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Let’s Talk About Death by Steve Gordon and Irene Kacandes


This book was introduced to me by a fellow writing pal when she read my letter to the press on the subject ‘The Art of Dying”, in which I lamented the stigma of talking about death in a death avoidance … Continue reading

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The Face – Strangers on a Pier by Tash Aw


I missed his last public appearance due to work and was delighted to learn of this event at a popular indie bookshop. While the evening at the small book shop, where he spoke so softly I couldn’t hear, standing in … Continue reading

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Emily of Emerald Hill by Stella Kon


An opportunity to meet with famous playwright Stella Kon came up yesterday and I quickly grabbed hold of my son’s secondary two literature text and finished it in a day in order to be ready for the meeting at the … Continue reading

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Emily of Emerald Hill by Stella Kon


An opportunity to meet with famous playwright Stella Kon came up yesterday and I quickly grabbed hold of my son’s secondary two literature text and finished it in a day in order to be ready for the meeting at the … Continue reading

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A Slice of Life by Eugene Loh


I was at the inaugural book launch of Volume 1 and before I knew it. he has launched Volume 5 and I was invited to his breakfast launch. What I like about this volume and others are the bite size … Continue reading

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Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden


After reading The Girl With Seven Names which I reviewed here, (https://vickychong.wordpress.com/2016/01/03/the-girl-with-seven-names/) my son suggested I read this book that he has sitting on his shelf. With North Korea in the news lately, I was intrigued by the people’s resilient that … Continue reading

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Room by Emma Donohue


  I bought this book some years ago just on a whim and tried to read it twice before I put it aside. With the good review of the movie, I tried a third time and surprisingly finished it in … Continue reading

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