Book Review

This Is How It Begins: A Novel

By Joan Dempsey

A WWII survivor comes to terms with her past when witnessing the struggles of her gay grandson in contemporary America.

Book Review

Overload: Finding the Truth in Today’s Deluge of News

By Bob Schieffer with H. Andrew Schwartz

The veteran journalist offers a handbook for informed citizens and considers how we can all do better next time.

    Poetry Review

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

    Book Review

    The sequins and tassels were about much more than fashion.

    Author Q&A

    The international-relations expert talks whistleblowers, the CIA, and the danger of putting too many military men in charge.

    Book Review

    The cathartic laugh/cry we all need, even if it’s painful.

    Feature

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

    Book Review

    Lou Reed: A Life

    By Anthony DeCurtis

    This well-balanced biography separates the man from the icon.

    Book Review

    To the Back of Beyond

    By Peter Stamm; translated by Michael Hoffman

    Without so much as a goodbye, a Swiss man leaves his wife and family to become a vagabond

    Feature

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

    Book Review

    Russia reinvents itself in recurring cycles, and this memoir from the famed journalist recounts one of the shortest