Once again, Lyn Lifshin proves her intrepid ability to guide us into a woman’s inner hopes, fears, desires, contemplations, and loves. With her unique crafting skills, and with unfaltering detail and intimacy, she reveals three remarkable women of ancient history and legend. We meet Enheduanna, the first woman to sign her name to her poetry; Scheherazade, who told stories to keep herself alive one night at a time; and Nefertiti, considered one of the most beautiful women in any era. Lifshin takes us, with surprising ease, into their hearts, and you will be moved and delighted as they lean in to whisper in our ears.
—Karen Neuberg, Associate Editor, First Literary Review East