Beyond The Book

A peek at what's coming up in the Independent this week.

    Beyond The Book

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

      Book Review

      Lay It on My Heart: A Novel

      Angela Pneuman

      A teenage girl navigates the uncertainty of adolescence while trying to make sense of her family and her faith.

      Book Review

      Goldman recounts his late-in-life journey to become a cellist and, in the process, he reminds us to never stop learning.

      Author Q&A

      Like snuggling in a comfy chair with a good book and a cup of tea, Niall Williams’ History of the Rain is a delicious treat for readers.

      Book Review

      The story of the maple syrup industry told within the boundaries of one year, one harvest, and one family.

      Beyond The Book

      What do literary types have queued up on their nightstands and ready to read before lights-out? We asked a couple of them, and here’s what they said.

      Book Review

      The From-Aways

      CJ Hauser

      Two women meet in a small town, both seeking answers to questions that surprise and hurt them.

      Book Review

      Author Maya Lang attempts a modern take on the classic Ulysses.

      Beyond The Book

      It’s hard to believe, but 2014 is halfway over. Below, some of the Independent’s staffers share the best books they’ve read so far this year. Here’s hoping the next six months offer just as many amazing titles!

      Book Review

      The Fracking King

      James Browning

      Hale Academy, the boys’ boarding school at the center of James Browning’s debut novel, The Fracking King, is a dark place in more ways than one.