Waveform: Twenty-First-Century Essays by Women by Marcia Aldrich
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Waveform is a collection of thirty essays by women writers. Although these aren't all necessarily your typical version of the essay—some follow traditional form while other present their stories in an array of non-traditional forms. This speaks to the diversity of the women included in this collection.
The essays cover a wide range of topics, from things you would expect from specifically women writers such as the experience of childbirth, understand relationships, etc., and to other topics that aren't specifically related to women, but provide just as much thought-provoking stimuli while absorbing each essay. Many of the topics are serious, though they don't all leave the reader with a sense of dread at the end. More often than not, these essays explore suffering in a way that acknowledges it, tries to understand its existence, and moves on from there.
If you enjoy reading essays and enjoy the work of women writers, this collection is for you.
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