Book Review

Love, Hate & Other Filters

By Samira Ahmed

In this winning debut, a Muslim teen weathers a terrorist attack, a first love, and her parents' disapproval.


The African-American Section

By Joye Shepperd

Black lives matter on the streets and on the shelves.

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    Love You — Literarily

    By Tara Laskowski

    What do the characters we fall for say about us?

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    Divided We Stand

    By Marjorie J. Spruill

    A timely recollection that feels especially charged given the current political climate.

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    The Pulitzer-winning reporter recounts the pitfalls of proffering an opinion.

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    An extraordinarily ordinary woman and the causes she fought for

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    Peach: A Novel

    By Emma Glass

    This spare tale of rape and redemption packs an outsize punch.


    Author Q&A

    The journalist explains why the elderly are so much happier than the rest of us.

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    Two legal scholars explain the guardrails that keep commanders-in-chief in check.


    We here at the Independent love every piece we run. There are no winners or losers. But all kidding aside, here are January’s winners.