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A Short History of Women

A Novel

By Kate Walbert

A Short History of Women
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2009,
    256 pages.

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  • Portia A. (Mount Laurel, NJ)


    A book for every woman
    I enjoyed this book very much. I am a 77 year old woman who has lived through much of the time period of the women in the story. I found the characters very real and I found myself caring for them, and I think, understanding what they were trying to say. They were not perfect people but who of us are?
  • Patricia W. (Richmond, VA)


    A Short History of Women
    I had a difficult time actually giving this book an overall rating. There were some parts of it that were so engaging as to be almost mesmerizing but other sections were completely blah, boring and almost incomplete. The chapter transitions between characters were not easy to follow. In fact, the family tree at the beginning of the book was a constant reference point for me. Dorothy Trevor and Evelyn were great stories of women in transitional times and all they believed in and suffered for their causes were tales well told. These stories rated a 5. The later generation not so and rated much lower. These sections seemed hurried and rather dull in comparison. All in all, this was an informative but inconsistent book.
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