Sunday, August 14, 2016

#30 Collantes Street by Lisa Suguitan Melnick

#30 Collante Street
A Divinely Driven Journey to the Philippines
by Lisa Suguitan Melnick

Find out more about this book and author:
Carayan Press

Published: 2015
Publisher: Carayan Press
Genre: Poetry, Short Stories, Philippines
Paperback: 95 pages
Rating: 5

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.

My two-bits:

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 :-)

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