Book Review

Beautiful You

By Chuck Palahniuk

A comic book drawn in words, this is one raunchy novel.

Author Q&A

An Interview with Mary Rickert

By Craig Laurance Gidney

Subtle sorcery and ghosts, both figurative and literal, haunt The Memory Garden, author Mary Rickert’s debut novel.

    Beyond The Book

    A peek at what's coming up in the Independent this week.

      Beyond The Book

      A quick recap of the books we’ve spotlighted in the past few days.

      Book Review

      Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories

      By Joyce Carol Oates

      The prolific master storyteller doesn’t disappoint with her latest dazzling collection.

      Book Review

      The seventh volume of Martin Luther King Jr.’s papers highlights King’s impact on civil rights and John F. Kennedy’s administration.

      Book Review

      The Dog: A Novel

      By Joseph O’Neill

      This much-anticipated follow-up novel falls far short of its predecessor.

      Beyond The Book

      It’s Geography Awareness Week! (We know, right?) So put down your globe and pick up these fascinating stories, all of which boast a vivid setting.

      Book Review

      Hear that? According to this engaging new book, it’s all part of the plan.

      Book Blog

      …for everyone on your gift list, that is.

      Author Q&A

      Richard Ford writes time-capsule books. His Frank Bascombe novels should be included in the next NASA probe sent deep into outer space. It will help residents of Planet Glort, on the other side of the Milky Way, better understand what it is to be a human on Planet Earth.