Thursday, October 21, 2010


These books are on sale at Philippine American Literary House (, go to page 3). US shipping is $4.95, via USPS priority; will combine shipping. Books are marked down to $4.99 or $3.99 - one-of-a kind so order right away. Some books are signed and rare. Email

Adamson, Sofia. GODS, ANGELS, PEARLS, & ROSES. American International Publishing Co., 1985, Second Edition, wraps, very good, 248 pp. $4.99; Inscribed and signed by the author. The autobiography of Sofia Adamson takes the reader to Greece, America, and the Philippines during World War II. The Adamson family founded the well-known Adamson University of Manila.

Aguilar, Mila. JOURNEY: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN VERSE. University of the Philippines Press, 1996, First Edition, softcover, 220 pp., $4.99; Recipient of the prestigious Freedom to Write Award, the poet Mila Aguilar, was an activist who lived underground during the Marcos years. Arrested and imprisoned in 1984, she was released in the midst of the February 1986 EDSA Revolution. The book is not only her autobiography, it is also the history of a society in radical transition. It chronicles the most significant turn of events in Philippine society in the last half of the 20th century.

Alburo, Linda; Almerino, Cora; & Tapia, Ester. SINUG-ANG: A CEBUANA TRIO. Women in Literary Arts-Cebu, Inc., 1999, First Edition, softcover, 166 pp. $4.99; Signed Copies. The poetry of three talented Cebuana poets are in this book - Linda Alburo, Cora Almerino, and Ester Tapia. These exceptional poems are bilingual, that is in Cebuano with side-by-side English text. These poems reveal much of the culture of Cebu, which is in Southern Philippines.

Alumit, Noel. TALKING TO THE MOON. Carroll & Graf, 2007, softcover, first edition, softcover, 340 pp. $4.99; Gay-themed novel involving crime fiction and mystical realism by Filipino American author.

Angeles, Carlos. A BRUISE OF ASHES: COLLECTED POEMS 1940-1992. Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1993, First Edition, softcover, 88 pp., $4.99; Carlos Angeles is one of the most respected Filipino poets. The collection includes all the poems this award-winning writer has written.Bonner, Raymond. WALTZING WITH A DICTATOR: THE MARCOSES AND THE MAKING OF AMERICAN POLICY. Times Book, 1987, First Edition, 546, as-new, $4.99This book is a startling report on America's tweny year alliance with the "Conjugal Dictatorship" of the Marcoses. Bonner creates a riveting narrative featuring the men and women who set the course of American policy in the Philippines.

Brainard, Cecilia Manguerra. GROWING UP FILIPINO: STORIES FOR YOUNG ADULTS. PALH, 2003, First Edition, softcover, irregular, has minor markings on cover, everything else fine; 298 p. $4.99; "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. This impressive array captures the complexities of both the Filipino culture and history and the realities of the lives of young adults no matter what their ethnic affiliations. Each story is assigned to one of five universal themes: family, angst, friendship, love, and home." - by Glenna Sloan, Bookbird Journal Internationl, Children's Literature, IBBY.

Brainard, Cecilia Manguerra. SONG OF YVONNE. 1991, First Edition, softcover, 186 pp., $4.99; Signed Copies. This novel is the Philippine edition of When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, a story about Filipino survival during World War II.

Chai, Arlene J. EATING FIRE AND DRINKING WATER. Fawcett Columbine, 1996, softcover, newsprint, very good, 350 pp. $4.99; Novel filled with family secrets and the intersection of personal and world histories; a portrait of a family in the Philippines.

Cordero-Fernando, Gilda and Francisco, Mariel. LADIES' LUNCH & OTHER WAYS TO WHOLENESS. GCF Books, 1994, softcover, 227 pp., $4.99; In this collection of personal essays, hatched over many leisurely lunches, the authors look with humor and reflection at the diverse strands of their sweet and rocky lives.

Cuizon, Erma. TIME OF YEAR: COLLECTED ESSAYS. Giraffe, 1999, First Edition, softcover, 148 pp. $4.99; The author is the editor of Sun Star Weekend Magazine, and these essays have been selected from her weekly column in that magazine. Cuizon is a noted writer from Cebu, Southern Philippines. She writes about events that have touched the heart of this gentle writer.

Enriquez, Antonio. THE LIVING AND THE DEAD. Giraffe, 1994, First Edition, softcover, 183 pp., $4.99; Written by Palanca Award winner Antonio Enriquez, this is a well-written novel, rich with details and local color.

Evangelista, Susan. GROWING INTO ASIA AND OTHER ESSAYS. UP Press, First Edition, softcover, 102 pp. $4.99; This is a collection of charming and insightful essays by Susan Evangelista who straddles many worlds. She hails from Michigan but is married to a Filipino. She has traveled to Japan, China, Thailand, Cambodia, and many other places. In this collection, she explores her life as an American in the Philippines, and reflects on the many other facets of her fascinating life. Evangelista taught writing and literature at the Ateneo de Manila.

Gonzalez, Mary Alice P. FILIPINO MIGRANT WOMEN IN NETHERLANDS. Giraffe, 1998, softcover, 136 pp, $4.99; Written by a member of the faculty of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, this book includes a background on Filipina migrant workers in general, and then focuses on the lives of some Filipinas in Netherlands.

Hargrove, Thomas R. THE MYSTERIES OF TAAL: A PHILIPPINE VOLCANO AND LAKE, HER SEA LIFE AND LOST TOWNS. Bookmark, 1991, softcover, very good-fine, 204 p. $4.99; The author of this fascinating book, has worked with the International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Laguna. As a scientist, he tells the lore and legens as well as scientific information about Taal.

Hernandez, Ethelrida M. SEARCH THE AUGUSTINIAN JOURNAL OF CULTURAL EXCELLENCE. Colegio San Agustin Publications Office, Dec. 2006, 152 ppg. $4.99; This journal collects 4 articles: Description of Ilocos Norte An Unpublished Manuscript of Fr. Jose Nieto, OSA; St. Augustine's Teaching on the Blessed Virgin Mary; Insights from the Development of the New Rite of Penance; Ecclesiastes (Thoughts about Life and its Meaning). To history buffs, the first article will be a great find.

Kalaw-Tirol, Lorna. COMING TO TERMS. Anvil, 1994, softcover, 206 pp. $4.99; A collection of essays by men about mid-life. The book is inscribed in the front page. The book includes writings by: Gemma Cruz, Imelda Nicolas, Chic Fortich, and others.

Kalaw-Tirol, Lorna. PRIMED FOR LIFE. Anvil, 1997, softcover 201 pp., $4.99; A collection of essays by men about mid-life. The book includes works by Jose Lacaba, Ricardo Malay, Alfred Yuson, and others.

Lee & Henschel. DOUGLAS MacARTHUR. Henry Holt, 1952, hardover, no dj, good condition, 370 pp. $4.99; Biography of the famous general, including black and white pictures.

MacArthur, Douglas. REMINISCENCES. Time, 1964, Hardcover no dj, good, 438 pp. $4.99; Biography by the famous American General Douglas McArthur about his beginnings as a soldier, World War I, World War II, Korean War. (see also Lee & Henshcel's Douglas MacArthur)

PAWWA. DIRECTORY OF PHILIPPINE AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS AND ARTISTS 1994. PAWWA, 1994, softcover, out-of-print, 28 pp. $3.99; Published in 1994, this directory lists Philippine American women and writers, and the booklet also includes pictures of these women. This is great information for researchers and libraries.

San Juan, E. Jr. SMILE OF THE MEDUSA: SELECTED FICTIONS, Anvil, 1994, First Edition, softcover, 140 pp., $4.99; A collection of 11 stories by this noted Filipino writer. The works gathered here are generally his early writings from the 1950s and 60s.

San Juan, E., Jr. SUBVERSIONS OF DESIRE: PROLEGOMENA TO NICK JOAQUIN. Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1988, softcover, 222 pp., $4.99; Signed Copies. The first book-length study to situate noted Filipino author Nick Joaquin's poetics of literary production in its specific historical context. San Juan, the author of many academic as well as literary books, is a professor at the Washington State University.

Santos, Bienvenido. DISTANCES IN TIME. Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1990, First Edition, softcover, 67 pp., $4.99; A collection of poems by noted writer, Bienvenido Santos, with a fine introduction by Leonard Casper.

Stapleton, Lara. THE LOWEST BLUE FLAME BEFORE NOTHING. Aunt Lute Books, 1998 First Edition, softcover, 197 pp., $4.99; Signed Copies. Lara Stapleton's twelve short stories unerringly map that place in the human heart where exaltation and humiliation, hope and fear, merge. This collection is the first by this talented Filipina American writer.

Ty-Casper, Linda. KULASYON. Giraffe, 1995, softcover, 153 pp., $4.99; Linda Ty-Casper writes novels set in periods critical to Kulasyon is a collection of the first chapters of her novels: The Peninsulares, The Three-Cornered Sun, The Stranded Whale, Ten Thousand Seeds, Fortress in the Plaza, Hazards of Distance, Dread Empire, Awaiting Trespass, Wings of Stone, A Small Party in a Garden, and Dream Eden. This book has an excellent introduction by noted literary critic, Leonard Casper.

University of California, Berkeley, CRITICAL MASS: A JOURNAL OF ASIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CRITICISM, Vol. 2, No. 2, Spring 1995, softcover, very good, 210 pages. $4.99; This is a special issu on U.S. Filipino Literature and Culture, with articles by Kenneth Mostern, Nerissa Balce-Cortes, Theo Gonzalves, Oscar V. Campomanes, etc.

Velarde, Emmie G. APARADOR NI LOLA: PAST LIVES, PRECIOUS OBJECTS. Anvil, 2003, softcover, 132 pages. $4.99; Collection of nostalgic essays of heirloom treasures that belonged to ancestors.

Wolpert, Ira. AMERICAN GUERRILLA IN THE PHILIPPINES. Simon & Shuster, 1945, hardcover, good, green hardcover, 304 pp., $4.99; An account about David Richardson's guerrilla activities in Leyte and Southern Philippines.

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