"Chand is a skilled storyteller and a conscientious researcher who weaves gripping adventure, magnificent romance and well-informed history into the sort of book it’s difficult to put down and impossible to read in bed if you want a good night’s sleep!" Historic Novels Review
"This meticulously researched book is alive with engrossing detail, whether on the odour of Chinatown, the privations of a guerilla camp or the appalling rituals of foot binding." Guardian
"Historical fiction at its most complex and engaging . . . balances the communist groupings, Japanese occupation and emerging nationalism with skill . . . As history A Different Sky is engrossing: as fiction, highly enjoyable." Literary Review
"[Chand] proves herself a master of the modern Asian epic in this tale
[she] offers a credible, compelling panorama of the tragedy and resilience, culture and individuality, political evolution, dissolution, and renaissance of 20th-century Singapore."Publishers Weekly
"the protagonists are richly and deeply drawn, the sights, sounds, and smells of Singapore are gorgeously rendered, and the principal characters' interwoven stories combine to form a compelling narrative."Booklist
About the Author
Meira Chand is the author of several novels, including A Far Horizon.