Edited by Cecilia Brainard
New Day Publishers, 1992, softcover, 240 pages, ISBN 970100528X
Outstanding and Delightful, a Must-Read
Cecilia’s inspiration to collect and edit Fiction by Filipinos in America came about when she could not find such a book in the 1980s. The anthology was funded by a Brody Arts Fund and collects 23 stories by Filipinos in America, including Linda Ty-Casper, N.V.M. Gonzalez, Juan Dionisio, Bienvenido Santos, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, Manuel Viray, Carlos Bulosan, Ligaya Victorio Fruto, Jean Vengua Gier, Alberto Florentino, Michelle Cruz Skinner, Jessica Hagedorn, Paulino Lim, Jr., Samuel Tagatac, Virginia Cerenio, Julia Palarca, Oscar Penaranda, Erlinda Villamor Kravetz, Nadine Sarreal, Marianne Villanueva, Manuel Olimpo, Nenutzka Villamar, and Luis Cabalquinto.
“Definitely one of the most outstanding anthologies published [in 1993], this collection of stories by 23 Filipino writers who work or used to work in the United States is a must-read for all students of Philippine Literature.” (Isagani R. Cruz for the Philippine Star)
“(Editor) Manguerra Brainard’s selection is a delight. Some of the stories are masterly, especially those written by such reliables as Carlos Bulosan, Linda Ty-Casper, N.V.M. Gonzalez, and Alberto S. Florentino. None is less than highly competent, and all are worth reading. Manguerra Brainard has done an excellent job of mixing critical judgement and personal taste.” (World Literature Today)
Isagani R. Cruz for Philippine Star, Feb. 17, 1994
Al Camus Palomar for World Literature Today, Autumn 1994