The Malta Independent 21 June 2018, Thursday


Artist, poet publish book about heroin overdose victims

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 11:28 Last update: about 3 days ago

A partnership between a poet and an artist who both lost loved ones to heroin overdoses started with similar phone calls at separate beaches four years ago. Mary Ellen D'Angelo-Lombardi was...

The science of the plot twist: How writers exploit our brains

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 11:26 Last update: about 4 hours ago The Conversation

Recently I did something that many people would consider unthinkable, or at least perverse. Before going to see “Avengers: Infinity War,” I deliberately read a review that revealed all of...

Author John Connolly reimagines comedian Stan Laurel in 'he'

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 11:23 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

"He: a Novel" (Quercus), by John Connolly Although never referred to by name, the he of the eponymous "he" is comedian Stan Laurel, who with Oliver Hardy, was half of Laurel and Hardy, one of the...

Amy Poeppel examines allure of Broadway in 'Limelight'

Monday, 18 June 2018, 11:22 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

"Limelight" (Emily Bestler Books), by Amy Poeppel Author Amy Poeppel examines the allure of Broadway and New York City in her second novel, "Limelight." The heartfelt story follows Texas...

'The Lonely Witness' explores neighbours of Brooklyn

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:28 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

"The Lonely Witness: a Novel" (Pegasus Books), by William Boyle Some of the most thoughtful crime fiction tackles issues of identity — how a person becomes the person they are and if they...

Survivor of 10-year Ohio captivity looks ahead in new book

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 10:27 Last update: about 10 days ago Associated Press

A woman who escaped years of physical and sexual abuse endured during a decadelong captivity in a Cleveland house has written a new book about recovering from her ordeal. Michelle Knight was one...

Sacred spaces

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 10:31 Last update: about 9 days ago Noel Grima

There is no denying that Baroque and Malta are intimately connected. The 17th and 18th centuries in particular saw a flowering of Baroque art in Malta due no doubt to the munificence of the Knights...

'Miss Subways' is a quirky novel by David Duchovny

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 10:25 Last update: about 9 days ago

"Miss Subways" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by David Duchovny Though primarily known for his acting roles in TV series such as "The X-Files," David Duchovny has the writing gene as well. "Miss...

'Wicked River' by Jenny Milchman is engrossing novel

Monday, 11 June 2018, 10:31 Last update: about 10 days ago Associated Press

"Wicked River: a Novel" (Sourcebooks Landmark), by Jenny Milchman Natalie Abbott has cold feet on her wedding day. She loves Doug Larson more than anything, but even now she doesn't know...

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