5 Most Popular Posts: March 2019
- April 3, 2019
We here at the Independent love every piece we run. There are no winners or losers. Seriously, though, here are March’s winners.
- The 2019 Washington Writers Conference. From the agent listings and schedule of events to everything in between, readers were all over our conference pages this past month. They must suspect what we already know: Space is filling up fast. (Click here to register while there’s still time!)
- Talmage Boston’s review of First: Sandra Day O’Connor by Evan Thomas (Random House). “When Ronald Reagan nominated his new acquaintance, Sandra Day O’Connor, to become the first female justice on the United States Supreme Court, he described her to the American people as ‘a person for all seasons.’ Evan Thomas’ stellar new biography, First: Sandra Day O’Connor, proves that President Reagan’s early assessment of his nominee totally hit the mark.”
- Kitty Kelley’s review of Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law by Preet Bharara (Knopf). “Preet Bharara writes that you will not find God or grace in legal concepts or in formal notions of criminal justice. But be assured that you’ll find God and grace in this fascinating book.”
- Robert Allen Papinchak’s review of Milkman: A Novel by Anna Burns (Graywolf Press). “Strip away what some may see as obfuscating language, and Milkman is basically a coming-of-age romance, a bildungsroman with the Irish Troubles of the 1970s as a backdrop. The novel is more a psychological and sociological study of a nameless 18-year-old girl than an overview of a significant historical period.”
- Terry Zobeck’s review of Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks by Stephen Davis (St. Martin’s Press). “Stevie Nicks, whom Rolling Stone once proclaimed the ‘reigning queen of rock ‘n’ roll’ has led a remarkable and interesting life, succeeding in an industry dominated by powerful men while establishing a strong artistic vision and style. Here, Davis has written a compelling and fascinating account of her life. If you’ve been touched by Nicks’ music, you’ll enjoy this book.”