Book Review

Paradise in Chains: The Bounty Mutiny and the Founding of Australia

By Diana Preston

The story of Bali Ha’i, Captain Bligh, and Botany Bay.


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

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    Echo After Echo

    By Amy Rose Capetta

    Romance and backstage intrigue share the spotlight in this theatrical tale.


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


      Journalist/author David Ignatius does it again.

      Book Review

      The author’s second memoir searches the imagination with aesthetic, intellectual, and emotional force.


      The novelist earned the coveted prize for Sing, Unburied, Sing

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      Bonfire: A Novel

      By Krysten Ritter

      A 21st-century corporate scandal meets a small-town cover-up in this somewhat flawed debut.

      Author Q&A

      An Interview with Mike Maggio

      By Franco Tartaglia

      The author/poet talks process, polemics, and the power of collaboration.

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      100 Amazing Facts about the Negro

      By Henry Louis Gates Jr.

      An easy-to-read essay collection that’s far more than a trivia compendium.

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      The Safe House: A Novel

      By Christophe Boltanski; translated by Laura Marris

      A Parisian manse becomes a metaphorical frame for a century of memories.