Books written by and about strong women

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This is the Radio Boston rundown for Dec. 27. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Over a century ago, a Latvian immigrant and Boston resident calling herself Annie Londonderry became the first woman to ride a bicycle around the world. Her remarkable and complicated story is at the center of the book called "Spin ... A Novel Based On A (Mostly) True Story." In this revisited conversation, author Peter Zheutlin joins us to share more of her story beyond the headlines.
  • We revisit our conversation with Brandeis Professor Anita Hill about her new book, "Believing: Our Thirty Year Journey To End Gender Violence."
  • It might be easy to spot heroines on the silver screen, but women in myths and fairytales were not so lucky. We revisit this conversation on how women from Troy to New York City are heroines in their own right with Maria Tatar, author of the book, "The Heroine with 1001 Faces."

This program aired on December 27, 2021.

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