By Loh Guan Liang
Ethos Books/ Paperback/ 92 pages/$16 before GST/Major bookstores and from www.ethosbooks. com.sg
This collection comprises poems that are quiet and composed ruminations on love, loss and conflict.
THE CUCKOO CONUNDRUM
By Grace Chia
Ethos Books and Nanyang Technological University/Paperback/ 42pages/$10 before GST/Major bookstores and from www. ethosbooks. com.sg In this snappy, vivid tale, two cousins deal with homesickness and alienation as they move between Singapore and Britain.
The book can also be bought as part of a boxed set ($25 before GST) that contains four other chapbooks by writers who were part of the NTU-NAC Writing Residencies, run by the Nanyang Technological University Division of English and co-funded by the National Arts Council.
GRANDMA AND THE THINGS THAT STAY THE SAME
By Eve Aw, illustrated by Tan Yun Ru
Epigram Books/ Paperback/ 32 pages/$14.90 before GST/Major bookstores and from epigrambooks.sg With its quirky illustrations, this book on a young girl's encounter with her Grandma - who asks the same questions each reunion dinner - is a fun read on what it means to be family.