SIBU: A local writer, Ann Chin Kit Suet (pic), will have her three books released for sale by Second Finance Minister Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh on Oct 12.
Ann, who spoke at a press conference yesterday, said the books were Dairy of a Bereaved Mother, From China to Borneo and Beyond, and Mail Order Bride.
Also at the press conference were Guangning Association chairman Kong Tze Ling, community leader Penghulu Ten Kim Loong together with Ann’s family members, associates and friends.
Ann’s first book was published in Kuching in April 2011.
The book is an account of a mother’s trauma during 55 days of taking care of her newborn son Andrew who was struggling to breath.
“A review of the book by Rebecca Blithe wrote: “For parents undergoing similar experiences, this book can be a great comfort. For health professionals ‘in this field’, I would see it as essential reading,” said Ann.
The second book was published last February.
It is about a hundred-year journal of two families — the Chans and the Kongs going back to 1907 in Kwang Zhou, China to the jungles of Borneo followed by six generational records with a second wave of migration to England, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.
This book covers the story of the Opium War, virgin tropical jungle, Second World War, colonial days, a revolution, and a fight against communists which the families had to go through.
As for the Mail Order Bride published in July 2013, it is about the darker side of today’s urban social issues such as obsession, mail order brides, murder, suicide, mother-daughter rivalry, child pornography, prostitution, modelling, fraud, childhood shenanigans, runaway street kids, anorexia, nervosa and teen pregnancy.