Tori Amos, whose new memoir arrives May 5, was often portrayed as a scorned woman by a male-dominated music press. Now, the North Carolina-born singer-songwriter is getting her due, along with contemporaries like Alanis Morissette and Fiona Apple, thanks to a major reassessment of the music of the 1990s by fans and critics.

Ms. Morissette, once derided by music critics, is the focus of a Broadway musical. Ms. Apple’s “Fetch the Bolt Cutters,” the singer-songwriter’s latest sparse, challenging album, was released last month…

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