Book Review

Arcadian Nights: The Greek Myths Reimagined

By John Spurling

A unique, sometimes tedious retelling of ancient tales


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


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

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      In Another Life: A Novel

      By Julie Christine Johnson

      A tale of redemption, love, and time-travel in the South of France

      Author Q&A

      Three & Out

      By Joye Shepperd

      A trio of questions for Hannah Rothschild

      Book Review

      Chaos of the Senses

      By Ahlem Mosteghanemi; translated by Nancy Roberts

      A diaphanous Algerian tale as lush and evocative as a poem.

      Book Review

      The Ex: A Novel

      By Alafair Burke

      Can a savvy defense lawyer exonerate her former fiancé accused of murder?

      Book Review

      Taking a hard look at the U.S. and other countries' ill-conceived embrace of confinement.


      We here at the Independent love every piece we run. There are no winners or losers. But all kidding aside, here are January’s winners.

      Book Review

      What happens when your spouse’s need to go incognito makes you invisible, too?

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