Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Literature: Cecilia Manguerra Brainard Novels Available in Amazon

Cecilia Manguerra Brainard's three novels are available from Amazon:

In this novel, Brainard blends a series of multiple perspectives to create a polyphony of voices that enacts Philippine society before and during the Second World War. The narrative is a nuanced vision of the workings of culture, social class, obligation and the Filipino personality.
Rocio G. Davis, author of Transcultural Reinventions: Asian American and Asian Canadian Short Story Cycles

Cecilia Manguerra Brainard's poetic new novel, The Newspaper Widow, is set in the Philippines in 1909 during the early years of the United State's colonial empire in Asia. Brainard combines compelling characters with an intriguing mystery and page-turning literary suspense. What begins as a murder mystery transforms into something greater along the way as love, loyalty, and friendship are tested and refined.

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 and stark realism. 

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These writings by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard are available in Amazon's Kindle

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