Book Review

Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension

By Matt Parker

Hop on this mathematical tour bus for a fun look at numbers, formulas, and the occasional card trick.

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

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

      Book Review

      Winter Street

      By Elin Hilderbrand

      A family navigates endless zany situations in this comedic drama that will make you want to visit Nantucket at Christmastime (or anytime).

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      Isabella: the Warrior Queen

      By Kirstin Downey

      This compelling, thoughtful biography humanizes the iconic Spanish monarch.

      Author Q&A

      Skin Deep Magic is a unique short-story collection. In it, author Craig Laurance Gidney combines “new weird” and “magical realist” sensibilities to craft deep character explorations that probe the nature of identity. He discusses his work here.

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      The Global War on Morris

      By Steve Israel

      A satire of post-9/11 national security stirs empathy, but not outrage.

      Book Blog

      The tonic against tragedy.

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      The Wild Truth

      By Carine McCandless

      A sister strives to correct her brother’s story, but finds you can never define the whole truth for someone.

      Author Q&A

      Back in 2003, Sarah Janssen was a lowly intern at The World Almanac. Today, she helms the masthead as senior editor. Here, she discusses what it takes to create and maintain the seminal book of facts.

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      A criminal profiler seeks a mass murderer while confronting her own mother’s psychopathic history.