Wednesday, July 19, 2017

ann's book list 2017

Diary of a Bereaved Mother  吾儿再见:丧儿母亲的日记  ISBN 9780473187095
This is a real life story of losing one's only son. This experience has made the author strong and caring. This tragedy has been a great help for her to help understand other bereaved people. The author is very brave to write this book. It has not been easy and she aims to touch,...
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/aucklander/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503372&objectid=11030495

From China to Borneo and Beyond 海外华人的中国魂: 从中国,到南洋,到更远 2013 By
ISBN 9780473239008 English ISBN 9780473309626 Chinese
Hai wai hua ren de Zhong Guo hun
Link/Page CitationThis book records with humor the life of a busy and active family through World War II, the formation of Malaysia and Confrontation. It is a personal reflection of a way of life that has moved on and provides insight into a family and its relationships. It is most of all a work of love and respect for the Chan and Kong families and for Father and Mother.M M Ann Armstrong
Mail Order Bride 邮购新娘
This book is about the embodiment of the darker side of today's society.
ISBN 978047325414-8
Her third book, Mail Order Bride is the first fiction piece from Ann. She said that the book targets an audience of young adults and that it appeals readers interested in social issues and ills that young adults have to face.
http://borneobulletin.brunei-online.com/index.php/2013/10/15/sibu-born-author-ann-chin-kit-suet-promotes-books/
Cry of Oppressed Women 妇女的哭泣
women suffers from oppression. This story traces the life of Nadine who overcomes her own problems of oppression, grows up to be a social worker and helps women who have suffered from physical and mental violence, domestic violence, rape, pornography, swinging, sex slavery, human ... ISBN 9780473287153 Published 1 July 2014  All ages
Judy Lawson, Counsellor  A book I would use in my work as a reference.
World War II in Borneo, Tales of my Grandpa
ISBN: 9780473339005 (Pbk)
It is seventy years after the end of the World War II, or the Japanese occupation in Borneo. Captain Cheng aka Captain Fong and his Canadian soldiers are remembered in their role of leading the surrender of the Japanese.
I've been reading your book World War Two in Borneo: Tales of my Grandpa. I was a bit hesitant to start it, since it is combined fiction and fact and I didn't want to get the history mixed up in my mind. However, I'm finding it very compelling to read.Canadian documentary maker, Keith Lock.

One roof, two lives
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BGRESX0/ref=rdr_kindle_ext_tmbTraces the lives of 2 girls. The poor girl is sold to the rich girl as a slave aka mui zai to serve her for ever. Different Chinese Tradition are explained, and tragedy brings them to the South Seas. The Japanese invasion, the slave protects her mistress and is sent to a brothel as a comfort women.
Wannabe Socialite
  • ISBN-10: 1530878063
  • ISBN-13: 978-1530878062
Based in Malaya and Singapore from the 60s.
The world is full of big bad wolves for a young girl growing in a small sheltered town. From one small wrong step, trouble snowballs into bigger and bigger trouble. She sinks into the murky seedy underworld. She becomes a kept woman. She finds there is no way out, she commits suicide.

The Playgroup Club
A group  of stay at home meet and socialize and do constructive work.

 ISBN 978 0 473 37871 4

Two Asian Stories
A revised and amalgamation of One Roof, Two lives and Wannabe Socialite.
ISBN 978 0473 402693









Thursday, June 22, 2017

Lourdes

My sister Grace went to Lourdes and she said a prayer for me. This happened just when I released my latest book, Two Asian Stories. The book has content of Roman Catholicism, which my upbringing is influenced by.

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謝謝 ThanK You


謝謝, A big thank you
to:
Mary Lim for our discussion of using the book cover.
Valentine Tnay for explaining :  出入平安 chūrù  Pingann
Rose Bennet for the explanation of St Jude Shrine.
Irene Yong, for the visiting of graves. It happens I have two scenarios in the book.

Two Asian Stories




The world has always been pro males. The Asian women fare it worst. Women were sold as slaves, women were made to marry men they don’t know, some of these matches were made even when the girls were babies. Girls were molested, raped, impregnated and had their babies aborted or given away, beaten. The modern day insecure women subject themselves to get their breasts bigger or smaller.

In story one, two girls born in the 1920s. One “upstairs” as the rich pampered missy. The other “downstairs”, born to be the slave aka mui zai of the rich girl. Fate and victims of tradition brought them to Borneo, World War II aka Japanese War and finally to New Zealand.

In story two, a girl born in the 1960s, ran into trouble with the Communists, and teenage pregnancy. She ran to the big city of Singapore. Crisis after crisis plague her. Her whole world shattered and she committed suicide. She ended up in a mental institution.



cover:  出入平安 chūrù  Pingann Peace to all who enter and to those who leave

My latest book, published 2017. When I was young, words like sex, rape, abuse would be considered X-rated.  Today, it is occurring every where. Perhaps I have gone where other writers will not touch on especially in Asia.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

My latest book: The Playgroup


The Playgroup, paper back. ISBN 978-0-473-37871-4
Available at: Wheelers Books or from me, annkschin@Yahoo.com
eBook: Kindle Amazon ASIN: B01N0AWTOL

This book talks of a hotchpotch SAHM (Stay At Home Mums) jelled by a common denominator, the Playgroup. This book will resonate in women who went to Playgroup with their children or grandchildren. This hotchpotch include mothers of nuclear families, single families, bereaved parents, widowed, widowers, cancer survivors, volunteers, and so on. Issues like death, bereavement, cancer, adoption, fostering, and remarriage are sensitively discussed.


Friday, October 7, 2016

Nook Book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940153166568
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wannabe-socialite-ann-chin/1123624389;jsessionid=BBAC4A8BB32B18228595657AFC1692A7.prodny_store02-atgap03?ean=2940153166568

Wannabe Socialite

Wannabe Socialite

by ann chin
     
The world is full of big bad wolves for a young girl growing in a small sheltered town. From one small wrong step, trouble snowballs into bigger and bigger trouble. She sinks into the murky seedy underworld. She becomes a kept woman. She finds there is no way out, she commits suicide.

NOOK Book

(eBook)
$3.99