Long John Silver Vol. 1: Lady Vivian Hastings by Dorison, Xavier; Mathieu Lauffray (Illus.)
Twenty years after the events of Treasure Island, Lady Vivian Hastings knocks on Dr Livesey's door. Her hated husband has sent word from the Amazon: He has found the fabled city of Guiana-Capac, and his brother is to sell the entire domain to pay for an expedition, dispossessing Vivian in the process. So the lady has come to seek the one man who can help her: Long John Silver…
Cinebook Recounts Vol. 2: The Falklands War by Rideau, J; B. Asso; D. Chauvin; M. Uderzo
In 1982, conflict erupts between Great Britain and Argentina, putting important forces into play. Argentina decides to seize the Falkland Islands, which had been occupied by the United Kingdom since the beginning of the 19th century. On April 2, an island landing of Argentine forces succeeds, taking the government of Margaret Thatcher by surprise. Argentina asserts its sovereignty over the Islands. While hoping for a diplomatic solution, No. 10 Downing Street prepares a large-scale operation to regain control of the Falkland Islands. Along with the use of traditional combat techniques, these operations also provide an extraordinary test of modern electronic weaponry.
Yakari Vol. 8: Yakari And The White Fleece by Derib (Illus.)
A strange eagle has wounded a brave from Yakari's tribe and stolen his talisman. To recover it and allow the man to wake from his unnatural slumber, young Yakari will have to climb a mountain to find the eagle's nest. Forced to go alone when Little Thunder can't follow anymore, he will have to make new friends-with sure feet and warm coats-and brave the majestic bird's proud anger.
Donovan Twins: Olympic Mind Games by Ronsson, Robert
2012 - Britain is gripped by Olympic Games fever, the world has a climate crisis, and his twin sister is an Olympic swimming sensation, but 13-year-old Jack Donovan has something much more worrying on his mind. A sinister face from Jack's nightmare has appeared as a game icon on his computer and he is convinced a superior intelligence is responsible. The supposedly simple computer game becomes hypnotic and draws him in, totally. Someone or something is playing mind games. Hiding out in the safest place in the UK - London's Olympic Village - Jack is fighting a force committed to global destruction. When the survival of the planet is at stake and there's only one person in the world you can trust, would you be able to stay in the game?
Bitter Suites by Fong, Otto
A rip-roaring horror tale set in modern-day Singapore and Thailand, where the ancient has bled its way into the modern.
Joy Luck Club, The by Tan, Amy
Four mothers, four daughters, four families whose histories shift with the four winds depending on who's "saying" the stories. In 1949 four Chinese women, recent immigrants to San Francisco, begin meeting to eat dim sum, play mahjong, and talk. United in shared unspeakable loss and hope, they call themselves the Joy Luck Club. Rather than sink into tragedy, they choose to gather to raise their spirits and money. Forty years later the stories and history continue. With wit and sensitivity, Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful, often tender, and always deep connection between mothers and daughters.
Opposite Of Fate, The: Memories Of A Writing Life by Tan, Amy
This is an innovative visual approach to learning and using basic Chinese phrases. Find key phrases fast in this effective survival language guide for real-life situations. Galleries of words and pictures make it easy to find key basic Chinese vocabulary at a glance and help you remember what you've seen. No prior knowledge required so you can learn phrases to help you find your way around, eat out, shop and go sightseeing. Plus, an easy-to-use pronunciation guide for every word and phrase.
Hundred Secret Senses, The by Tan, Amy
Set in San Francisco and in a remote village of Southwestern China, Amy Tan's The Hundred Secret Senses is a tale of American assumptions shaken by Chinese ghosts and broadened with hope. In 1962, five-year-old Olivia meets the half-sister she never knew existed, eighteen-year-old Kwan from China, who sees ghosts with her "yin eyes." Decades later, Olivia describes her complicated relationship with her sister and her failing marriage, as Kwan reveals her story, sweeping the reader into the splendor and violence of mid-nineteenth century China. With her characteristic wisdom, grace, and humor, Tan conjures up a story of the inheritance of love, its secrets and senses, its illusions and truths.
Playing Pretty by Tan, Euginia
This is Eugenia Tan's second poetry collection.
Songs About Girls by Tan, Euginia
This is Eugenia Tan's debut poetry collection. In 2007, at the age of sixteen, she was diagnosed with severe depression. She currently actively speaks out on issues related to mental health issues for youth.
An Imitation Of Life by Solomon, Laura
An Imitation of Life takes the reader into a bizarre world where the extraordinary characters are lively distortions of people we may know. Aside from cockroach-eating Celia, Uncle Ed can "disappear" himself as well as objects in his magic show. Her adoptive parents Barry and Lettie together run the Butchette, a building created from the remains of Barry's Butchery and Lettie's Laundrette after the earthquake.
Man's Last Song by Tam, James
In Man's Last Song, the human race faces imminent extinction. The year is 2090. The global population has shrunk to less than half a million; median age about 60. After 40 years of near-universal sterility, humanity is vanishing while the rest of the planet makes a healthy comeback. A few survivors in Hong Kong face the challenge of adjusting to life as post-modern savages, rediscovering instincts that have long been suppressed by civilisation. To these post-modern cavemen and cavewomen dwelling in the concrete remains of an empty metropolis, life has become a lonely journey of self-discovery in which they reassess also mankind.
To Eastern Lands: Reflections In Prose, Photographs And Verse Of A Journey From Melbourne To Bombay, Beijing, And Other Exotic Destinations by Liu, Sophronia
To Eastern Lands features prose, photographs and verse from the 1960s onwards about a Melbourne boy who became increasingly involved in Asia. The prose passage sets out the social, cultural and intellectual context in which this young Melbournian matured and developed from grammar school student to diplomat and author. The focus expands from personal and romantic relationships through to diplomatic incidents and international politics, including satirical views of the often cliché-laced language of politicians and academics.
Ivy Ma: This Room Is Not Still, Selected Works 2000-2012 by Ivy Ma
this room is not still is a monograph of works by Ivy Ma. With essays and interviews by colleagues and cultural writers, generously illustrated with documentations of her installation, photographic works to palimpsest drawings, this catalogue explores Ma's art in six different themes over a decade.
Shrimp People, The by Shelley, Rex
Singapore 1956. Bertha was from a Portuguese Eurosian family. Pa was in 'the force' and, together with Ma, Eric, and Beryl, her life revolved around Sunday Masses, school, hockey, Christmases, weddings and family gatherings, where one danced, flirted with the boys or simply hung around the bar reminiscing the good old days. But the cold winds of change were blowing. Political violence and racial riots spilled onto the streets threatening to end forever the peaceful lifestyle of a fragile community. Against this backdrop of fear and uncertainty, Bertha is dragged into a deadly game of terrorism and espionage.
Saint Jack by Theroux, Paul
Award-winning writer Paul Theroux explores the darker underside of the community of expatriates in Southeast Asia in this compelling and strikingly honest novel. Jack Flowers, saint or sinner, caught a passing bumboat into Singapore and got a job as a water-clerk to a Chinese ship chandler. Now, on the side, he offers girls (indeed 'anything, anything at all') to tourists, sailors, residents and expatriates, but he is haunted by his lack of worldly success and his fifty-three years weight heavily on him.
Understanding Christian Revivals by Robert M. Solomon; Michael Poon (Ed.)
Bishop Robert Solomon’s book offers a concise and highly readable introduction to the nature and theology of revival. Bishop Solomon is keenly aware of the concerns of ordinary church-goers over the baffling aspects of revivals. He anticipates some of their frequently asked questions and addresses them with pastoral sensitivity. I recommend it especially to anyone seeking spiritual guidance in discerning between genuine and questionable revivals.
The Cross In Asia by Vishal Mangalwadi; Takamitsu Muraoka; Carver Yu
The three essays in this volume by Vishal Mangalwadi, Takamitsu Muraoka and Carver T. Yu were presented originally as the 2008 Annual Lectures of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia (CSCA), the mission research arm of Trinity Theological College, Singapore.
Yellow Emperor's Cure, The by Kunal Basu
Lisbon, 1898: philandering surgeon Antonio Maria discovers his father is dying of syphilis, scourge of both rich and poor. Desperate to find a cure, he sets sail for Peking. But Antonio encounters the alluring Fumi, and finds a woman he cannot leave behind. As he wrestles with his disbelief in irrational Chinese views about illness, and helplessly falls into an erotic obsession with Fumi, violence breaks out across China. Antonio must decide whether to flee - or stay in China and discover for himself if the cure he has been chasing is merely a myth.
Book Of Fate, The by Saniee, Parinoush
A teenager in pre-revolutionary Tehran, Massoumeh is an ordinary girl, passionate about learning. Hamid, Massoumeh's husband, is a political dissident and a threat to the Shah's oppressive regime and when the secret service arrive to arrest him, it is the start of a terrifying period for Massoumeh. Her fate, so long dictated by family loyalty and tradition, is now tied to the changing fortunes of her country. Spanning five turbulent decades of Iranian history, from before the 1979 revolution, through the Islamic Republic and up to the present, The Book of Fate is a powerful story of friendship and passion, fear and hope - and a rare insider's view of Iranian society.