Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Rachel's Holiday

Status: Available
Price : RM 18 ( exclusive postage)

Until everything goes pearshaped and she finds herself being frogmarched to the Cloisters - Dublin's answer to the Betty Ford Clinic. She's outraged. Surely she's not thin enough to be an addict? But on the bright side, she's heard that rehab places are wall-to-wall jucuzzis, gymnasiums and rock stars going tepid turkey. Besides, it's about time she had a little holiday.
Rachel isn't expecting plump, middle-aged men in brown jumpers, and more group therapy than you can shake a stick at. That - alarmingly - she seems to be expected to join in with. Who cares for introspection when all there is to look at is damaged and broken?
Heartsick and Luke-sick, she seeks redemption in the shape of Chris, a Man with a Past. A man who might be more trouble than he's worth.
Rachel is airlifted from addiction to the unfamiliar terrain of adulthood, via a love story or two, in a novel by turns poignant, powerful and seriously funny.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Secret Lives of Sisters

The Secret Lives of Sisters
Linda Kelsey

PRICE: RM 15.00

Hannah has always felt in the shadow of her older sister, Cat. Cat is the flamboyant one, the one who can make everyone laugh. Hannah is so quiet that her parents often joke, ‘Has Cat got your tongue?’ Now Hannah has a daughter of her own, who is about to get married. On the day of the wedding, Cat’s caustic tongue is once again let loose with devastating consequences. As Hannah is compelled to examine her past and to try to make sense of her complicated relationship with her sister, she begins to unravel the secrets and lies on which their seemingly normal family was built. While the truth has the potential to finally unite the sisters, it also has the power to tear them apart for good. Linda Kelsey’s new novel has all the emotional intelligence, warmth and honesty that characterised her debut, Fifty is Not a Four-letter Word. It’s a novel for every woman with a sister, and every woman who ever wanted one.

Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination

Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination
Helen Fielding


PRICE : RM 18.00

Olivia Joules, an international reporter and adventurer who can speak several languages and doesn't need a man. Her unbelievable stories has her demoted from the international beat to the Style pages, and she's sent to Miami to cover the launch of a new face cream. There she meets a film producer whom she's convinced is really Osama bin Laden. Soon she's traveling the world trying to uncover his terrorist plots, involving her not just in the jet set lifestyle, but danger and adventure as well. Or is her overactive imagination running amok again? Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination has received mixed reviews. The Independent says, "It's utterly ridiculous, and all the more fun for it: a technicolour blast to liberate the grey commuting mind." 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Pants On Fire

Pants on Fire (Hardcover)
Meg Cabot

STATUS: SOLD to Wennessa
suitable for teenagers
Katie Ellison is not a liar. 

It's just that telling the truth is so . . . tricky. She knows she shouldn't be making out with a drama club hottie behind her football-player boyfriend's back. She should probably admit that she can't stand eating quahogs (clams), especially since she's running for Quahog Princess in her hometown's annual Quahog Festival. And it would be a relief to finally tell someone what really happened the night Tommy Sullivan is a freak was spray-painted on the new wall outside the junior high school gymnasium—in neon orange, which still hasn't been sandblasted off. After all, everyone knows that's what drove Tommy out of town four years ago. 

But now Tommy Sullivan has come back. Katie is sure he's out for revenge, and she'll do anything to hang on to her perfect (if slightly dishonest) existence. Even if it means telling more lies than ever. Even if, now that Tommy's around, she's actually—no lie—having the time of her life. 

 RM 20.00

- In a very good condition.

Send Me a Lover

Send Me a Lover
Carol Mason

Status : SOLD to Zila

 We Love. We lose. And sometimes we love again....

Back when neither could have imagined what lay ahead, Angela's husband Jonathan made her a promise - that if he died before she did, he would see to it that she wasn't on her own. He would send her someone to love.

Now two years have passed since Jonathan's sudden death, but the pain of losing him is as sharp as ever. Feeling cut adrift in his native Canada, Angela whisks her vivacious mother off to a Greek island, thinking a holiday might be just the prescription she needs. But being with your mum who's afraid of dying, when you yourself are afraid of living, is hardly the formula for a laid-back week in the sun.

It's only when Angela meets two very different men who seem to have the uncanny ability of seeing right into her soul, that she starts to think about Jonathan's promise to her. Can something magical be happening? Is one of these men the lover her husband has sent for her?

 RM 18.00