Books set in Philippines (6)


1.

Bibliolepsy by Gina Apostol EN

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Country: Asia / Philippines flag Philippines
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Recommended: 20 Apr 2022

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Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay EN

Rating: 4.6     9 Votes
Country: Asia / Philippines flag Philippines
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A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST "Brilliant, honest, and equal parts heartbreaking and soul-healing." --Laurie Halse Anderson, author of SHOUT "A singular voice in the world of literature." --Jason Reynolds, author of Long Way Down A powerful coming-of-age story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin's murder. Jay Reguero plans to spend the last semester of his senior year playing video games before heading to the University of Michigan in the fall. But when he discovers that his Filipino cousin Jun was murdered as part of Presi... continue
Recommended: 06 Mar 2022

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Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.H. Batacan EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Philippines flag Philippines
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Recommended: 06 Mar 2022

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The Bamboo Stalk by Saud Alsanousi EN

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Country: Asia / Kuwait flag Kuwait
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Winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction Josephine escapes poverty by coming to Kuwait from the Philippines to work as a maid, where she meets Rashid, an idealistic only son with literary aspirations. Josephine, with all the wide-eyed naivety of youth, believes she has found true love. But when she becomes pregnant, and with the rumble of war growing ever louder, Rashid bows to family and social pressure, and sends her back home with her baby son, José. Brought up struggling with his dual identity, José clings to the hope of returning to his father's country when he is eighteen. He... continue
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Recommended: 07 Mar 2022

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The Quiet Ones by Glenn Diaz EN

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Country: Asia / Philippines flag Philippines
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During a regular shift at the call center, Alvin Estrada discovers a way to embezzle money from the American telecom giant for which he mans the phones. Soon a couple of friends join in, and the operation proceeds smoothly up until they quit, vowing to take the secret to their graves. A month later, a phone call at 4 in the morning tells Alvin that the police are on their way. At once a workplace novel and a meditation on history and globalization, The Quiet Ones is a grimly humorous take on a soul-sapping, multi-billion-dollar industry. In interlocking narratives, it explores lives rendered m... continue
Recommended: 19 Sep 2022

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Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco EN

Rating: 2.5     4 Votes
Country: Asia / Philippines flag Philippines
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Years after the evil Snow Queen desolated the magical kingdom of Avalon, Prince Alexei, his friend Tala, and a ragtag band, inspired by the appearance of the Firebird, try to reclaim their land.


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