Wendy L. Smith writes book reviews for The San Diego Union Tribune


An Actual Life by Abigail Thomas

Art Lessons: Learning from the Rise and Fall of Public Arts Funding by Alice Goldfarb Marquis

The Autobiography of My Mother by Jamaica Kincaid

The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls by Joan Jacobs Brumberg

A Woman's Place is in the Mall and Other Lies by Karen O'Connor

Ben by Max Schott

The Caretakers by Bernard Mathias

The Clay That Breathes: a Novella and Stories by Catherine Browder

Damage by Josephine Hart

Duck and Cover by Brenda Peterson

First Light by Peter Ackroyd

Home Bodies by Alicia Miller

I Cannot Get You Close Enough by Ellen Gilchrist

Interior Design by Philip Graham

Jump and Other Stories by Nadine Gordimer

The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan

Look Out for Hydrophobia by Betsy Wing

Midnight Lemonade by Ann Goethe

Montana Women by Toni Volk

Selected Stories by Alice Munro

Only Twice I've Wished for Heaven by Dawn Turner Trice

Passage Home by Alison McLeay

The Plains of Passage by Jean M. Auel

A Stranger's House by Brett Lott

Sugar Cage by Connie May Fowler

Surviving A Writer's Life by Suzanne Lipsett