Beyond The Book

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

    Book Review

    Shards (The Prospero Chronicles)

    By FJR Titchenell and Matt Carter

    Characterization is the winner in the second book of this humans vs. horrors series.

    Independent Voice

    The publishing industry turns its eye toward travelers

    Author Q&A

    Read Lifted by the Great Nothing with a Coke and a smile…

    Book Review

    The Truth about My Success

    By Dyan Sheldon

    This "fun, frothy" story of rich-kid, poor-kid lookalikes makes for a terrific teen beach read.

    Beyond The Book

    Pulling back the curtain on DC-based Barrelhouse Books

    Book Review

    Imprecise language and a lack of Russian expertise mar this biography of the dictator's only girl.

    Book Review

    Raw, relatable characters make this collection of tales a winner.

    Author Q&A

    An Interview with Michelle Brafman

    By Melissa Scholes Young

    The author's debut novel examines the intersection of religion and three generations of mother-daughter relationships.

    Book Review

    The Meursault Investigation

    By Kamel Daoud; translated by John Cullen

    This provocative re-imagining of Camus' The Stranger gives the murdered Arab a voice — and a name.