The Malta Independent 28 May 2017, Sunday

Books

'Roanoke Girls' is storytelling at its finest

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 14:13 Last update: about 19 days ago

Best known for her young adult novels, Amy Engel makes a strong foray into adult fiction with a gripping tale about the power and corrosiveness within families weighed down by the past. "The Roanoke...

Food is the true main course in 'Feast of Sorrow'

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 14:12 Last update: about 19 days ago

If true gastronomy resides at the intersection of food, art and culture, then Crystal King's debut novel can only be described as a gastronomical delight. Like much of the best in historical...

Fact to fiction: Boris Johnson's father pens Brexit thriller

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 14:10 Last update: about 19 days ago

In the thriller "Kompromat," a political earthquake is shaking Britain and the European Union, a populist tide is sweeping the West and a resurgent Russia is pulling invisible strings around the...

Wife of a swindler pays the price in 'Widow of Wall Street'

Monday, 8 May 2017, 15:23 Last update: about 25 days ago

How could she? How could the wife of a Wall Street swindler, a Bernie Madoff type, not walk out the door at first word that her husband has cheated their family, friends and hundreds of others out of...

'Refugees' is timely, timeless in telling of human stories

Saturday, 6 May 2017, 15:23 Last update: about 25 days ago

Viet Thanh Nguyen's new book, "The Refugees," is both timely, given the current debate about refugees in America, and timeless in its exploration of universal human struggles. This gorgeous...

Ohio governor, ex-GOP presidential candidate, publishes book

Friday, 5 May 2017, 15:22 Last update: about 25 days ago

The book, released Tuesday by Thomas Dunne Books, is roughly equal parts campaign-trail memoir, political biography and Kasich's own self-help therapy session for living in a post-Donald Trump...

Feast for the soul: Jim Harrison on wine and food

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 15:21 Last update: about 25 days ago

In 2004, Jim Harrison wrote an article for The New Yorker about a 37-course lunch he ate in France "that likely cost as much as a new Volvo station wagon." Fully expecting to be criticized, he offered...

Caitlyn Jenner talks of suicide, secrets in new book

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 15:20 Last update: about 25 days ago

Caitlyn Jenner opened up Monday about her frank new memoir detailing her now 2-year-old transition and the bumps along the way, including her three failed marriages, thoughts of suicide while she was...

'The Lost Order' by Steve Berry is gripping story

Friday, 28 April 2017, 15:07 Last update: about 2 months ago

"The Lost Order," Steve Berry's latest Cotton Malone adventure, combines the history of a secret society with a look inside the Smithsonian Institution - and it's terrific. Before the Civil War,...

'Inferno' brings insight and humanity to Ebola outbreak

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 15:05 Last update: about 2 months ago

In 2014, Dr. Steven Hatch, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, flew into a Liberian airport in the midst of the largest Ebola outbreak in history, donned...

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