Beyond The Book

Instead of adding to their shelves, consider a different approach to satisfying you book-loving friends’ literary needs this season with gifts that celebrate their passion for words. Or just keep all these goodies for yourself. Either way, you won’t go wrong!

    Book Review

    Victoria: A Life

    By A.N. Wilson

    This expansive new biography of the famed British monarch could use some women’s perspectives.

    Book Review


    Peyton Marshall

    In this debut novel set in the not-too-distant future, the sons of felons are locked up in “schools” before they’ve even committed a crime.

    Beyond The Book

    It’s Thanksgiving! What are you grateful for? Here at the Independent, we’re thankful for the following people in our lives who’ve impacted our reading, our writing, or simply our love of books. Today and every day, we’re in their debt.

    Book Blog

    Turning to books, not the paper, for reliable news.

    Book Review

    In this witty, well-written biography, an unknown Union sailor finally gets his due.

    Author Q&A

    In the author’s latest whodunit, a real-life Texas town hosts a cast of colorful fictional characters.

    Book Review

    The Boy Who Drew Monsters

    By Keith Donohue

    Prepare to sleep with one eye open — or not at all — after diving into this page-turning chiller.

    Book Review

    Beautiful You

    By Chuck Palahniuk

    A comic book drawn in words, this is one raunchy novel.

    Author Q&A

    An Interview with Mary Rickert

    By Craig Laurance Gidney

    Subtle sorcery and ghosts, both figurative and literal, haunt The Memory Garden, author Mary Rickert’s debut novel.

    Book Review

    Lovely, Dark, Deep: Stories

    By Joyce Carol Oates

    The prolific master storyteller doesn’t disappoint with her latest dazzling collection.