In the Country

In the Country

Stories

Book - 2015 | First edition
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"Mia Alvar's ... debut gives us a vivid ... picture of the Filipino diaspora: exiles and emigrants and wanderers uprooting their families to begin new lives in the Middle East and America--and, sometimes, turning back"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385352819
0385352816
9780804171496
0804171491
Branch Call Number: FIC Alva
Characteristics: 347 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The kontrabida
The miracle worker
Legends of the white lady
Shadow families
The Virgin of Monte Ramon
Esmeralda
Old girl
A contract overseas
In the country

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posie12
Oct 27, 2018

Charmed by her writing at first, became very repetitive soon. I have read other stories about the Philippines during the second world war that very interesting.

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brinyurchin
Jul 15, 2017

Solid writing with interesting stories that surprised me. I don't think I've ever read a book about Filipino people, their country and their lives. I liked the unselfconscious writing style and familiar way the author wrote about these characters. I've been recommending this to a lot of my reader friends.

multcolib_darceem Aug 25, 2015

Beautiful stories featuring a diverse cast of characters from the Filipino diaspora: Thought-provoking, memorable and full of small surprises.

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santiano9
Jul 27, 2015

Excellent book of short stories, well-crafted, interesting and provided much insight into the life of Phillipino workers. Really enjoyed it.

athompson10 Jul 26, 2015

Beautifully crafted stories. Most are heartbreaking.

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