At age 76, Susan Faludi's father underwent sex reassignment surgery. When Stephen became Stefanie, the feminist writer sets out on a journey to better understand her father -- an exploration that becomes an inquiry into the meaning of identity.
Charlotte Bronte’s last and most autobiographical novel is a powerfully moving study of isolation and the pain of unrequited love, narrated by a heroine determined to preserve an independent spirit in the face of adverse circumstances.
- Amanda Anderson Caroline Donovan professor of English literature and chair of the department of English at Johns Hopkins University
- Susan Fraiman professor of English at the University of Virginia
- Jonathan Loesberg chair of the department of literature at American University
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