Right now I’m copy editing the Philippine Edition of my first novel, When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, which will be released by the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House in 2019. The novel which was first published as Song of Yvonne (New Day 1991), then later as When the Rainbow Goddess Wept (Dutton/Penguin, 1994). Further it was picked up by the University of Michigan Press (1999), and a Turkish edition was published 2001.
The novel remains in print and easily available in hard copy and kindle from Amazon. Philippine Expressions and other bookshops also carry this novel.
From Associated Press:
“When the Rainbow Goddess Wept by Cecilia Brainard is the tearful, seldom-told story of the Japanese invasion of the Philippines during World War II as seen through the eyes of a young Filipino girl. The many hardships that 9-year-old Yvonne Macaraig and her family are faced with teach her the value of hope and endurance … Brainard’s wonderful novel shows how war brings out the best and the worst in people as it describes both the atrocities and the heroics that befall her characters. The novel’s theme, the vast cost of war on the human spirit is illustrated well by Yvonne’s tragic loss of innocence. In the words of her grandfather, Lolo Peping: ‘Before man sinned, he was innocent. Man’s original sin wasn’t eating the forbidden fruit; it was Cain’s murder of his brother.’”