The Malta Independent 16 January 2019, Wednesday

Books

John McPhee is at his brilliant best in 'The Patch'

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 08:41 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

"The Patch" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by John McPhee Eighty-seven and 33. That's the age of John McPhee and the number of books he's written, counting his latest, "The Patch." One could...

Maltese novel bags top Cover Design Award

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 09:09 Last update: about 1 day ago

2019 kicked off brightly for Maltese novelist James Vella-Bardon, when his stirring debut 'The Sheriff's Catch' won the respected eBook Cover Design Award on Wednesday 9 January. This monthly award is...

Accounting for 30+ years in public life

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 09:07 Last update: about 1 day ago Noel Grima

This is, one might say, Ugo Mifsud Bonnici's political autobiography from his beginnings as the son of Il-Gross to his first political experiences in the 1960s, to the years in Opposition, then for...

Anima: An extraordinary life plotted out in numbers

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 09:01 Last update: about 1 day ago

Merlin Publishers has just published your third novel, Amina. Who is Amina?  Amina is a 15-year-old orphan who lives in a children's home. She has a passion for mathematics and has just...

In 'Seduction,' Howard Hughes' Hollywood no haven for women

Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 08:39 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

"Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood" (Custom House), by Karina Longworth Hollywood history for the #MeToo movement, Karina Longworth's "Seduction" is an astute and...

'Broken Ground' gives new insight to Scotland's role in war

Monday, 14 January 2019, 08:30 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

"Broken Ground" (Atlantic Monthly Press), by Val McDermid The past is always in the present for Edinburgh Detective Chief Inspector Karen Pirie, making her fifth appearance in Val McDermid's...

Joanna Gaines tells how to make a house a home in new book

Friday, 11 January 2019, 08:59 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

Joanna Gaines, known for her cozy-yet-cool designs including open-concept floor plans, farmhouse sinks and sliding barn doors, admits having to scale back on the vision of her own home in Waco, Texas,...

A look at the books which have inspired literary classics

Thursday, 10 January 2019, 08:58 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

Behind every great book are the books which influenced it. The "micro-learning" app and platform blinkist.com has been compiling literary sources for such classics as "A Clockwork Orange,"...

Musician Jeff Tweedy displays sense of humour in his memoir

Wednesday, 9 January 2019, 08:56 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

"Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)" (Dutton), by Jeff Tweedy In his memoir, "Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)," Jeff Tweedy, frontman of the American rock band Wilco, displays a sense of humour that his...

Baldacci introduces readers to Atlee Pine in new thriller

Tuesday, 8 January 2019, 08:54 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

"Long Road to Mercy: an Atlee Pine Thriller"(Grand Central Publishing), by David Baldacci David Baldacci introduces readers to FBI Special Agent Atlee Pine in his latest thriller, "Long Road to...

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