Book Review

Just Like the Movies

Kelly Fiore

Two teenage girls seek big-screen solutions to their real-life problems.

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The Independent loves all banned books on principle alone. Still, in honor of Banned Books Week, here are seven that deserve special mention.

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    Bittersweet

    Colleen McCullough

    Four sisters, with little but each other, fight to overcome limited opportunities in the face of the Great Depression.

    Beyond The Book

    The 16th annual Fall for the Book festival welcomes more than 150 authors to the area September 11-18, 2014, with events throughout the DC region. Why should you attend? Here are five good reasons.

    Beyond The Book

    Lovers of subversive literature, rejoice! It’s Banned Books Week! In honor of this year’s observance — which runs Sept. 21-27 — the American Library Association offers these ideas for celebrating your favorite controversial reads.

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    Panic in a Suitcase

    Yelena Akhtiorskaya

    A sharp eye and endless wit make for a delightful cross-cultural debut novel.

    Beyond The Book

    Congratulations to 2014’s fiction nominees for the National Book Award! In the spirit of “Great minds think alike,” here’s a rundown of the nominated titles we’ve reviewed so far this year.

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    The Empty Quarter

    David L. Robbins

    A tense military thriller proves hard to put down and impossible to forget.

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    Stone Mattress: Nine Tales

    Margaret Atwood

    Margaret Atwood returns to the short story genre with her latest collection of nine tales that brilliantly and playfully reveal the darker shadings of human experience.

    Beyond The Book

    On this day 227 years ago, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention released the text of a new charter of government. They had wrangled since late May, through a sweltering summer, to produce a document that carried deep flaws and great virtues. To mark Constitution Day, we offer a list of five great books about America’s seminal manuscript.

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    A popular skeptic puts a secular spin on the mystical.