Acts of Service
Postscript by Cecilia Ahern
In this sequel to PS, I Love You, it’s seven years after Holly Kennedy’s husband died, and six since she read his final letter. So when Holly finds herself drawn back into a world she’s worked tirelessly to leave behind, she’s reluctant to reopen old wounds. But, another incredible and life-affirming journey may just be what she needs to truly mend her broken heart.
Li Lan, the daughter of a respectable Chinese family in colonial Malaysia, hopes for a favorable marriage. But her father has lost his fortune, and she has few suitors. Instead, the wealthy Lim family urges her to become a ‘ghost bride’ for their son, who has recently died under mysterious circumstances. In the shadowy parallel world of the Chinese afterlife, her survival depends on uncovering the Lim family’s darkest secrets – and the truth about her own family.
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
Yun Ling Teoh, the scarred lone survivor of a brutal Japanese wartime camp, seeks solace among the jungle-fringed tea plantations of Cameron Highlands. There she discovers Yugiri, the only Japanese garden in Malaya, and its owner and creator, the enigmatic Aritomo. Who is he and how did he come to leave Japan? Over time, Yun Ling unravels the answer to this and other deeply-buried secrets.