Beyond The Book

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

    Beyond The Book

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

      Book Review

      The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession

      Dana Goldstein

      An engaging account of how the hurdles faced by beleaguered educators are nothing new.

      Book Review

      A new look at the man behind the myth of Stonewall Jackson and his role in the Civil War

      Beyond The Book

      Meet Maryland-based indie bookstore Mystery Loves Company

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      Kill My Mother

      Jules Feiffer

      Expressive art and storytelling (not to mention several tall, mysterious women) highlight this noir graphic novel.

      Book Review

      What’s the most dominant species on the planet? Hint: It isn’t us.

      Author Q&A

      In The Angel of Losses, author Stephanie Feldman uses a unique blend of history, lore, magic, and faith to take us on a journey through tragedy and loss to ultimate redemption.

      Poetry Review

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

      Book Review

      The Undertaking

      Audrey Magee

      A soldier at war. A wife at home. The ravages of Nazi Germany.

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      Remarkable Plants That Shape Our World

      Helen and William Bynum

      Exploring the profound — and often unappreciated — importance of plants in our lives.