The Malta Independent 24 July 2017, Monday

Books

Characters are well-drawn in Paul Doiron's 'Knife Creek'

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 15:32 Last update: about 27 days ago

Maine's backcountry is being invaded by feral hogs. Hordes of drunken, half-naked college students are partying up and down the winding Saco River. A teenager who disappeared years ago is about to be...

'Big Bang Theory' star shares her wisdom in 'Girling Up'

Monday, 26 June 2017, 15:30 Last update: about 27 days ago

Mayim Bialik plays smart on TV's "The Big Bang Theory" and is smart in real life, with a Ph.D. in neuroscience as evidence. She joins her intelligence with experience in "Girling Up: How to be...

Sandberg wants to change the conversation about death

Friday, 23 June 2017, 15:38 Last update: about 2 months ago

On their last day together, the Silicon Valley elite couple Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg were sunbathing and playing the popular strategy board game The Settlers of Catan on the iPad. It was...

Roxane Gay's memoir of living in a large body

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 15:37 Last update: about 2 months ago

At her heaviest, Roxane Gay weighed 577 pounds. In her powerful, at times harrowing, new memoir, "Hunger," Gay explains how she got that way and what it's like to live "trapped in a cage" of her own...

Honeyman's 'Eleanor Oliphant' is endearing, whip-smart read

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 15:36 Last update: about 2 months ago

Eleanor Oliphant has her life together, or so she would like you to believe. She works in an office, she binge drinks alone every weekend in her apartment and wears gloves indoors when her eczema...

'He Said/She Said' is a thriller to savor

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 15:35 Last update: about 2 months ago

A solar eclipse attracts devoted followers who travel to the best sites to witness the phenomenon, aided by online forums, maps and social media. These eclipse chasers, who relish "celestial...

'Apollo 8' tells thrilling story of moon mission

Monday, 19 June 2017, 15:32 Last update: about 2 months ago

In "Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon," author Jeffrey Kluger takes readers inside the capsule of the Apollo 8 mission, the first one to journey to the moon and back,...

One Day When I am Younger by Jacob Burak

Monday, 19 June 2017, 14:38 Last update: about 2 months ago

In this new book, 'One Day, When I am Younger', Jacob Burak examines in his witty and lucid way the motives and decision-making processes that we overlook when routinely reflecting upon our...

The 1676 plague in Malta

Monday, 19 June 2017, 14:37 Last update: about 2 months ago Noel Grima

On Christmas Eve 1675, Dr Giacomo Cassia was called in to examine an eleven-year old girl who was running a very high temperature. The girl, Anna, died on 28 December. She was the first victim of...

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