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Aunty Lee S Delights

Author : Ovidia Yu
ISBN : 9780062227164
Genre : Fiction
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This delectable and witty mystery introduces Rosie "Aunty" Lee, feisty widow, amateur sleuth, and proprietor of Singapore's best-loved home-cooking restaurant After losing her husband, Rosie Lee could have become one of Singapore's "tai tai," an idle rich lady. Instead she is building a culinary empire from her restaurant, Aunty Lee's Delights, where spicy Singaporean meals are graciously served to locals and tourists alike. But when a body is found in one of Singapore's tourist havens and one of her guests fails to show at a dinner party, Aunty Lee knows that the two events are likely connected. The murder and disappearance throws together Aunty Lee's henpecked stepson, Mark, his social-climbing wife, Selina, a gay couple whose love is still illegal in Singapore, and an elderly Australian tourist couple whose visit may mask a deeper purpose. Investigating the murder are Police Commissioner Raja and Senior Staff Sergeant Salim, who quickly discover that Aunty Lee's sharp nose for intrigue can sniff out clues that elude law enforcers. Wise, witty, and charming, Aunty Lee's Delights is a spicy mystery about love, friendship, and food in Singapore, where money flows freely and people of many religions and ethnicities coexist peacefully, but where tensions lurk just below the surface, sometimes with deadly consequences.
Category: Fiction

Aunty Lee S Deadly Specials

Author : Ovidia Yu
ISBN : 9780062338334
Genre : Fiction
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Rosie “Aunty” Lee, the feisty widow, amateur sleuth, and proprietor of Singapore’s best-loved home cooking restaurant, is back in another delectable, witty mystery involving scandal and murder among the city’s elite. Few know more about what goes on in Singapore than Aunty Lee. When a scandal over illegal organ donation involving prominent citizens makes news, she already has a list of suspects. There’s no time to snoop, though—Aunty Lee’s Delights is catering a brunch for local socialites Henry and Mabel Sung at their opulent house. Rumor has it that the Sung’s fortune is in trouble, and Aunty Lee wonders if the gossip is true. But soon after arriving at the Sung’s house, her curiosity turns to suspicion. Why is a storage house she discovers locked? What is the couple arguing about behind closed doors? Where is the guest of honor who never showed up? Then, Mabel Sung and her son Leonard are found dead. The authorities blame it on Aunty Lee’s special stewed chicken with buah keluak, a local black nut that can be poisonous if cooked improperly. Aunty Lee has never carelessly prepared a dish. She’s certain the deaths are murder—and that they’re somehow linked to the organ donor scandal. To save her business and her reputation, she’s got to prove it—and unmask a dangerous killer whose next victim may just be Aunty Lee.
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Aunty Lee S Chilled Revenge

Author : Ovidia Yu
ISBN : 9780062416506
Genre : Fiction
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Rosie “Aunty” Lee—feisty widow, amateur sleuth and proprietor of Singapore’s best-loved home cooking restaurant—is back in another delectable, witty mystery set in Singapore. Slightly hobbled by a twisted ankle, crime-solving restaurateur Aunty Lee begrudgingly agrees to take a rest from running her famous café, Aunty Lee’s Delights, and turns over operations to her friend and new business partner Cherril. The café serves as a meeting place for an animal rescue society that Cherril once supported. They were forced to dissolve three years earlier after a British expat killed the puppy she’d adopted, sparking a firestorm of scandal. The expat, Allison Fitzgerald, left Singapore in disgrace, but has returned with an ax to grind (and a lawsuit). At the café one afternoon, Cherril receives word that Allison has been found dead in her hotel—and foul play is suspected. When a veterinarian, who was also involved in the scandal, is found dead, suspicion soon falls on the animal activists. What started with an internet witch hunt has ended in murder—and in a tightly knit, law-and-order society like Singapore, everyone is on edge. Before anyone else gets hurt—and to save her business—Aunty Lee must get to the bottom of what really happened three years earlier, and figure out who is to be trusted in this tangled web of scandal and lies.
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Meddling And Murder An Aunty Lee Mystery

Author : Ovidia Yu
ISBN : 9780008222413
Genre : Fiction
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Rosie ‘Aunty’ Lee, amateur sleuth and proprietor of Singapore’s best-loved home-cooking restaurant, finds herself in the middle of a missing person’s case while trying to help a friend.
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Singapore Literature And Culture

Author : Angelia Mui Cheng Poon
ISBN : 9781315307749
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Since the nation-state sprang into being in 1965, Singapore literature in English has blossomed energetically, and yet there have been few books focusing on contextualizing and analyzing Singapore literature despite the increasing international attention garnered by Singaporean writers. This volume brings Anglophone Singapore literature to a wider global audience for the first time, embedding it more closely within literary developments worldwide. Drawing upon postcolonial studies, Singapore studies, and critical discussions in transnationalism and globalization, essays unearth and introduce neglected writers, cast new light on established writers, and examine texts in relation to their specific Singaporean local-historical contexts while also engaging with contemporary issues in Singapore society. Singaporean writers are producing work informed by debates and trends in queer studies, feminism, multiculturalism and social justice -- work which urgently calls for scholarly engagement. This groundbreaking collection of essays aims to set new directions for further scholarship in this exciting and various body of writing from a place that, despite being just a small ‘red dot’ on the global map, has much to say to scholars and students worldwide interested in issues of nationalism, diaspora, cosmopolitanism, neoliberalism, immigration, urban space, as well as literary form and content. This book brings Singapore literature and literary criticism into greater global legibility and charts pathways for future developments.
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Our Lives To Live

Author : Kanwaljit Soin
ISBN : 9789814641999
Genre : Social Science
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Our Lives to Live: Putting a Woman's Face to Change in Singapore explores and documents how women's roles, choices, and voices in Singapore have changed in the last 50 years; how women, from all sectors of society, have helped to shape the Singapore we know today. The 31 chapters, some with a more academic slant, others with a distinctly personal tone, reflect the rich diversity and depth of women's contributions to Singapore's evolution in the last half century, and also point to the problematical areas that still need attention. The perspectives in this book are provided by three generations of women, and they put a human face — the woman's face — to the tremendous changes in Singapore society over the past 50 years. The authors include some of Singapore's most accomplished women in many different fields — Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob, political scientist and diplomat Chan Heng Chee, global women's activist Noeleen Heyzer, sociologist and politician Aline Wong, food ambassador Violet Oon, sports legend Pat Chan, law lecturer and playwright Eleanor Wong, and novelist Meira Chand. Contents:Fifty Years of Change and Struggle for Equality (Aline Wong)Women and an Age-Friendly Singapore (Angelique Chan)A Home-schooling in Financial Fitness (Audrey Chin)Preparing Our Children for the Future (Carmee Lim)My Life to Live (Chan Heng Chee)My Choices (Choo Wai Hong)Where Will Women Be in 50 Years? (Chye Shu Wen)The Coming Out of the Political Singaporean (Constance Singam)I'd Rather Be a Good Wife Than a Good Woman (Eleanor Wong)Street Smarts and Social Enterprise (Elim Chew)Women in Labour (Evelyn S Wong)Nurturing Nature (Geh Min)Cooking for Their Country (Gretchen Liu)We Must Have Women in Parliament (Halimah Yacob)Singapore Style (Jennifer Schoon)The Woeful Wombs of Singapore (Kanwaljit Soin and Margaret Thomas)The Gifted Who Discern and Say It for Us (Koh Tai Ann)Violence Against Women — From Shadows to Sanctuaries (Kokila Annamalai)Mothering and Parenting: The Superwoman Myth (Lai Ah Eng)Women in the Singapore Economy — The Inequalities Continue (Linda Y C Lim)Sing Women! (Madeleine Lee)Singapore's Women's Charter: Revolution or Evolution? (Malathi Das)Meetings with Remarkable Women — The Making of Lim Mei Lan (Meira Chand)Beyond Diplomacy — Women Creating Change Through the United Nations (Noeleen Heyzer)The Power of Sport (Pat Chan)Women of Faith and Advocacy (Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew)The Women in My Life: Ages of Wisdom (Renyung Ho)Domestic Labour in Singapore — The Long Road (Siti Nadzirah Samsudin and Braema Mathi)Childbearing in Singapore — Do We Have Real Choices? (Teo You Yenn)Two Sex Workers Speak (Vanessa Ho)A Woman's (Man's) Place is in the Kitchen (Violet Oon)Our Journey, Our History — The Milestones in the Path of Women in Singapore Readership: Southeast Asian and Singaporean history students; members of the general public who are interested in learning more about the trajectory of Singaporean women's struggles, contributions, and status over the past 50 years. Key Features:A vibrant and compelling collection of perspectives — some provocative, some a touch irreverent, all thoughtful and relevant — by women about women and their role and contributions to SingaporeAppealingly designed by well-known artist and illustrator, PK Cheng — with hand-drawn colour caricatures of each authorPart of the World Scientific Publishing 50 years of Singapore collection celebrating Singapore's half-century of independenceKeywords:Women;Singapore;50 Years pf Independence in Singapore;Ageing;Population;Fertility;Economy;Entrepreneurship;Labour Movement;Domestic Work;Civil Society;Women's Charter;Law;Sex Workers;Politics;International Diplomacy;Education;Singapore Literature;Food;Fashion;Culture;Sports;Religion
Category: Social Science

A Certain Exposure

Author : Jolene Tan
ISBN : 9789810788292
Genre : Fiction
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Satirical and sympathetic, political and personal, A Certain Exposure traces the adolescences of twin brothers Andrew and Brian, culminating in the explosive events leading to Andrew’s tragic death. This is a classic coming-of-age tale doubled across two vividly individual brothers, who struggle to navigate a complex tangle of relationships and coercive forces, cinematically interwoven with the yearnings and fears of an ensemble of mothers, fathers, cousins, friends and lovers both false and true. This wide-ranging debut beautifully presents the resonances and the ghosts of lost possibilities, as well as a gripping story of hope and betrayal.
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Singapore Noir

Author : Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan
ISBN : 9781617752810
Genre : Fiction
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The dark side of The Lion City is explored in a thrilling anthology that gives “plenty of new and unfamiliar voices a chance to shine” (San Francisco Book Review). The island city-state of Singapore harbors unique customs and traditions largely unknown to the West. A booming economy and embrace of conformity overshadow its gambling dens, red-light districts, and a collective passion for ghostly and gory tales. Now, in Singapore Noir, some of its best contemporary authors delve into its seedy side, including three winners of the Singapore Literature Prize: Simon Tay (writing as Donald Tee Quee Ho), Colin Cheong, and Suchen Christine Lim, whose contribution was named a finalist for the Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Award for Best P.I. Short Story. Eleven more tales showcase the talents of Colin Goh, Philip Jeyaretnam, Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, Monica Bhide, S.J. Rozan, Lawrence Osborne, Ovidia Yu, Damon Chua, Johann S. Lee, Dave Chua, and Nury Vittachi. “Singapore, with its great wealth and great poverty existing amid ethnic, linguistic, and cultural tensions, offers fertile ground for bleak fiction . . . Tan has assembled a strong lineup of Singapore natives and knowledgeable visitors for this volume exploring the dark side of a fascinating country.” —Publishers Weekly
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Aunty Ida S Full Service Mental Institution

Author : Isa-lee Wolf
ISBN : 1490464778
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You know that case on LawTV? The one where the judge lost it on national television? Yes, that was Margaret. But Ida – who insists you call her “Aunty Ida,” if you want to (no one ever seems to want to) – is there to help. That Margaret doesn't want her help doesn't dampen Ida's delight in playing with her mind-altering toys and calling it therapy. Besides, the courtroom thing was only a big deal because of the cameras. OK, so it was Margaret's courtroom, and yes, she was hearing the biggest case of her career, and yes, the LawTV commentators were all over it, but these things always get sensationalized. The restraining order her husband got against her was only temporary. So she's suspended. It's nothing she can't fix. Sure, Margaret has no idea who this Ida person is, but if she can get her to sign a form, she'll be back on the bench in no time. Unfortunately for Margaret, Aunty Ida knows exactly who Margaret is. And Margaret isn't going anywhere. With relentless optimism, Ida dives into curing Margaret of her problems, one odd treatment at a time. But Margaret knows there's nothing wrong with her. She was set up, and she's determined to prove it.
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