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.

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      An idiosyncratic look at the future first president's genius in holding his army together.

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      Across the China Sea: A Novel

      By Gaute Heivoll; translated by Nadia Christensen

      A short tale of an altruistic Norwegian family that packs an emotional wallop.

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      Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit

      By Chris Matthews

      This new biography charts the politician’s transformation from ruthless strategist to advocate for the dispossessed.

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      Trouble’s afoot in the frigid North, so the intrepid investigator bundles up and gets to the bottom of it.

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      An authoritative chronicle of the gruesome era when religious dissenters met their end at the stake.

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      Gorbachev: His Life and Times

      By William Taubman

      An accessible portrait of a decent, idealistic statesman.

      Poetry Review

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

      Author Q&A

      The journalist/author talks professional influences, unconventional characters, and the trickiness of managing multiple plot lines.