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To See The Stars by Jan Andrews (Guest Post by Lana Shupe)

Reviewing this book To See the Stars by Jan Andrews on International Women’s Day seems particularly poignant given the story between the covers. This story encompasses the fight for the rights of women garment workers after the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire in 1911 that killed 123 women who were trapped there. Women exercising their right to strike even before they were allowed the right to vote.

Refuge by Merilyn Simonds

After a life that rubbed up against the century’s great events in New York City, Mexico, and Montreal, 96-year-old Cassandra MacCallum is surviving well enough, alone on her island, when a young Burmese woman contacts her, claiming to be kin.