Get 25% Off the Listed Price on Small Business Saturday

Philippine Expressions Bookshop is participating for the first time in Small Business Saturday on November 24, 2012. Shop Small on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and support small, locally-owned and operated businesses. Philippine Expressions Bookshop is not only a small business but it is also a minority-and-woman-owned entrepreneural business. It has served the Filipino-American community for the last 28 years and has helped put Philippine writings and Filipino American authors on the literary map in the United States. Your support will be deeply appreciated!

We offer a 25% discount on the following titles being listed here. We have introduced to the Fil Am community many of the authors of these titles thru various literary soirees and you can read details about the authors and their books in this blog. The 25% discount is good only for one day and will be invoiced only on Saturday, November 24. We will not allow any EXTENSION. We offer free shipping for net orders over $50.00. Otherwise, shipping plus 8.75% sales tax will be added.

However, you can place your order NOW, especially if you intend to pay by credit card or mail a check. To pay by credit card, please call (310) 514-9139 or email: linda@philippineexpressionsbookshop.com and leave your telephone number. If we miss your call, we will return your call as soon as possible. For your convenience, please advise the best time to call you back. On Saturday, we will accept phone orders only if payment will be by credit card. If you wish to pay by check, order NOW so that your check arrives by Saturday. Any mail not postmarked November 24, 2012 will not qualify for the discount. We will not allow any EXCEPTION.

All online orders to be placed on Saturday must be paid only thru PayPal. Pay to: linda_nietes@sbcglobal.net. If you do not have a PayPal account, consider opening one right now. Just google PayPal and follow their instructions. Or, consider placing your order now and pay by check or by credit card as instructed above.

Thank you. Maraming salamat po!

American Son: A Novel

 List Price:$14.95  NOW  $11.21

 *Sales Tax: $0.98   plus **shipping  

 

Angelica’s Daughters

List Price: $18.95 NOW$14.21 

*Sales Tax $1.24 plus **shipping

 

Autobiography of a Stranger

List Price:$12.50  NOW $ 9.38

*Sales Tax: $0.82   plus **shipping

 

Carlos Villa & the Integrity of Spaces

List Price:$40.00 NOW $30.00

*Sales Tax: $2.63   plus **shipping

 

Come, Let’s Speak Tagalog

List Price: Hardcover $39.95 NOW$ 29.96

*Sales Tax: $2.62   plus **shipping

Paperback $24.95 NOW$18.71

*Sales Tax: $1.64   plus **shipping

 

Drama Queen

List Price:$7.95 NOW$5.96

*Sales Tax: $0.52   plus **shipping

 

Filipino American Experience: The Making of a Historical Monument

List Price: $28.95 NOW $21.71

*Sales Tax: $1.90   plus **shipping

 

Filipinos in Carson and South Bay

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*Sales Tax: $1.44   plus **shipping

 

Filipinos in Hawaii

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*Sales Tax: $ 1.44  plus **shipping

 

Filipinos in Hollywood

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*Sales Tax: $1.31   plus **shipping

 

Filipinos in Ventura County

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*Sales Tax: $1.44   plus **shipping

 

Filipinos of Greater Philadelphia

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Global Filipino Cuisine

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*Sales Tax: $1.64   plus **shipping

 

Gun Dealer’s Daughter

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Illicit Flirtations

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In Her Mother’s Image

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*Sales Tax: $0.66   plus **shipping

 

Iron Lotus

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*Sales Tax: $1.18   plus **shipping

 

Leaves from the Silverlake Barrio

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Los Angeles’ Historic Filipinotown

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*Sales Tax: $1.44   plus **shipping

 

Magnificat: Mama Mary’s Pilgrim Sites

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My Filipino Connection: The Philippines in Hollywood

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*Sales Tax $1.31 plus **shipping

Out of Cebu

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*Sales Tax: $1.24   plus **shipping

 

Pinoy in America

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*Sales Tax $0.85 plus **shipping

 

Seeking Thirst

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*Sales Tax: $1.08   plus **shipping

 

Straightjacket Sensualities

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*Sales Tax: $1.51   plus **shipping

 

Tagalog-English/English-Tagalog Dictionary by Maria Gracia Tan Llenado and Carl R. Galvez Rubino

List Price:$29.95 NOW$22.46

*Sales Tax: $1.97   plus **shipping

 

Tagalog for Beginners: An Introduction to Filipino, the National Language of the Philippines [Paperback] Joi Barrios

List Price:$19.95 NOW$14.96

*Sales Tax: $1.31   plus **shipping

 

Talking to the Moon

List Price:$14.95 NOW$11.21

*Sales Tax: $0.98   plus **shipping

 

The Deliverer

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*Sales Tax: $0.92   plus **shipping

 

The Hypersexuality of Race

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*Sales Tax: $1.70   plus **shipping

 

Tropic Born, War Torn

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*Sales Tax: $1.05   plus **shipping

 

Vigan and Other Stories

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*Sales Tax $1.24 plus **shipping

 

Waiting for General MacArthur

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*Sales Tax: $1.05   plus **shipping

 

When the de la Cruz Family Danced

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*Sales Tax: $1.11   plus **shipping

 

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

Abadeha: The Philippine Cinderella by Myrna J. De La Paz and Youshan Tang

List Price:$17.95 NOW$13.46

*Sales Tax: $1.18   plus **shipping

 

Cora Cooks Pancit by Dorina K. Lazo Gilmore and Kristi Valiant

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*Sales Tax: $1.18   plus **shipping

 

Filipino Children’s Favorite Stories by Liana Elena Romulo and Joanne de Leon

List Price:$18.95 NOW$14.21

*Sales Tax: $1.24   plus **shipping

 

Filipino Friends by Liana Romulo and Corazon Dandan-Albano

List Price:$15.95 NOW$11.96

*Sales Tax: $1.05   plus **shipping

 

I am Flippish! by Leslie V. Ryan

List Price:$11.95 NOW$8.96

*Sales Tax: $0.78   plus **shipping

 

My First Book of Tagalog Words by Liana Romulo and Jaime Laurel

List Price:$12.95 NOW$9.71

*Sales Tax: $0.85   plus **shipping

 

Pan de Sal Saves the Day by Norma Chikiamco, Norma Olizon-Chikiamco, Mark Ramsel N. Salvatus III and Mark Salvatus

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*Sales Tax: $0.85   plus **shipping

 

Tuko and the Birds by Shirley Climo and Francisco Mora

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*Sales Tax: $1.11   plus **shipping

 

COOKBOOKS

A Taste of the Philippines by Ghillie Basan and Vilma Laus

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Authentic Recipes from the Philippines by Reynaldo G. Alejandro and Luca Invernizzi Tettoni

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*Sales Tax: $1.05   plus **shipping

 

Discover the Philippines Cookbook by Albert J. Mortiz

List Price:$12.95 NOW$9.71

*Sales Tax: $0.85   plus **shipping

 

Filipino Cuisine 

by Dr. Gerry G. Gelle and Michael O’Shaughnessy

List Price:$29.95 NOW$22.46

*Sales Tax: $1.97   plus **shipping

 

Filipino Homestyle Dishes by Norma Olizon-Chikiamco

List Price:$12.95 NOW$9.71

*Sales Tax: $0.85   plus **shipping

 

The Filipino-American Kitchen by Jennifer M. Aranas, Brian Briggs and Michael Lande

List Price:$24.95 NOW$18.71

*Sales Tax: $1.64   plus **shipping

 

The Filipino Cookbook by Miki Garcia and Luca Invernizzi Tettoni

List Price:$18.95 NOW$14.21

*Sales Tax: $1.24   plus **shipping

 

The Philippine Cookbook by Reynaldo G. Alejandro

List Price:$19.00 NOW$14.25

*Sales Tax: $1.25   plus **shipping

 

*8.75% sales tax applies only to CA residents

**Shipping Cost: $5.00 for the first book; add $3.95 for the second book and  $1.00 for each subsequent title.

Please pay via PayPal to linda_nietes@sbcglobal.net. Maraming salamat po.

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Tropic Born War Torn

TITLE:  Tropic Born  War Torn

AUTHOR: Susan Vance

PUBLISHER:  Inkwater Press

123 pages

REVIEW PUBLISHED IN CITY BOOK REVIEW.COM

While the scope and horror of war can never be fully realized, personal life stories encourage one to learn history surrounding these events. The author’s mother and grandfather, Gloria Haube Vance and William Haube, were caught up in the Japanese invasion of the Philippines during World War II. On the evening of Gloria’s engagement party, December 7, 1941, her life changed direction and she was plunged into survival mode. Reinforcements for the Philippines were diverted to protect Hawaii after the Pearl Harbor attack, leaving the Philippines to the Japanese. Gloria’s fiancé was captured, endured the Bataan death march — only to die on a Japanese ship bombed by American planes.

“Against these odds you try to survive, always at the mercy of the whims of the invaders.  Failure to carry out their orders offered only the prospect of horrible torture or death. Blanketing all of one’s mental and physical suffering is the endless feeling of fear that you live with 24 hours a day.”

Gloria’s story is augmented by the diary of her father, who managed a mine taken over by the Japanese. The photographs bring authenticity to the straightforward narration. Even though there are hundreds of books about this period of the bloody battle for the Philippines, this compelling story could have been helped along by greater historical context, better maps and reference to the ongoing battles. Since 1521, the Philippines have been colonized and battered by wars. The heroes of the book are the two natives who hide, shelter, and feed the Haube family. The natives and Japanese are referred to by pejoratives commonly used at that time. This book will ultimately lead the reader to an interest in this fascinating part of the world and the rollercoaster ride of war, subjugation, and liberation, along with the nightmares caused by war.