Singapore Book Club: A Different Sky

November 23, 2010 at 4:43 pm Leave a comment

The Singapore Book Club, organized by the National Book Development Council of Singapore, will be hosting its final session of 2010 in a discussion of Meira Chand‘s recent novel A Different Sky.

A Different SkyFrom the publicity copy:

Singapore: a trading post where different lives jostle and mix. It is 1927 and three young people are starting to question whether this inbetween island can ever truly be their home.

Mei Lan comes from a famous Chinese dynasty but yearns to free herself from its stifling traditions; Howard seethes at the indignities heaped on his fellow Eurasians by the colonial British; and Raj, fresh off the boat from India, wants only to work hard and become a successful businessman.

As the years pass, Singapore falls to the Japanese. While suffering the agonies of occupation, the three are thrown together in unexpected ways, and tested to the breaking point.

A page-turner, A Different Sky succeeds in giving a panoramic view of pre-independence Singapore and getting readers to connect with the principal characters who fought their own wars to get through the tumultuous years. Join us as author Meira Chand shares about her experiences in researching and writing A Different Sky.

Other guests include Prof Koh Tai Ann and Deepika Shetty.

The session will take place on Friday, 3 December at 7:00 p.m. in the Earshot Cafe at The Arts House.

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Teachers In-Charge:
Mrs Rosalind Lee (SC)
Mdm Chan May Lun
Mdm Shieh Le-shiang
Mrs Kris Koo (Senior AO)
Mrs Wang Meng Juan (AO)

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Kervin Tay (Vice-Chairman)
Ian Wong (Training & Recruitment)
Zach Wang (Public Relations)
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