A Divinely Driven Journey to the Philippines
by Lisa Suguitan Melnick
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Publisher: Carayan Press
Genre: Poetry, Short Stories, Philippines
Paperback: 95 pages
Simple, eloquent vignettes in #30 Collantes Street lend fresh eyes to the splendor of Philippine nature and rhythmic pace of the life to first-time visitors and maybe even more so to Filipinas/os born and raised in the Philippines. Then, there’s that last sweltering day on the beasty Manila streets, where the author discovers what she truly is made of.
Having visited the Philippines twice in my life as a child, familiar scenes and imagery touched me while reading this.
Some funny and amusing moments captured while traveling.
Loved the references to delicious favorite food treats.
* review copy courtesy of M.G. whom I met at this year's BEA :-)