The Malta Independent 24 April 2018, Tuesday

Books

New book on the Baroque Age

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 09:15 Last update: about 26 days ago

Consisting of 10 chapters and four appendices, this new book on the Baroque Age presents the reader with a universe of the mental attitudes of diverse Baroque personae towards a wide variety of...

Lippman's 'Sunburn' is intriguing mystery

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 12:55 Last update: about 29 days ago Associated Press

"Sunburn" (William Morrow), by Laura Lippman Laura Lippman's versatility as a writer ascends to a new level with her excellent 22nd novel, "Sunburn," which ignites as a classic hard-boiled...

Lexie Elliott's 'The French Girl' is tangled mystery

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 12:53 Last update: about 28 days ago Associated Press

"The French Girl" (Berkley), by Lexie Elliott Friendship, love, murder, drugs: What could go wrong? It should have been a carefree week in a French farmhouse for Katie, her boyfriend and four...

Tina Alexis Allen's storytelling proves riveting in memoir

Monday, 26 March 2018, 12:51 Last update: about 29 days ago Associated Press

"Hiding Out: a Memoir of Drugs, Deception, and Double Lives" (Dey Street Books), by Tina Alexis Allen Tina Alexis Allen grew up harboring a secret from her 12 older siblings and devout Catholic...

Winfrey picks novel 'An American Marriage' for book club

Sunday, 25 March 2018, 11:33 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

Tayari Jones, whose novel "An American Marriage" has been chosen for Oprah Winfrey's book club, will always remember that phone call from last October. She was driving in Las Vegas, expecting to...

Subject matter of Zadie Smith's 'Feel Free' ranges wide

Saturday, 24 March 2018, 11:30 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

"Feel Free: Essays" (Penguin Press), by Zadie Smith The subject matter of Zadie Smith's newest collection of essays, "Feel Free," ranges wide. She addresses world issues from the perspective of...

Oral history of 'The Wire' provides fans with insights

Friday, 23 March 2018, 11:29 Last update: about 2 months ago Associated Press

"All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire" (Crown Archetype), by Jonathan Abrams The now-celebrated television series "The Wire" attracted few viewers and was virtually snubbed by the...

The Kappillan of Malta... in Gozo

Friday, 23 March 2018, 08:04 Last update: about 2 months ago

Wistin Born’s translation of Nicholas Monsarrat’s The Kappillan of Malta will be launched at San Lawrenz, Gozo. It was precisely here, where he had lived for the last ten years of his...

Alfred Hitchcock remains an influence on crime writers

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 11:27 Last update: about 2 months ago

As he wrote what has become one of the top-selling novels so far in 2018, "The Woman in the Window," the author who calls himself A.J. Finn was thinking of a certain master of suspense: Alfred...

Erratic Chicano writer who vanished focus of new documentary

Wednesday, 21 March 2018, 11:48 Last update: about 2 months ago

Oscar Zeta Acosta, a volatile Mexican-American writer who was the real-life inspiration for Hunter S. Thompson's Dr. Gonzo in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," is the focus of a new VOCES/PBS...

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