THE ADOPTED: STORIES FROM ANGKOR
By Heng Siok Tian, Phan Ming Yen, Yeow Kai Chai and Yong Shu Hoong
Ethos Books/Paperback/$20 before GST/Major bookstores and from www.ethosbooks.com.sg
Inscribed with surreal, otherworldly Cambodian art and wall carvings, this collection of short stories by four local authors was spawned after a sojourn to Siem Reap and the ruins of Angkor.
POETS ON GROWTH: AN ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY & CRAFT
Edited by Peter LaBerge & Talin Tahajian
Math Paper Press/Paperback/$21 before GST/From BooksActually
This anthology of diverse poems, each accompanied by biographies penned by the authors, resulted from a call for submissions by two American undergraduates on Tumblr. Includes an appearance by Singaporean poet Lee Jing-Jing.
FAITH IN ARCHITECTURE: 50 HOUSES OF WORSHIP IN SINGAPORE
Edited by Gul Inanc
Ethos Books/ perback/$23.36 before GST/Major bookstores and from www.ethosbooks.com.sg
From the pristine, stately blue and white facade of the Bahai Centre in Cantonment Road to the multi-coloured Thai-style Wat Ananda Metyarama Temple in Jalan Bukit Merah, this book of 50 essays looks at how religious architecture shapes and is shaped by faith here.
By Haresh Sharma
The Necessary Stage/Paperback/$15/ From Select Books, Books Kinokuniya and BooksActually or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Missed The Necessary Stage's 2014 production Poor Thing? Read the script instead. The story explores road rage by inviting audiences to view and comment on an accident via social media.
SECRETS OF SINGAPORE
By Lesley-Anne & Monica Lim/Epigram Books/Paperback/ $14.90 before GST/ Major bookstores
A breezy, fun trip through Singapore's history packed with trivia and tongue-in- cheek illustrations. It will make social studies less of a drag for even the most disaffected student.