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Letters to Aly: Surviving My BFF's Suicide

Lee-Ann | Published: September 2013
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Synopsis:
Alyessa jumps to her death two days after her 16th birthday. Her best friend Lee-Ann blames the tragedy on her failure to answer Aly’s last phone call. Haunted by what-ifs, stressed out by the looming ‘O’ Levels, and troubled by fraught relationships with her parents and on-off boyfriend Nate, Lee-Ann begins to contemplate suicide too.

Praise:
“A first-hand account of an adolescent's life, Lee-Ann's book brings the reader through her journey of unfortunate events until she learns to find hope...the young author's literary creation remains an avenue of comfort and awareness that is easily relatable to her fellow audience.”
—Katherine Arteche, Time Out Singapore

About the Author:
Lee-Ann went on to finish junior college and university. She is now in her mid-twenties.

Why? When Both My Parents Took Their Lives

Yin | Published: August 2008
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Synopsis:
When she was only seven, Yin's mother took her own life. Forty years later, her father jumped to his death. This is the story of how she survived her parents' suicides. 

“When someone dear to us dies through suicide, we are left with the agonising ordeal of having to survive the heart-rending loss. It traumatises us and leaves us with a profound struggle to make sense of the suicide and learn to live again. This first-hand narration promises not only to enlighten, but also serves as a balm for those working through their own loss and grief.”— from the foreword by Anthony Yeo 

About the Author:
Yin, now in her fifties, was a physiotherapist before becoming a homemaker. She is married with three children.

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