Wednesday, February 1, 2017

FICTION

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(Listed in alphabetical order by authors' or editors' last names. Divided between novels, short story collections, fiction within multi-genre, and anthologies. CLICK on links to go to reviews.)

NOVELS


Ghost Moon Night by Jewel Allen (Treasured Stories/Amazon, 2014)
Reviewed by Mark Jayson Balas for BongBongBooks, Nov. 6, 2014

How to Tame Your Tikbalang Without Really Trying by Alma Anonas-Carpio (Amazon Digital Services, LLC, 2015)
Reviewed by Liana Smith Bautista for Will Read for Feels, May 16, 2016

Gun Dealer's Daughter by Gina Apostol (Norton, New York, 2012)
Reviewed by Martin Joseph Ponce for American Book Review, July/August 2013
Reviewed by Brian Collins for Los Angeles Review of Books, Nov. 19, 2012
Reviewed by Jee Yoon Lee for HYPHEN Magazine, Nov. 1, 2012
OTHER REVIEWS are available through the author's website

Gun Dealers’ Daughter by Gina Apostol (Anvil, Manila, 2010)
Reviewed by Juaniyo Arcellana for The Philippine Star, June 2, 2014

The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata by Gina Apostol (Anvil, Manila, 2009)
Reviewed by Juaniyo Arcellana for The Philippine Star, June 2, 2014

CEBU by Peter Bacho (University  of Washington Press, 1991)
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly, Sept. 27, 1991

ANGELICA'S DAUGHTERS: A Dugtungan Novel by Cecilia Brainard, Erma Cuizon, Susan Evangelista, Veronica Montes and Nadine Sarreal (Anvil, Philippines, 2010)
Reviewed by Libay Lingsangan Cantor for Manila Times, Oct. 17, 2010, available through the author's blog
Reviewed by Ronald S. Lim for Manila Bulletin, Sept. 24, 2010, available through the author's blog
Reviewed by Michaela Keck for Institute of English and American Studies, Carl Von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany, Oct. 17, 2010, available through the PALH website 

When the Rainbow Goddess Wept by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard (Dutton 1994, Plume Paperback 1995, University of Michigan Press 1999)
Reviewed by Associated Press, Dec. 18, 1994
Reviewed by Kathleen Hughes for BOOK LIST, Sept. 1, 1994 available through the author's website (click on book cover)
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 1994
Reviewed by Allen Gaborro for Philippine News, 2006
OTHER REVIEWS are available through the author's website (click on book cover)

Magdalena by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard (Plain View Press, Austin, TX, 2002)
Reviewed by Kathleen Flanagan for World Literature Today, April-June, 2003 
Reviewed by Eileen Tabios for Babaylan Speaks reprinted in THE HALO-HALO REVIEW Mangozine #2, February 2016

A Village in the Fields by Patty Enrado (Eastwind Books of Berkeley, Berkeley, 2015)
Reviewed by Elaine Elinson (Positively Filipino, Dec. 1, 2015)

Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery by M. Evelina Galang (Coffee House Press, Minneapolis, Minn., 2013)
Reviewed by Amadio Arboleda for THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #2, February 2016

Her Wild American Self by M. Evelina Galang (Coffee House Press, Minneapollis, Minn., 1996)
Reviewed by Amadio Arboleda for THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #2, February 2016

TOXICOLOGY by Jessica Hagedorn (Penguin, 2011)
Reviewed by Rigoberto Gonzalez for the Los Angeles Review of Books, July 13, 2011
Reviewed by Gerald Nicosia for SF Chronicle, April 30, 2011
OTHER REVIEWS are available at the author's website

Dream Jungle by Jessica Hagedorn (Viking Press, 2003)
Reviewed by Michael Upchurch for The New York Times, Oct. 5, 2003
OTHER REVIEWS are available at the author's website

The Gangster of Love by Jessica Hagedorn (Houghton Mifflin, 1996)
Reviewed by Michael Harris for the Los Angeles Times, Oct. 28, 1996
OTHER REVIEWS are available at the author's website

DOGEATERS by Jessica Hagedorn (Penguin, 1990)
Engaged by Sheila Bare for THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #3, August 2016
Reviewed by Vince Gotera for Pilipinas: A Journal of Philippine Studies No. 21, Fall 1993
Reviewed by Savitri Ashock for Postcolonial Text, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2009
OTHER REVIEWS are available at the book's Wikipedia page and author's website

The Descartes Highlands by Eric Gamalinda (Akashic Books, Brooklyn, 2015)
Reviewed by Veronica Montes for Galatea Resurrects, May 2015
Reviewed by Audrey Quinn for NewPages, April 1, 2015
OTHER REVIEWS are available through the Akashic Book Page


Confessions of a Volcano by Eric Gamalinda (Anvil, new edition, 2014)
Reviewed by Aloysiusi Polintan for Renaissance of a Notebook, Nov. 3, 2016 

When the Elephants Dance by Tess Uriza Holthe (Crown, New York, 2001)
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly, Dec. 24, 2001

DON VINCENTE by F. Sionil Jose (Modern Library, 1999)
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly, June 7, 1999


THE SAMSONS: THE PRETENDERS and MASS by F. Sionil Jose (Modern Library, 2000)
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly, July 17, 2000

Three Filipino Women by F. Sionil Jose (Philippine American Literary House, 1999) 
Reviewed by Aloysiusi Polintan for Renaissance of a Notebook, Nov. 3, 2016

LECHE by R. Zamora Linmark (Coffee House Press, Minneapolis, 2011)
Reviewed by Sheila Bare for THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #2, February 2016 
Reviewed by Justine Villanueva for THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #2, February 2016


Rolling the R’s by R. Zamora Linmark(Kaya Press, New York, 1997)
Reviewed by Theodore S. Gonzalves for The Asian American Literary Review, Spring 2016
Reviewed by Sheila Bare for THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #2, February 2016 
Reviewed by Justine Villanueva for THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #2, February 2016

When the De La Cruz Family Danced by Donna Miscolta (Signal 8 Press, 2011)
Reviewed by Josie E. Davis for The Matterhorn Review, July 8, 2011
OTHER REVIEWS are available through the author's website

Valiant Gentlemen by Sabina Murray (Grove Press, 2016)
Reviewed by Eric Farwell for Fiction Advocate, Jan. 11, 2017

The Umbrella Country by Bino A. Realuyo (Ballantine Books, New York, 1999)
Reviewed by Leonard Casper for Philippine Studies (also citing a context of Philippine literary history and other authors)
Reviewed by Ruel S. de Vera for The Philippine Daily Inquirer
Reviewed by Julie Yap Daza for The Manila Standard
Reviewed by Alfred Yuson for The Philippine Star
OTHER REVIEWS are available through the author's website

Noli Me Tangere by Jose Rizal, Translated by Harold Augenbraum (Penguin Classics, New York, 2006)
Reviewed by Allen Gaborro for Philippine News, 2006

STATE OF WAR by Ninotchka Rosca (Norton, New York, 1988)
Reviewed by Vince Gotera for Pilipinas: A Journal of Philippine Studies No. 21, Fall 1993

Philippine English: A Novel by Angelo Suarez (Gauss PDF, 2015)
Engaged by Caleb Beckwith for Jacket2 for "Conceptual writing (global and plural) and other cultural productions" edited by Divya Victor, Feb. 5, 2016

Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2010)
Reviewed by Michael Dirda for The Washington Post, May 6, 2010
Reviewed by Raymond Bonner for The New York Times, June 11, 2010
Reviewed by Adam Mars-Jones for The Guardian, June 20, 2010
Reviewed by londonchoirgirl for A Year of Reading the World, Nov. 6, 2012

SILK EGG: Collected Novels 2009-2009 by Eileen R. Tabios (Shearsman Books, Exeter, U.K., 2011)

Reviewed by Aileen Ibardaloza-Cassinetto for Goodreads, Feb. 19, 2016
Reviewed by Thomas Fink for Press1, 2012
Reviewed by Michael Leong for BIG OTHER, 2011
Reviewed by Steven Hong Sohn for Asian American Literature Fans, 2011
Reviewed by Zvi A. Sesling for Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene, 2011
OTHER REVIEWS are available through the author's website

To Be Free by Edilberto K. Tiempo (New Day Press, Quezon City, 1972. Seventh Printing, 1993)
Reviewed by Monica Macansantos for THE HALO-HALO REVIEW'S Mangozine #3, August 2016

The Music Child and the Mahjong Queen by Alfred A. Yuson (Anvil Publishing, 2016)
Reviewed by Peter Gordon for Asian Review, Nov. 1, 2016


SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS


In The Country by Mia Alvar (Knopf, New York, 2015)
Reviewed by Justine Villanueva for THE HALO-HALO REVIEW'S Mangozine, September 2015
Reviewed by Alina Cohen for The Rumpus, July 13, 2015
Reviewed by Michael Upchurch for The Seattle Times, July 12, 2015
Reviewed by Roxane Gay for BarnesandNobleReview, July 15, 2015
Reviewed by J.R. Ramakrishnan for The New York Times Book Review, June 19, 2015
OTHER REVIEWS are available through the author's website

ACAPULCO AT SUNSET And Other Stories by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard (Anvil, Philippines, 1995)
Reviewed by Les Adler for Pilipinas, Spring 1996 (Michigan State) available through the author's website (click on book cover)
Reviewed by Isagani R. Cruz for Starweek/Phil Star, Oct. 29, 1995 available through the author's website (click on book cover)

Vigan and Other Stories by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard (Anvil, Philippines, 2011)
Introduction by Oscar V. Campomanes

Blood: Collected Stories by Noelle Q. de Jesus (Ethos Books, Singapore, 2016)
Reviewed by Ian Rosales Casocot for Business Mirror, Feb. 26, 2017
Reviewed by Mariposa on Papillons de mots, July 25, 2016
Reviewed by Maswood Akhter for ASIATIC, Vol. 10, No.  2, December 2016
Reviewed by Lee Jian Xuan for The Straits Times, Dec. 6, 2016
Reviewed by Alfred Yuson for The Philippine Star, Sept. 26, 2016


Suite Bergamasque: The Boulevard Stories of Bobby Flores-Villasis (Giraffe Books, __)
Reviewed by Aloysiusi Polintan for Renaissance of a Notebook, Sept. 19, 2016 


Dear Distance by Luis Joaquim M. Katigbak (Anvil, 2016)
Reviewed by Aloysiusi Polintan for Renaissance of a Notebook, May 29, 2016  


The Axolotyl Colony: Stories by Jaime An Lim (UP Press, Philippines, 2016)
Preface by Jaime An Lim

The Boys in the Boarding House by Geraldine C. Maayo  (Central Bookstore, Philippines, 2013)
Reviewed by Francis C. Macansantos for Philippine Daily Inquirer, Oct. 20, 2014


The Caprices by Sabina Murray (Mariner, 2002)
Reviewed by Aloysiusi Polintan for Renaissance of a Notebook, Oct. 16, 2016  

Butterfly Dream by Kristine Ong Muslim (Snuggly Books, U.K., 2016)
Reviewed by Seregil of Rhiminee for Rising Shadow, June 22, 2016

Age of Blight by Kristine Ong Muslim (Unnamed Press, 2016)
Reviewed by Kayla Rae Whitaker for Split Lip Magazine, 2016
Reviewed by Daniel Mark for PLAGUE MOUTH, June 22, 2016
Reviewed by Jim Ruland in San Diego City Beat, March 14, 2016
Reviewed by Asakiyume in Asakiyume Mita, March 14, 2016
Reviewed by Adam Morgan for Electric Lit, Feb. 19, 2016
Reviewed by Christopher Allen for Necessary FictionJanuary 25, 2016
Reviewed by Krishan Coupland for Neon MagazineJanuary 14, 2016
Reviewed by Sauleha Kamal for The Missing SlateJanuary 12, 2016
Other reviews are available through the author’s website

We Bury the Landscape by Kristine Ong Muslim (Queen’s Ferry Press, 2012)
Reviewed by Michelle Bailat-Jones for Necessary FictionMarch 12, 2012
Reviewed by Colman O Criodain for Gloom CupboardAugust 26, 2012
Reviewed by Hayes Moore for A cappella Zoo, 2012
Reviewed by Laura McDonald for Neon MagazineJuly 27, 2012
Reviewed by Peter Tieryas Liu for HTML GiantMay 16, 2012
Reviewed by Jennifer Messner for Books, PersonallyMarch 31, 2012
Other reviews are available through the author’s website

FICTIONARY: New & Award-Winning Stories by Jenny Ortuoste (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2016)
Reviewed by Jose Victor Z. Torres for Philippine Daily Inquirer, Nov. 21, 2016


American Son by Brian Ascalon Roley (W.W. Norton, 2001)
Reviewed by Vince Gotera for THE HALO-HALO REVIEW'S Mangozine #4, February 2017 

The Last Mistress of Jose Rizal by Brian Ascalon Roley (Curbstone Books / Northwestern University Press, 2016)
Reviewed by Vince Gotera for THE HALO-HALO REVIEW'S Mangozine #4, February 2017 

EXACTLY HERE, EXACTLY NOW by Nadine Sarreal (Giraffe Books, Philippines, 2000)
Reviewed by Howard S. Collins for Philippine American Literary House Zine (nd)


WATERMELON NIGHTS by Greg Sarris (First Edition, Hyperion Books, 1998; Penguin, 1999)
Reviewed by Leny M. Strobel for THE HALO-HALO REVIEW'S Mangozine #4, February 2017 

Monstress by Lysley Tenorio (Harper Collins, New York, 2012)
Reviewed by Katy Waldman for Slate, February 2012
Reviewed by August Brown for Los Angeles Times, February 17, 2012
OTHER REVIEWS are available through the author's website


A River, One-Woman Deep by Linda Ty-Casper (Philippine American Literary House, 2016 / University of Santo Tomas Publishing, 2017)
Review by ForeWord, May 2017

Mayor of the Roses by Marianne Villanueva (Miami University Press, 2005)
Reviewed by Steven Wingate for the short review
Reviewed by Anhoni Patel for SFGate, Jan. 30, 2005

The Music Child & The Mahjong Queen by Alfred A. Yuson (Anvil Publishing, 2016)
Reviewed by Peter Gordon for Asian Review of Books, 2016


INDIVIDUAL SHORT STORIES


"The Feast of All Souls" by Monica Macansantos (published in The Masters Review, 2012)
Reviewed by Ann Graham for Short Stories All The Time, June 10, 2015

"Magnifica Angelica Superable" by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz (published in Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 74, July 2016)
Reviewed by Charles Payseur in Quick Sip Reviews, July 8, 2016



MULTI-GENRE (w/ Fiction)


SILENCES: The Autobiography of Loss by Eileen R. Tabios (Blue Lion Books, Espoo, Finland / West Hartford, Conn., 2007)
Reviewed by Thomas Fink for Otoliths, February 2008
OTHER REVIEWS are available through the author's website

I TAKE THEE, ENGLISH, FOR MY BELOVED by Eileen R. Tabios (Marsh Hawk Press, New York, 2004)
Reviewed by Anny Ballardini for Jacket, 2008
Reviewed by Thomas Fink for BOOKMARK, 2008
OTHER REVIEWS are available through the author's website



ANTHOLOGIES


Fiction by Filipinos in America edited by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard (New Day Publishers, Quezon City, 1993)
Reviewed by Sheng-mei Ma for Pilipinas, Spring 1995 (Michigan State) available through the author's website (click on book cover)
OTHER REVIEWS are available through the author's website (click on book cover)

Contemporary Fiction by Filipinos in America edited by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard (Anvil, Philippines, 1998)
Reviewed by Harold Augenbraum for MANOA, Summer 2001 available through the author's website (click on book cover)

Growing Up Filipino: Stories for Young Adults edited by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard (PALH, Santa Monica, Ca, 2003)
Introduced by Rocio Davis
Reviewed by Frances Bradburn, Booklist, April 2003 available through the author's website (click on book cover)
OTHER REVIEWS are available through the author's website (click on book cover)

Growing Up Filipino II: More Stories for Young Adults edited by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard (PALH, Santa Monica, CA, 2009)
Reviewed by School Library Journal Book Review, May 1, 2010 available through the author's website (click on book cover)

A LA CARTE FOOD AND FICTION edited by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard and Marily Ysip Orosa (Anvil, Philippines, 2007)
Reviewed by Anna Barbara L. Lorenzo for Business World Weekender, March 2-, 2007 available through the editor's website (click on book cover)

Salu-Salo: In Conversation with Filipinos: An Anthology of Philippine-Australian Writings edited by Jose Wendell P. Capili and John Cheeseman. 
Reviewed by Sheila Bare for Galatea Resurrects, May 2015

BABAYLAN: An Anthology of Filipina and Filipina-American Writers co-edited by Nick Carbo and Eileen Tabios (Aunt Lute Press, San Francisco, 2000)

Reviewed by Aileen Ibardaloza for Galatea Resurrects #16, March 2011

Peace Mindanao edited by Jaime An Lim (UST Press, Philippines, 2013)

KUWENTO: LOST THINGS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF NEW PHILIPPINE MYTHS edited by Rachelle Cruz and Melissa Sipin (Carayan Press, San Francisco, 2015)
Introduced by Dean Francis Alfar
Reviewed by Eileen Ramos for Bored to Death Book Club, April 9, 2015

FIELD OF MIRRORS: Anthology of Philippine American Writers edited by Edwin Lozada (Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc., San Francisco, 2008)
Reviewed by Patria Rivera in Galatea Resurrects #11, Dec. 16, 2008

The Filipino Literature Issue of The Literary Review edited by Bino A. Realuyo (Farleigh Dickinson University, 2007)
Editor's Introduction in  THE HALO-HALO REVIEW's Mangozine #1, September 2015


8 comments:

  1. Just sent you a link to the Straits Times review of Blood Collected Stories

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    1. Congrats on the review and thanks for sending, Noelle! I posted the link.

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    2. One more...from just this December. :-)
      http://journals.iium.edu.my/asiatic/index.php/AJELL/article/view/881/675

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    3. http://www.papillonsdemots.fr/2016/07/25/blood-collected-stories/

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    4. And here's another! :-)
      http://www.businessmirror.com.ph/all-the-meanings-of-blood/

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