The new novel “The History of Love” by Nicole Krauss is a beautifully written book. According to this epic NY Times review, it will open your eyes and make you feel and understand what a deep journey into the human heart can feel like (more info at The New York Times).
Susan Straight’s new novel “’Take One Candle Light a Room” is about the people who live “to the very edge of the city limits, to the orange groves near the river." She describes her Southern Californian people, starting with stories in her hometown of Riverside (more info at The Los Angeles Times).
Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s life is analyzed in Lori D. Ginzberg’s latest, and you might be surprised to learn the truth about Stanton’s political convictions and her partnership with Susan B. Anthony. Ginzberg does no sugarcoating in this biography, but she still demonstrate’s Stanton’s immense contributions to today’s notions of gender equality (via Amazon).
A MUST ATTEND for New Yorkers: on Monday October 25, the Barnard Center for Research on Women organizes “HollaBack!: Feminist Responses to Street Harassment.” Activists from New York City and Washington, D.C. will discuss new, innovative ways to combat street harassment using technology, mapping, and community organizing (more info here).
Do not miss the training program “Young Women’s Ethical Leadership Retreat!" this weekend (October 22-24). You have the chance to learn practical skills to succeed in today’s businesses, political and community environments (more info here).
Are you ready for 2011? Registrations are open for the Feminist Winter Term: January 2 – 8, 2011 in New York City. The Soapbox, Inc. offers a transforming week of feminist events and discussions (more info here).