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Vigan and Other Stories
by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
In this, her third collection of short stories, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard shows an uncanny talent for speaking in varied voices that bridge time and place: she is at home in Vigan, the mythical Ubec (Cebu), Sagada, Manila, Cusco, Peru, Calcutta, Chartres, California, bringing each location alive with loving detail. She speaks as a...
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Magdalena
by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
Magdalena is a powerful novel about the lasting effects war has on people’s lives. Playing with time and point of view, multi-award author, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, explores the loves and secrets of three generations of women in the Philippines from the time of the Philippine American War, World War II, and Vietnam War. The...
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Woman With Horns: Short Story (Short Fiction Series)
by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
The short story "Woman with Horns" by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is about a broken American doctor and a wild woman, the widow Agustina, and how the former learns to live life to the fullest once again. It is set in mythical Ubec, Philippines in 1903 during the American occupation of the Philippines. This beloved story is used in many...
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Growing Up Filipino II: More Stories for Young Adults
by Cecilia Brainard et al
Growing Up Filipino II: More Stories for Young Adults is the second volume of the Growing Up Filipino series by PALH. In this collection of 27 short stories, Filipino and Filipino American writers explore the universal challenges and experiences of Filipino teens after the historic events of 9/11. The modern demands do not hinder...
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Out of Cebu: Essays and Personal Prose
by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
Out of Cebu collects 28 essays by award-winning author, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard. Many of the essays are about Cebu, Philippines: its history, the places to see in this southern Philippine city, her experiences growing there, and colorful accounts about her mother's family, the Cuencos, a powerful political family in Cebu and the...
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When the Rainbow Goddess Wept
by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
This highly-acclaimed novel, set in mythical Ubec, Philippines during World War II, is a lyrical portrayal of a girl's blossoming into young womanhood. Publishers Weekly notes that "the strengthening of the national spirit; the loss of innocence in two generations -- these themes are explored by the author... with persuasive conviction...
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The Newspaper Widow
by Cecilia Brainard
FOREWORD Review: While at first glance The Newspaper Widow seems like a standard historical mystery, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Cecilia Manguerra Brainard’s novel is full and complex, overflowing with textured, fully realized characters who drive the story on every page. Ines Maceda, the “newspaper widow,” aims to...
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Growing Up Filipino: Stories for Young Adults
by Cecilia Brainard
Growing Up Filipino: Stories for Young Adults is the highly-acclaimed collection of stories about the experience of growing up Filipino. Emerging and established award-winning writers are the authors of this fine collection of 29 stories about what it means to be young and Filipino in the Philippines and in the United States. Filipinos...
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Cecilia's Diary 1962-1969
by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
This is another book by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, internationally celebrated and award-winning author and editor. Cecilia’s Diary: 1962-1969, is a faithful record of Brainard’s days as a young colegiala in the Philippines. It is refreshing and funny, replete with references to a religious upbringing and a privileged lifestyle....
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Acapulco at Sunset and Other Stories
by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
Acapulco at Sunset and Other Stories is award-winning author, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard's second short story collection. The seventeen enchanting Filipino short stories are grouped into four categories: Long Ago Tales, Stories from the '60s and '70s, Stories from the '90s, and American Tales.The author, a Cebuana residing in Southern...
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Woman with Horns and Other Stories
by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
"Woman With Horns and Other Stories" is the first collection by award-winning author, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard. The book has a dozen fascinating stories that take the readers back to a Philippine past, historical and contemporaneous, against a backdrop of legend and superstition. In these stories, the East and the West meet, and it's...
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Fiction by Filipinos in America
by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
Fiction by Filipinos in America is a highly acclaimed collection of stories by established and emerging Filipino and Filipino American writers. World Literature Today says, "(Editor) Manguerra Brainard's selection is a delight. Some of the stories are masterly, especially those written by such reliables as Carlos Bulosan, Linda...
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