The Malta Independent 24 July 2017, Monday

Books

Virus fears fuel chilling 'Before This is Over'

Sunday, 18 June 2017, 14:07 Last update: about 2 months ago

Author Amanda Hickie was living in Canada when severe acute respiratory syndrome - SARS - hit Toronto in 2003. The panicked response to that outbreak, spread first by travelers returning from Asia and...

Thayer intertwines complicated love stories in new novel

Saturday, 17 June 2017, 14:06 Last update: about 2 months ago

Having the ability to puzzle through the complexities of a budding romance is a useful skill. Things get a bit more complicated when everyone else in your life also struggles with his or her own...

'Since We Fell' shows the power of introspection and love

Friday, 16 June 2017, 14:05 Last update: about 2 months ago

Dennis Lehane's crime fiction has highlighted some of the most insightful looks at parenting ("Gone Baby Gone"), mental health ("Shutter Island"), loss of innocence ("Mystic River") and the life of...

Homecoming: Jill Eisenstadt ends long hiatus as novelist

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 14:04 Last update: about 2 months ago

Before she could finally complete that third novel, Jill Eisenstadt had to break a self-imposed rule: no more books set in her native Queens. Blame it in part on a Columbia University professor...

'Full Wolf Moon' by Lincoln Child is quite chilling

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 13:56 Last update: about 2 months ago

One-half of the writing team of Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child delivers his latest novel featuring Jeremy Logan, a man who seems to attract paranormal phenomena wherever he goes. In "Full Wolf...

Tait tackles millennial friendship in 'Fake Plastic Love'

Friday, 9 June 2017, 15:50 Last update: about 3 months ago

Having the ability to determine if someone is truly genuine or posing as a replica of himself is something college graduates try to master before heading off to the real world. Sadly, being the...

Stern dishes on celebrity gossip in 'According to a Source'

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 15:49 Last update: about 3 months ago

Do you ever wonder how celebrity gossip outlets uncover all that juicy info? How can media sources gain access and report on the private moments of Hollywood starlets? The job is a huge undertaking,...

'Notes on a Banana' takes readers on coming-of-age journey

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 15:48 Last update: about 3 months ago

Much has been contributed to the cannon of first-person literature on anxiety and mental health disorders. But David Leite, a James Beard Award-winning food writer and cookbook author, offers a...

Winawer explores passionate love story in 'Scribe of Siena'

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 15:51 Last update: about 3 months ago

When Beatrice Trovato's brother dies unexpectedly, the accomplished neurosurgeon takes a leave of absence to settle his affairs. Traveling to Siena proves a welcome distraction from the hustle and...

"It's Always the Husband" is riveting novel

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 15:46 Last update: about 3 months ago

Relationships - whether marriage or friendship - have the power to enrich lives or destroy them. Some relationships do both as Michele Campbell shows in her riveting novel "It's Always the...

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