Book Review

The Back of the Turtle

By Thomas King

Heavy themes are handled lightly in this playful, wonderfully readable novel by a gifted indigenous author.

Author Q&A

An Interview with Robert Jackson Bennett

By Craig Laurance Gidney

Robert Jackson Bennett's latest novel views the real-world issues of colonialism, xenophobia, and racism through the lens of “new weird” fantasy.

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    Vaccine Nation: America’s Changing Relationship with Immunization

    By Elena Conis

    This book explores the social history of vaccination in the United States and reveals an underlying political agenda.

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    This heartfelt ode to inoculations dismisses concerns about vaccines.

    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.

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    An engaging account of how the hurdles faced by beleaguered educators are nothing new.

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    A new look at the man behind the myth of Stonewall Jackson and his role in the Civil War

    Beyond The Book

    Meet Maryland-based indie bookstore Mystery Loves Company

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    Kill My Mother

    Jules Feiffer

    Expressive art and storytelling (not to mention several tall, mysterious women) highlight this noir graphic novel.

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    What’s the most dominant species on the planet? Hint: It isn’t us.