Beyond The Book

We here at the Independent love every piece we run. There are no winners or losers. Having said that, here are August’s winners.

    Book Review

    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell

    A teenage runaway is drawn into a mysterious contest between good and evil in this labyrinthine novel.

    Book Review

    A Grizzly in the Mail and Other Adventures in American History

    Tim Grove

    A Smithsonian educator discusses the problems of presenting history to the public.

    Book Review

    All I Have in This World

    Michael Parker

    Lives intersect on a used car lot.

    Beyond The Book

    It’s back-to-school time! As teens across the country head to English class, they’ll surely be assigned a reading list. Here are five books that should be on it, but probably aren’t.

    Book Review

    A partisan of the English side in the Hundred Years War details the history and significance of its battles.

    Book Review

    The Stager

    Susan Coll

    How do you sell a home that no one wants? Susan Coll’s latest novel, The Stager, is a comedy set in the Washington, DC, suburbs that focuses on a family victim to a stale real estate market.

    Book Blog

    Can you really hate the artist but love the work?

    Book Review

    The notoriously reclusive author Harper Lee opens up to a visiting journalist and begins a 14 year friendship.

    Author Q&A

    In case being Steve Jobs' long-lost sister or the inspiration for a character on “The Simpsons” isn't interesting enough for you, Mona Simpson is also a very good writer.