The Malta Independent 20 June 2018, Wednesday

Books

'Annie's Bones' by Howard Owen is stylishly written

Friday, 8 June 2018, 08:36 Last update: about 12 days ago

"Annie's Bones" (Permanent Press), by Howard Owen Grayson Melvin was just 18 when Annie, the girl of his dreams, broke up with him in a North Carolina college parking lot. Weeping, she ran from...

19th-century plant pioneer changed how America eats

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 08:34 Last update: about 16 days ago Associated Press

"The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats" (Dutton), by Daniel Stone. Who knew avocados, citrus and cherry blossoms had a...

The man who cannot forget returns in Baldacci's 'The Fallen'

Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 08:31 Last update: about 16 days ago Associated Press

"The Fallen" (Grand Central Publishing), by David Baldacci In David Baldacci's "The Fallen," Amos Decker, who had a terrible head injury while playing football, can recall all of his memories to...

(Ri)ġenerazzjoni

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 12:27 Last update: about 15 days ago

"Truth or dare?" What would you choose? A group of six teenagers huddled together one evening in a public garden are playing Spin the Bottle (without a bottle), but not one of them opts for...

'The Art of the Wasted Day' explores silence and solitude

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 08:29 Last update: about 14 days ago Associated Press

"The Art of the Wasted Day" (Viking), by Patricia Hampl Critically praised Patricia Hampl invites readers to take a journey to explore the idea of a life steeped in leisure without...

'Space Odyssey' robustly explores Kubrick's '2001'

Monday, 4 June 2018, 08:26 Last update: about 16 days ago Associated Press

"Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece" (Simon & Schuster), by Michael Benson Fifty years ago, moviegoers had their minds blown by director Stanley...

Words of praise for great cooking, great cooks

Friday, 1 June 2018, 09:39 Last update: about 19 days ago Associated Press

"The Best Cook in the World: Tales from my Momma's Table," (Alfred A. Knopf), by Rick Bragg. Rick Bragg's latest book — "The Best Cook in the World" — is unusual enough in its...

'Our Little Secret' is remarkable debut by Roz Nay

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 10:16 Last update: about 20 days ago

"Our Little Secret: a Novel" (St. Martin's Press), by Roz Nay Ten years ago, in the little town of Cove, Vermont, a quiet girl named Angela Petitjean fell in love with the dashing captain of the...

Julian Lennon's environmental books hope to 'empower' kids

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 10:14 Last update: about 21 days ago Associated Press

— For Earth Day, Julian Lennon hopes to lay the foundation for a whole new crop of environmentalists. He just has to wait a decade or two before they bloom. The firstborn son of the late...

An Epic Journey

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, 11:30 Last update: about 22 days ago Coryse Borg

Professor Joseph M. Pirotta thinks of himself first and foremost as an educator. He graduated as a teacher from St. Michael's Institute of Education, and later studied English and history at the...

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