Blogs in March 2020

The Solemn Lantern Maker 26th March 2020

From the award-winning author of Banana Heart Summer–“ wonderful debut… resembles Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street and is destined to be a hit among book club members”*–comes a wondrous tale of hope, secrets, and family devotion. It’s...

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Smaller and Smaller Circles 25th February 2015

In northeast Manila’s Quezon City is a district called Payatas—a 50-acre dump that is home to thousands of people who live off of what they can scavenge there. It is one of the poorest neighborhoods in a city whose...

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Gagamba: The Spider Man 24th February 2015

The novel pinpoints many insights that illuminate the subtle interplay of people in Manila in the 1990’s. Simple and direct… the pages turn at the speed of light.

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Ermita: A Filipino Novel 23rd February 2015

Set mainly during the pre-martial law era of the 1950s, the story takes its reader back to the arrogant world of Ermita, the former “rich district” of the Philippine Republic.

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When the Elephants Dance 23rd February 2015

Once in a great while comes a storyteller who can illuminate worlds large and small, magical and true to life. When the Elephants Dance introduces us to the incandescent voice of Tess Uriza Holthe, who sets her remarkable first...

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