The Malta Independent 25 July 2017, Tuesday

Books

Waxman novel is interesting, if somewhat predictable

Saturday, 15 July 2017, 15:06 Last update: about 14 days ago

Widowhood was forced on Lilian Girvan without notice. Her husband Dan was struck and killed while jogging through the neighborhood one day. The tragic accident left Girvan and the couple's two young...

Mystery abounds in 'Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore'

Friday, 14 July 2017, 15:05 Last update: about 14 days ago

Matthew Sullivan's "Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore" is shocking, charming and thrilling from the opening scene. Lydia Smith, a compassionate bookstore clerk, is horrified one night when she...

Maum suggests we put down our digital screens in 'Touch'

Thursday, 13 July 2017, 15:04 Last update: about 14 days ago

We live in a generation where we view the world through a screen. Most of our professional and social lives are dominated by a laptop, smartphone, digital tablet, or high-definition television. In her...

Don Winslow's 'The Force' takes graphic look at NYPD

Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 15:04 Last update: about 14 days ago

Don Winslow takes a graphic and gritty look inside the world of the NYPD in "The Force." The complexity of the narrative starts right away, when the reader meets Denny Malone, a NYPD detective...

Didion revisits the past to illuminate the present

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 15:02 Last update: about 14 days ago

What is it they say about famous writers? They could publish their grocery list and it would be a best seller? "South and West" is not a grocery list, but a slim book consisting of excerpts...

Tension builds in Dean Koontz thriller 'The Silent Corner'

Saturday, 8 July 2017, 12:13 Last update: about 21 days ago

FBI agent Jane Hawk must go rogue and stay completely off the grid if she's going to uncover the truth behind a personal tragedy in Dean Koontz's latest gripping thriller, "The Silent...

Scholar offers insights into what makes Scandinavians tick

Friday, 7 July 2017, 12:12 Last update: about 21 days ago

Norway, Sweden and Denmark consistently rank at or near the top in global surveys of national contentment, prosperity and well-being. It's as if peaceful and progressive Scandinavia were a place of...

SKS Publishers at the Gozo summer book festival

Friday, 7 July 2017, 08:00 Last update: about 18 days ago

SKS Publishers are inviting book lovers to visit their stand at the ‘Summer Book Festival’  at Sir M. A Refalo Sixth Form, Victoria Gozo on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 July.  The...

'House of Names' is family drama on a mythic stage

Thursday, 6 July 2017, 12:12 Last update: about 21 days ago

In the days before the gods lost interest in human folly, King Agamemnon summoned his daughter Iphigenia to wed Achilles. His wife, Clytemnestra, believed his ruse and led their young daughter to what...

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