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BooksActually's Book Of The Month

Shoko's Smile
by Choi Eunyoung

In crisp, unembellished prose, Choi Eunyoung paints intimate portraits of the lives of young women in South Korea, balancing the personal with the political. In the title story, a fraught friendship between an exchange student and her host sister follows them from adolescence to adulthood. In “A Song from Afar,” a young woman grapples with the death of her lover, traveling to Russia to search for information about the deceased. In “Secret,” the parents of a teacher killed in the Sewol ferry sinking hide the news of her death from her grandmother.

In the tradition of Sally Rooney, Banana Yoshimoto, and Marilynne Robinson–writers from different cultures who all take an unvarnished look at human relationships and the female experience–Choi Eunyoung is a writer to watch.
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Sanrio x Pew Pew Patches

Created in collaboration with Sanrio, this limited edition set of patches is how we imagined Sanrio characters would be like if they lived in Singapore!

Started in 2014 , Pew Pew Patches has always been about witty, fun iron-on and sticker patches. Inspired by the patches of the '80s, Pew Pew Patches brings that concept into our millennium! Join us as we wear our hearts and personalities on our sleeves, overalls and jackets!
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Beautiful World, Where Are You?
by Sally Rooney

'The literary phenomenon of the decade.' – Guardian
'The best novel published this year.' – The Times
'Rooney is such a gifted, brave and adventurous writer.' – Observer


Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a distribution warehouse, and asks him if he’d like to travel to Rome with her. In Dublin, her best friend Eileen is getting over a break-up, and slips back into flirting with Simon, a man she has known since childhood.

Alice, Felix, Eileen and Simon are still young—but life is catching up with them. They desire each other, they delude each other, they get together, they break apart. They have sex, they worry about sex, they worry about their friendships and the world they live in. Are they standing in the last lighted room before the darkness, bearing witness to something? Will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world?
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