Booklist, USA (starred review)

In Hewitt’s third commanding biography of an overlooked French woman…she recounts with enriching detail and narrative drive Bonheur’s absolute dedication to her work and independence, vividly establishing the tumultuous social and political contexts in which Bonheur overcame entrenched misogyny and negative views of lesbianism…Hewitt’s rousing biography will propel a resurgence of appreciation for Bonheur and her achievements.