Blogs in March 2020

Broken Jewel 26th March 2020

For three years after the fall of Manila, 2,100 Allied civilians have been imprisoned at Los Baños Internment Camp, 40 miles to the southeast and notorious for its horrendous conditions. American Remy Tuck, the camp’s resident gambler, struggles daily...

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The Island of Ted 26th March 2020

Would you give up everything you know to find paradise? That’s the question facing movie producer, Ted LaSalle. After a string of personal tragedies, Ted decides to leave it all behind and purchase his own island off the Philippine...

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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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When the Rainbow Goddess Wept 26th March 2020

Set against the backdrop of the Japanese invasion of the Philippines in 1941, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard’s brilliant novel weaves myth and legend together with the suffering and tragedies of the Filipino people. When nine-year-old Yvonne flees with her family...

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Salamanca 26th March 2020

Dean Alfar’s first novel is about the sorcery wrought by love, lust, and literature, by friendship, family, and the Filipino nation. Salamanca streaks across decades and spaces, tracking the stormy relationship between polymorphous-perverse Gaudencio Rivera, whose passions ignite prodigious...

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