Unwanted baby

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  • Friday, 12 Feb 2010

After Author: Amy Efaw Publisher: Viking, 350 pages

Author: Amy Efaw

THERE is a baby in the trash and no one knows who it belongs to. When the police make the link to 15-year-old Devon Davenport, she claims she was not aware of the pregnancy. Perceived as heartless, she is arrested and prosecuted for her attempt at murder. What is an exceptionally bright student and star goalie of her school soccer team to do when something like this happens? Fuelled by denial and disgust, she is now nothing more than a shattered victim of her own choices and background – or is she?

Smart Girls Marry Money Authors: Elizabeth Ford and Daniela Drake Publisher: Running Press, 239 pages

Authors: Elizabeth Ford and Daniela Drake

DON’T marry just for love – make sure that your husband is rich too. This book questions the old paradigm of marriage and urges women to consider their suitors’ financial stability as a means of protecting their own financial security. Presenting case studies and societal observations, the authors argue that no matter how successful a woman is in her career, men will generally make more money. In the end, it’s up to the woman to make use of this economic reservoir.

Dialogue With The Coach Author: Michael Heah Publisher: MPH Publishing, 128 pages

Author: Michael Heah

YOU have steered the company out of the financial crisis but your employees still consider you a weak leader. No matter what you do, you are unable to keep your employees. You are losing them to your competitors. Those who stay don’t turn up to work as often as you would like them to. People have all sorts of problems in the working world and this book offers a solution to 100 such cases.

The Menopause Thyroid Solution Author: Mary J. Shomon Publisher: Collins Living, 370 pages

Author: Mary J. Shomon

THE thyroid has a profound influence on a woman’s hormonal health in the perimenopause and menopause years. Undiagnosed thyroid problems are often the real culprit behind symptoms such as fatigue, depression and weight gain. A survivor of thyroid disease, the author discusses how to recognise the symptoms of thyroid problems, how to treat it and how to improve metabolism.

Suddenly One Summer Author: Barbara Freethy Publisher: Pocket Star Books, 359 pages

Author: Barbara Freethy

MYSTERIOUS symbols appear overnight on a cliffside in Angel’s Bay, California. Some people say that the town has guardian angels watching over it and reporter Reid Tanner pays the town a visit to discredit the claim. He gets distracted by Jenna Davies, a woman who rescued a suicidal pregnant girl but is now determined to do anything to avoid publicity. The town swirls with secrets, hidden identities and regrets – angels would only complicate things further.

Through The Bamboo Window Author: Leon Comber Publisher: Talisman, 303 pages

Author: Leon Comber

THE Chinese civilisation has been around for many years. Despite the quest for modernity and development, many old customs and superstitions are alive and well in Singapore and Malaysia today. This is a compilation of short stories on Chinese culture – festivals, fortune, magic, worship and superstition – written in the 1950s and based in the Malay Archipelago.

Don’t Bargain With The Devil Author: Sabrina Jeffries Publisher: Pocket Books, 372 pages

Author: Sabrina Jeffries

LUCY Seton gets herself tangled with a dashing Spanish magician when he moves next door and threatens to shut down a school. Little does she know that he is really here because he thinks she’s the long-lost granddaughter of a Spanish Marques. All he has to do is to steal a look at her thigh to confirm a birthmark before whisking her away to Spain and collecting his reward – but that’s easier said than done.

Never Been Better Author: O Thiam Chin Publisher: MPH Publishing, 242 pages

Author: O Thiam Chin

THIS collection of stories paint deeply affecting portraits of individuals and their loves and losses in life. From a woman who sets her husband on fire to a lonely child who collects dead animals, the stories weave a web of longing and awareness. There is always a reason behind everything someone does – even if the rest of the world is oblivious to it. These stories tell of the struggle of the individuals, their weaknesses and their strengths.

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