The Malta Independent 22 November 2019, Friday

Books

'The Shape of Night' invokes classic gothic suspense

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 10:01 Last update: about 19 hours ago Associated Press

"The Shape of Night" (Ballantine), by Tess Gerritsen In "The Shape of Night" by Tess Gerritsen, a writer named Ava Collette attempts to escape a tragic event in Boston by fleeing to a remote area...

‘Beltin: Stejjer minn nies minsija’

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 11:48 Last update: about 2 days ago

Valletta, we're always told, was a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen. We all grew up on stories about the Knights, and the nobles and their glorious architecture. But what about the rest of the...

From the victims to the perpetrators

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 11:46 Last update: about 2 days ago Noel Grima

We studied it at school in its original Maltese version - Taht in-nar (1949) - but re-reading it now in its Italian version I could remember nothing of the original book. This is a work of love,...

Genre-bending bio of Thomas Edison is highly illuminating

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 09:33 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

"Edison," Random House, by Edmund Morris The late Edmund Morris, a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer known for his willingness to brush aside the norms of his genre if it suited his narrative...

Cha's story is about race, redemption and forgiveness

Monday, 18 November 2019, 10:40 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

"Your House Will Pay: a Novel," Ecco, by Steph Cha The "house" in Steph Cha's riveting first stand-alone novel references many types of houses. There is the home in which you live, but house also...

Author crafts glimpse into the future in 'Synapse'

Saturday, 16 November 2019, 09:33 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

"Synapse" (Thomas Nelson), by Steven James In "Synapse" by Steven James, it is 30 years into the future and artificial intelligence has advanced to the point where robots called Artificials can...

Sue Monk Kidd's next novel imagines a married Jesus

Friday, 15 November 2019, 10:03 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Sue Monk Kidd's next novel is very much a work of fiction. "The Book of Longings" is the fourth novel by the author known for such best-sellers as "The Secret Life of Bees" and "The Invention of...

'Good Man Gone Bad' is dark, brooding tale

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 10:30 Last update: about 7 days ago Associated Press

"Good Man Gone Bad: An Aaron Gunner Mystery," Prospect Park Books, by Gar Anthony Haywood Twenty years ago, novelist Gar Anthony Haywood abandoned private eye Aaron Gunner to focus on other...

Ali Wong's raunchy humour charms in 'Dear Girls'

Wednesday, 13 November 2019, 13:53 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

"Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life," Random House, by Ali Wong In comedian Ali Wong's "Dear Girls," Wong opens by declaring that she was nervous to...

The perfect book for Christmas: Milied Imħawwad

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 09:44 Last update: about 9 days ago

Milied ImħawwadBy Ingelin Angerborn and Per GustavssonTranslated by Ġorġ Mallia and Marie Louise Kold What Rutan really, really wanted for Christmas was her friend Elsa to move...

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