Voices To Be Heard: Celebrate Black Women All Yearlong with These Noteworthy Titles

An essential collection for readers and students of black history and literature; an ambitious, electrifying memoir; a bawdy, laugh-out-loud tell-all with a liberal dose of heart; a much-needed addition to the endless catalog of celebrity memoirs; highly recommended for those interested in race, ethnicity, and social commentary

Staging Shakespeare | Arts & Humanities Reviews, October 1, 2016

Playgoers needing a reference guide before and/or after going to the theater will be delighted; actors and directors working on the plays will enjoy Wells’s insights; this ­readable account shows that Shakespeare is universal

Shakespeare’s First Folio | Arts & Humanities Reviews, May 1, 2016

Two exceptional explorations of Shakespeare’s First Folio, considered by some to be the most important English literature book in history

What Is the Greatest British Novel Ever Written? Hint: The Author Is a Woman

A BBC Culture poll of 82 international book critics named George Eliot’s Middlemarch as the greatest British novel ever written. Women writers performed especially well, making up nearly 40% of the top 100 books.