5 Most Popular Posts: April 2016

  • May 5, 2016

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

5 Most Popular Posts: April 2016

  1. A review by Virginia Pasley of Jessica Knoll’s Luckiest Girl Alive. We covered this novel in July 2015. Word must’ve finally gotten out.

  2. An interview with Robert Weil by Ronald K.L. Collins. When the uber-successful editor-in-chief/publishing director of Liveright talks, people listen. Or at least click.

  3. A review by Sarah Stodola of Cathy Alter and Dave Singleton’s CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing, and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush. If yearning to know who our favorite scribes once lusted after is wrong, we don’t want to be right.

  4. A review by Tom Glenn of Joshua Hammer’s The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts. Bookworms have long suspected librarians are superheroes; the ones chronicled here deserve especially glittery capes.

  5. A review by Philip K. Jason of Ellen Prentiss Campbell’s The Bowl with Gold Seams. Jason called this “magnificently structured debut novel” a “startling success.” Happily, his critique of it finished in the medals, too.

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