Quiet Desperation, Savage Delight

Book Review

Quiet Desperation, Savage Delight

By David Gessner

A humble, heartfelt guide to making life better for ourselves and our planet.

Feature
A Look Ahead: 5/29/22

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

    The New Builders

    Book Review

    The New Builders

    By Seth Levine and Elizabeth MacBride

    Do nontraditional entrepreneurs hold the key to America’s economic success?

    Feature

    Our Week in Reviews: 5/28/22

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

    Book Review

    You Have a Friend in 10A: Stories

    By Maggie Shipstead

    You Have a Friend in 10A: Stories

    This new collection will delight readers while keeping them on edge.

    Poetry Review

    On Poetry: May 2022

    New collections to make life more lyrical.

    Book Review

    Salka Valka

    By Halldór Laxness; translated by Philip Roughton

    Salka Valka

    A gutsy Icelandic girl battles to rise above her circumstances.

    Book Review

    Blood and Ruins: The Last Imperial War, 1931-1945

    An intriguing reassessment of what really fueled WWII.

    Podcast

    Authors on Audio: Hasanthika Sirisena

    An occasional series in which writers speak for themselves.

    Author Q&A

    An Interview with Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry

    The debut novelist talks Chekhov, the USSR, and the allure of writing in English.

    Book Review

    Ma and Me: A Memoir

    By Putsata Reang

    Ma and Me: A Memoir

    A queer Cambodian American woman grapples with being disowned.