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Title:
Finding courage : writings by women
Author:
Zahava, Irene.
Publication Information:
Freedom, Calif. : Crossing Press, [1989]

©1989
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296 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780895943781

9780895943798
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Book

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Booklist Review

The 29 selections in this anthology of women's writings include contributions by some well-known authors in the fields of fiction and poetry such as Margaret Atwood, May Sarton, and Kitty Tsui. Many of these stories have been extracted from larger published works, or they are individual pieces that have appeared in other publications. Each unit in this anthology reads like a page from a diary relating some personal incident or series of incidents in which the strength of the mind, spirit, and body of each woman is somehow stretched to the breaking point. A strong, even inspirational collection. --Jane Jurgens


Publisher's Weekly Review

Seasoned anthologist Zahava ( Love, Struggle and Change ) collects a splendid variety of tales, some fiction, some autobiography, with the common theme of women overcoming fear. Among the diverse challenges the protagonists face are surviving a car accident, obtaining an illegal abortion, changing schools at age 10, facing old age in a nursing home or the prospect of a bleak widowhood. Some selections are excerpts from well-known books like Beryl Markham's West with the Night , others are by such established authors as Margaret Atwood and Grace Paley, but there is fresher material as well. In ``A Window on Soweto,'' Joyce Sikakane recalls her imprisonment with tough-minded clarity . Terri de la Pena's ``A Saturday in August'' shows a Chicana overcoming sexual prejudice to make a new friend at an ERA Walkathon. Female characters of all ages and backgrounds speak out here, in tones ranging from naive or inspirational to sophisticated. `` Contributors ' Notes'' include a listing of each author's work. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Booklist Review

The 29 selections in this anthology of women's writings include contributions by some well-known authors in the fields of fiction and poetry such as Margaret Atwood, May Sarton, and Kitty Tsui. Many of these stories have been extracted from larger published works, or they are individual pieces that have appeared in other publications. Each unit in this anthology reads like a page from a diary relating some personal incident or series of incidents in which the strength of the mind, spirit, and body of each woman is somehow stretched to the breaking point. A strong, even inspirational collection. --Jane Jurgens


Publisher's Weekly Review

Seasoned anthologist Zahava ( Love, Struggle and Change ) collects a splendid variety of tales, some fiction, some autobiography, with the common theme of women overcoming fear. Among the diverse challenges the protagonists face are surviving a car accident, obtaining an illegal abortion, changing schools at age 10, facing old age in a nursing home or the prospect of a bleak widowhood. Some selections are excerpts from well-known books like Beryl Markham's West with the Night , others are by such established authors as Margaret Atwood and Grace Paley, but there is fresher material as well. In ``A Window on Soweto,'' Joyce Sikakane recalls her imprisonment with tough-minded clarity . Terri de la Pena's ``A Saturday in August'' shows a Chicana overcoming sexual prejudice to make a new friend at an ERA Walkathon. Female characters of all ages and backgrounds speak out here, in tones ranging from naive or inspirational to sophisticated. `` Contributors ' Notes'' include a listing of each author's work. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved