Singapore Shelf

POETRY

BITTER PUNCH

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.


BITTER PUNCH By Loh Guan Liang

FICTION


THE CUCKOO CONUNDRUM By Grace Chia

THE CUCKOO CONUNDRUM


GRANDMA AND THE THINGS THAT STAY THE SAME By Eve Aw, illustrated by Tan Yun Ru

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.

CHILDREN'S

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.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 28, 2016, with the headline 'Singapore Shelf'. Print Edition | Subscribe