The Malta Independent 26 September 2017, Tuesday

Books

Julia Keller tackles heroin in 24-hour crisis

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 12:03 Last update: about 13 days ago

An ongoing theme in Julia Keller's superior series about Raythune County prosecutor Bell Elkins is how these West Virginia residents maneuver when jobs are scarce but drugs have overrun the area....

Release of Shortlist of National Book Prize 2017

Monday, 11 September 2017, 15:03 Last update: about 13 days ago

The National Book Council announces that the adjudication board of the 2017 edition of National Book Prize and Terramaxka Prize (for books published in 2016) has selected and communicated the...

Beyond the creaking reeds

Monday, 11 September 2017, 15:01 Last update: about 13 days ago

A poet is essentially a dreamer and many of his dreams thrive on hope, as his spirit floats restlessly all over, mostly in a metaphysical dimension of an idealism often shattered by grim...

The priest with two lives

Monday, 11 September 2017, 14:39 Last update: about 13 days ago Noel Grima

Horizons started its series of books about contemporary Maltese persons with the book about Dom Mintoff -which it subtitled Bejn storja u miti (Between history and myths). In the case of Mintoff, this...

Rob Reid's 'After On' is intriguing story

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 16:14 Last update: about 20 days ago

Author Rob Reid examines the world of social networking and how intrusive it can become in our daily lives in his latest sci-fi endeavor, "After On." A network called Phluttr seems harmless at...

"Paradise Valley" by C.J. Box is taut, suspenseful

Friday, 8 September 2017, 16:13 Last update: about 20 days ago

"Paradise Valley" reaches the same level of frightening realism that made C.J. Box's "The Highway" so terrifying. A sequel to that novel, "Paradise Valley," makes an excellent conclusion to Box's...

How Nora Ephron's comedies rebooted the rom-com

Thursday, 7 September 2017, 16:12 Last update: about 20 days ago

Did writer and director Nora Ephron really save the romantic comedy? Are the three movies detailed here - "When Harry Met Sally ...," ''Sleepless in Seattle" and "You've Got Mail" - really...

Blogger writes about gentrification of NYC

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 16:11 Last update: about 20 days ago

If you've lived in New York City for any period of time, you've likely seen the place change. People move in and out of the city, as if walking through a revolving door. Similarly, restaurants...

'Ancient Brews' reveals tasty history of alcohol

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 16:10 Last update: about 20 days ago

It's easy to find cold brews on summer days, but here's a twist: a journey back to the alcoholic beverages that people drank thousands of years ago. Patrick McGovern, a renowned scientist and...

'The Almost Sisters' tests bonds of family & friends

Saturday, 2 September 2017, 12:23 Last update: about 27 days ago

"The Almost Sisters" is, at its heart, a story about four generations of family. How author Joshilyn Jackson defines family, however, isn't just by bloodlines and gene pools. Describing the book...

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