5 Most Popular Posts: March 2018
- April 5, 2018
We here at the Independent love every piece we run. There are no winners or losers. But all kidding aside, here are March’s winners.
- The Washington Writers Conference. Folks are starting to realize that time’s running out to register for DC’s premier authorial event, which includes a keynote speech by Bob Schieffer, insightful panels, and three one-on-one pitch sessions with agents. (Better click here now!)
- An interview with Deborah Levy. The two-time Booker Prize finalist has a new memoir coming out soon, which may explain all the clicks on this 2016 Q&A by Susan Storer Clark.
- Tania Heller’s review of The Baker’s Secret by Stephen P. Kiernan. “Brave, pragmatic, and defiant, Emma creates an underground network to help and feed those around her by bartering — and occasionally stealing, but ‘only from those who supported the occupying army.’ She learns to make deals and gains the trust of the villagers, bringing them sustenance and hope. When the Nazi captain starts uncovering the clandestine network, it takes all of Emma’s courage to persevere in the face of likely execution.” (We suspect the renewed interest in this novel has to do with its recent release in paperback.)
- Joel Looper’s review of To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism by Ross Douthat. “The crux of the problem, according to Douthat, is Pope Francis himself. Little by little, through Vatican appointments and sudden sackings, pregnant silences in response to theological questions, and, above all, his recent encyclical, amoris laetitia, the former Jorge Bergoglio has shown himself to be a theological revolutionary.”
- Romance Roundup. Readers’ enthusiastic response to Kristina Wright’s new monthly feature made our editorial loins tingle…