there is a new book about the "wild, natural power of Goddess
Spirituality" that is so gracefully written, and endlessly useful.