Beyond The Book

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


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

      Book Review

      Skookum Summer: A Novel of the Pacific Northwest

      Jack Hart

      A disgraced journalist returns to his roots to investigate a suspicious death.

      Beyond The Book

      July is Anti-Boredom Month (who knew?). In its honor, we offer 15 hilarious reads that’ll keep you entertained — sans ennui — during your downtime.

      Book Review

      Boy on the Edge

      Fridrik Erlings

      A bullied boy faces cliffs, real and metaphorical, at the edge of Iceland.

      Book Review

      Blinded by love to a liar and thief, Ruby Lambert struggles to avoid the truth.

      Book Blog

      Are we destined to encounter the same authors over and over again?

      Book Review

      Now I See You

      Nicole C. Kear

      Facing impending blindness, the author hides the disease from those closest to her and ends up just fooling herself.

      Book Review


      Mona Simpson

      A young boy obsessively eavesdrops to uncover the mysteries of his unraveling family and his mother’s new romance.

      Beyond The Book

      We here at the Independent love every piece we run. There are no winners or losers. Having said that, here are June’s winners.

      Book Review

      A man of many contradictions, the very private Francis Scott Key wrote the words that inspired a nation.