The Malta Independent 18 August 2018, Saturday

Books

Film favourites Bruce Lee, Sterling Hayden shine in new books

Saturday, 18 August 2018, 08:32 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

"Bruce Lee: A Life" (Simon & Schuster), by Matthew Polly, and "Sterling Hayden's Wars" (University Press of Mississippi), by Lee Mandel Martial arts icon Bruce Lee wanted to be known around...

Dan Fesperman's 'Safe Houses' is superior thriller

Friday, 17 August 2018, 08:26 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

"Safe Houses: a Novel" (Knopf), by Dan Fesperman In "Safe Houses," author Dan Fesperman superbly melds a character-strong espionage thriller with a suspenseful mystery that also aligns with the...

A sense of sadness permeates 'It All Falls Down'

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 08:25 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

"It All Falls Down" (William Morrow), by Sheena Kamal Canadian author Sheena Kamal continues to show how cultural touchstones reverberate into adulthood in her intriguing look at Vancouver...

'You Were Made for This' explores marriage and parenting

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 08:22 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

"You Were Made for This" (Little, Brown), by Michelle Sacks Appearances sometimes are not just deceiving but can hide fissures so deep and fractured that tragedy can seem a surprise when it...

Author Susan Wiggs celebrates unexpected love story

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 08:21 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

"Between You & Me" (William Morrow), by Susan Wiggs Reese Powell is an up-and-coming physician who struggles with the decision to continue her parents' dynasty in pediatric medicine, even...

'The Anomaly' slowly simmers as story groundwork is set up

Friday, 10 August 2018, 11:33 Last update: about 12 days ago

"The Anomaly: a Novel" (Grand Central Publishing), by Michael Rutger Rumors have swirled that early in the 20th century an explorer on the Colorado River discovered a cavern high up in the rocks...

Mystery after mystery builds in 'The Pharaoh Key'

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 11:31 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

"The Pharaoh Key" (Grand Central Publishing), by Preston & Child Gideon Crew as nothing left to lose, so he decides to go out with a bang in "The Pharaoh Key," Preston & Child's latest...

'Little Women' and author Alcott resonate 150 years later

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 11:30 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

A century and a half before the #MeToo movement gave women a bold, new collective voice, Louisa May Alcott was lending them her own. Society had far different expectations of women in 1867, when...

Kenneth Johnson's 'The Darwin Variant' is engaging novel

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 11:28 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

"The Darwin Variant" (47North), by Kenneth Johnson When scientists calculate that a comet will impact Earth, chaos reigns, but the worst is yet to come in Kenneth Johnson's sci-fi thriller, "The...

The Maltese constitutional and human rights law

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 11:12 Last update: about 11 days ago Noel Grima

This is the second volume in the series The Maltese Legal System and is as welcome as the first volume. Professor Attard has taken upon himself the task of writing the first textbook on Maltese...

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