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Books & Writings

Conceived, edited and with essays by Lisa Solod

Desire: Women Write About Wanting
by Lisa Solod Warren

A captivating collection of essays, Desire delves headfirst into its subject matter and explores the complexity of desire with essays about the things women want, crave, lust after, and covet. An extraordinary group of writers tackle difficult and taboo subjects, from Debra Magpie Earling’s desire to hurt someone, to New York Times writer S. S. Fair’s less than diminishing sensual and sexual desire, despite her increasing age, to Julia Serano’s strong emotional impulse to be a woman before she decided to transition from male to female. >READ MORE

Lisa has essays in the following books:

My Cesarean

My Caesarean: Twenty-One Mothers on the C-Section Experience and After

by Amanda Fields (Editor), Rachel Moritz (Editor)

The 21 essays in My Caesarean add back to the conversation the missing voices of a vast, invisible sisterhood. Alongside their personal stories, the writers -decorated novelists, poets, and essayists – address the history of the C-section as well as its risks, social inequities, impact on the body, and psychological aftermath. My Caesarean is a heartfelt meditation, offering much-needed comfort through shared experience. >READ MORE

These Winter Months
by Anne Born

The Late Orphan Project Anthology is a collection of stories written after the death of a parent. The focus is not the grief, the sense of loss, the terrible sadness, but rather the simpler things.

This is about the intricate and universal workings of family – regrets, learning, problem solving, daily life, and most definitely, love. >READ MORE

Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox
by Joanne Cronrath Bamberger

Hillary Clinton’s name is on everyone’s lips almost every day as we are knee deep in the 2016 presidential election. But as we know from the 2008 presidential campaign, and its outcome, Clinton evokes extreme and varied emotions among voters in a way no other candidate in recent memory has. But why? Does she have to be likable? Do baby boomers have too much history with her? Why do Gen X-ers admire her? Can we “forgive her” for not being perfect? Is she doomed because women project their own insecurities onto her? >READ MORE

Getting Old
by Ashley Parker Evans

Getting Old is a worthy goal and one that evolves over years of searching, sacrifice, and maybe even satisfaction. In this fresh and revealing collection, a range of authentic voices ponder the ravages of the body, familial duty, love, grief, and mortality. This anthology includes nuanced short stories, lyrical poetry, and humorous essays. >READ MORE

Dirt: The Quirks, Habits, and Passions of Keeping House
by Mindy Lewis

This is a collection to which everyone can relate: a multidimensional look at the universal challenge of keeping our stuff, our dwellings, and our personal space clean and uncluttered. How we feel about keeping house speaks volumes about who we are, our roots, relationships, and our outlook on life. >READ MORE

An Inn Near Kyoto
by Kathleen Coskran (Editor),‎ C.W. Truesdale (Editor)

Travel Writing. Women’s Literature. AN INN NEAR KYOTO is the third book (following THE HOUSE ON VIA GOMBITO and TANZANIA ON TUESDAY) in a series of women’s travel writing anthologies published by New Rivers Press. Like the writings in the first two volumes, the over forty pieces in AN INN NEAR KYOTO represent a vast array of perspectives, each of which sheds light on the particular textures of different societies: Water buffalo roam the paths of this village. I follow the sounds of gamelons and find a large orchestra rehearsing with their teacher. >READ MORE

France: A Love Story
by Camille Cusumano

France has long captured the imagination of Americans. For some women, a love of France and all things French started when they were schoolgirls tackling one of the most seductive tongues. For others the attraction came later when, drawn to what many consider the world’s most exalted culture, they made summer trips or even moved there, learning much about this beguiling country along the way. >READ MORE

Matzo Balls for Breakfast and Other Memories of Growing Up Jewish
by Alan King

Alan King — the beloved comic, actor, producer, author, philanthropist, and storyteller extraordinaire — has compiled a wonderfully readable book about growing up Jewish, with totally original contributions by famous people. Combining warmhearted humor with a prideful nostalgia, these essays discuss life in the Jewish family and neighborhood, being a Jew in a non-Jewish world, Jewish holidays, and discovering the essence of being Jewish. >READ MORE