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The City Holds Us

“It is necessary to find one’s own way in New York. New York City is not hospitable. She is very big and she has no heart. 121 more words


Spinster: Making a Life of One's Own - Kate Bolick

Author: Kate Bolick
Rating: 4.6 Stars
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Where to buy: Amazon | BN | Strand

When you hear the word “spinster,” what first comes to mind? 692 more words

Book Minded Mag

Spinster's Beautiful Cover Design Draws More Interest Than Content

Spinster’s Beautiful Cover Design Draws More Interest Than Content

a book review by

Erica Tuggle

If we were judging Spinster by its book cover, this one would be a home run. 364 more words

on my bookshelf: reading the dead

I’ll let you in on a secret: when I first started the master’s program at Columbia, I felt small. I felt stupid. Here I was surrounded by people who’d attended the finest private schools and the most prestigious of Ivy’s, who were as well-versed in contemporary fiction as in obscure 14th Century poets, and I was a reformed banker who read Bret Easton Ellis and the dead. 523 more words



Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own by Kate Bolick

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A fascinating look at the lives of single women over the last 150 years or so, through the eyes of a young journalist coming to terms with the by now outdated expectation that women must be married to lead happy and fulfilling lives. 214 more words


James Holden: The satisfaction of short stories

I’ve just finished reading The Granta Book Of The Irish Short Story. It’s a cracking anthology, and has introduced me to some writers that I want to investigate further – especially Maeve Brennan (her entry is… 537 more words



“Whom to marry, and when will it happen–these two questions define every woman’s existence, regardless of where she was raised or what religion she does or doesn’t practice … even if the answers are nobody and never.” – Spinster… 417 more words

Charlotte Perkins Gilman