The Malta Independent 21 September 2017, Thursday

Books

Doctor who wrote 'The Care & Keeping of You' offers boy book

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 15:02 Last update: about 30 days ago

Attention boys: You will grow taller, sprout hair, sweat more, develop muscles, fight breakouts, acquire deeper voices and experience changes to your private parts. And those are just the...

'The Child' by Fiona Barton is an engaging tale

Sunday, 20 August 2017, 14:50 Last update: about 2 months ago

Fiona Barton brings back reporter Kate Waters from the best-selling "The Widow" and delivers another winner with "The Child." Waters has issues at her job since many people she works with at the...

Dave Eggers writes middle-school novel 'The Lifters'

Friday, 18 August 2017, 14:48 Last update: about 2 months ago

The author has written a fantasy novel for middle-schoolers, "The Lifters," the first of a two-book deal with Alfred A. Knopf. "The Lifters" is scheduled for March 27, 2018, the publisher told The...

Daughters reunite for dying mother in 'The Sunshine Sisters'

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 14:47 Last update: about 2 months ago

From the outside, Ronni Sunshine was the beautiful movie star fans adored. But to her three daughters, Nell, Meredith and Lizzy, she was aloof and self-absorbed. Now that she is facing the end of her...

'Afterlife' is mind-bending thriller

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 14:46 Last update: about 2 months ago

The line between life and death is a mere dimension that's easier to breach than previously thought in "Afterlife," Marcus Sakey's latest mind-bending thriller. FBI Agent Will Brody finds himself...

'Watch Me Disappear' is a suspenseful story

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 16:03 Last update: about 2 months ago

For some people, the idea of unconditional love is fraught with conditions, especially when a relationship has been built on lies and secrets as the superb "Watch Me Disappear" shows. Janelle...

'The Man of Legends' is an engaging novel

Friday, 11 August 2017, 16:02 Last update: about 2 months ago

Kenneth Johnson, who has worked on TV shows such as "The Six Million Dollar Man," ''The Incredible Hulk" and "V," adds to his repertoire with the engaging novel "The Man of Legends." A...

Jeff Abbott keeps readers on edge in 'Blame'

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 16:01 Last update: about 2 months ago

The girl who can't remember will be forced to seek answers she doesn't want to find in "Blame," Jeff Abbott's latest thriller. Two years earlier, a car crash killed her friend David and left Jane...

Hard to find a hero among 'People We Hate at the Wedding'

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 16:00 Last update: about 2 months ago

"The People We Hate at the Wedding" could have been titled, "The People You Wish Eloped." There was an expectation in the first few chapters of Grant Ginder's tale about how a family long plagued by...

Fact outhits fiction in 'Pride of the Yankees' book

Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 15:59 Last update: about 2 months ago

The movie "The Pride of the Yankees" is the kind of Hollywood hokum that makes us feel good. And there's nothing wrong with that - as long as we know life is usually more complicated than a Gary...

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