by Molly Abramowitz

Bloodletting: A Mind at Midlife

“I was the Nile rising up and fertilizing the ground,” writes Lois Silverstein in Bloodletting: A Mind at Midlife (Red Shoes Press, 2314 Derby Street, Berkeley, CA 94705), an onrushing, compelling, intimate and chilling journal of a woman’s profundity, longing and fury unleashed when she hits age 50. Here is an excerpt:

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