News Update on PALHBOOKS - 2/21/21


Cecilia Brainard gives an update on the Filipino and Filipino American books 
published by Philippine American Literary House (PALH), 

3/20/21 ~ BOOKS FOR SALE ~ is happy to feature Philippine and Filipino American books for sale. For every book sold, PALH raises a bit of money, so thank you for your support. Please click on the following link:



Cecilia Brainard here, writer editor and publisher of PALH or Philippine American Literary House.

We've taken the time during this pandemic to publish the hardcover edition of Growing Up Filipino: Stories for Young Adults. Through the years, the book has been pirated and sold illegally in hardcover form. We finally took the time to publish a hardcover for this book. Look for it and please recommend it to your librarian. 

PALH has also published softcover US paperback Editions of two fine anthologies that were originally published in the Philippines: Fiction by Filipinos in America and Contemporary Fiction by Filipinos in America. These are available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other online bookshops. Ingram and other distributors carry these titles.  These books are excellent collections of short stories by Filipino and Filipino American authors and deserve to be in American libraries. 

Further PALH has published US paperback editions of Cecilia Brainard's books: Woman with Horns and Other Stories, Acapulco at Sunset and Other Stories, and Magdalena. You can find these books easily in Amazon or Barnes and Noble, and other online bookstores. Ingram and other US distributors list these books as well.  

PALH will soon have the US paperback edition of Cecilia Brainard's third novel, The Newspaper Widow and her Selected Short Stories. Look for them. 

Here are additional information of interest about our other books:

PALH’s titles include:

Linda Ty-Casper’s A River, One-Woman Deep, Stories, of which World Literature Today’s Nota Bene section reviewed: “In this collection of stories, Filipina American Linda Ty-Casper runs her finger along the scars left behind in the wake of historical events in the Philippines parsing out what it means to live through and after the trauma of dictatorships and war.

Ty-Casper’s A River, One-Woman Deep: Stories is also published by the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House in the Philippines.


 PALH’s author of Benedicta Takes Wing and Other Stories, Veronica Montes, recently won the Black Lawrence Price for their Black River Chapbook Competition. Her debut collection of 14 stories, Benedicta Takes Wing and other Stories, has been praised as stories that explore the intricate workings of Filipino families as they struggle to define their place in the world.


PALH's popular Growing Up Filipino: Stories for Young Adults now has a hardcover edition and there is a new cover for both hardcover and softcover editions. 

Two of PALH’s early publications, Growing Up Filipino: Stories for Young Adults and the followup book Growing Up Filipino II were included in National Geographic’s Summer Reading List for 2020. The books remain popular and continue to be used by educators.

 Further PALH published a Special International Edition, titled Please, San Antonio! and Melisande in Paris, 2 novellas set in Italy and in France. Authored by Eve La Salle Caram and Cecilia Brainard, the stories are about women who find healing in relationships. The book also has delightedly illustrations by Nina Lim-Yuson.


 PALH also published a special limited edition of my 43 sketches in reed and pen and ink. There are only 100 signed and numbered hardbound copies of Magical Years: Memories & Sketches available.  I had no training in art when I did these sketches which tried to capture my magical years a child in my birth city of Cebu.


Thanks for your time, and I’m hoping you will support the work of Philippine American Literary House so it can continue fine Filipino and Filipino American books.  Look for or in Facebook, search Philippine American Literary House. 


Salamat 2/21/21

tags: Philippines Philippine Filipino Pinoy books book literature literary women fiction young adults teen teenagers FilipinX teachers educators librarian


Popular posts from this blog

Welcome to Philippine American Literary House (PALH)