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Unsung heroes

The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste is a tale of war but the story is not about men

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Ordinary lives

Veteran Anne Tyler’s latest work is one of the 13 titles on this year’s Booker longlist 

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True stories, real lives

SINGAPORE (July 9): They say the stories that stick with us the most are the ones which truly happened.

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Fight to Fatherhood

Playwright and writer James Thoo had always wanted to be a father. His own complex relationship with his nononsense, tough-love father made him more determined to have children.

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Lustrous but a tad long

SINGAPORE (June 26): The final volume of Hilary Mantel’s fictional series on Thomas Cromwell has solid prose that resurrects past events, giving them a force that envelops readers

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Love in the time of Covid

SINGAPORE (June 19): The stories of great romances have long titillated, teased and tantalised.

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A dose of irreverent humour

Author David Bobis has just released his latest book — a collection of humorous illustrations that is irreverent, in-your-face and (sometimes) unashamedly crude.

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Exploring the realms of sci-fi and fantasy

SINGAPORE (May 29): For fans of the science fiction and fantasy genre, these books are like a spaceship, taking us far away from the “circuit breaker” lockdowns and outside our increasingly

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Apropos of censorship + scandal

Woody Allen’s on-off-on memoir is set to widen opinions about whether he is a brilliant filmmaker-cum-writer or a classic nebbish 

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Literary heroines

Women in books have a way of leaping off the page and into the life of readers, bringing lessons that stick

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