Book Blog

In this year of writing, the author vows to up her game.

Book Review

Gunpowder Moon

By David Pedreira

In the year 2072, will a murder committed on the moon lead to all-out war between America and China?

Book Review

How America Lost Its Secrets

By Edward Jay Epstein

Is the infamous leaker a patriot or pariah? A veteran author tries to untangle the truth.


A peek at what's on tap in the Independent this week.

Book Review

Not a Scientist

By Dave Levitan

In the war of ideas, truth-dodging pols tend to value intentions over probabilities.


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

Book Review

A scholarly look at the behind-the-scenes machinations that went into crafting the seminal aid program.

Poetry Review

A monthly feature that looks at books of and about poetry.

Book Review

Eat the Apple: A Memoir

By Matt Young

Making sense of the psychological trauma caused by war.

Book Review

When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

By Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele

The woman who launched a movement shares her story.