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In City Stories, Esquire editor-at-large Sarge Lacuesta revisits his favorites from his own collection of stories written and published in a span of two decades.
Award-winning author Angelo R. Lacuesta has just released City Stories, his personal selection of his favorite stories published over the last 20 years. Through these short stories, Lacuesta revisits the cities of his past, from the concrete and sunlit streets of his childhood ...
 
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Lakbay Aklatan might be heading your way!
Libraries will always have a certain magic about them; it doesn't matter how old you get. While Metro Manila already has its fair share of cool libraries, one bus company is working to get the magic of books to every corner of ...
 
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Viet Thanh Nguyen drew inspiration from Bulosan and other Asian writers.
Viet Thanh Nguyen won the Pulitzer prize in 2016 for his debut novel The Sympathizers. Telling a genre-spanning story that’s part-mystery, comedy and history, the book has been praised for giving a fresh and compelling new perspective to the Vietnam War. Nguyen, who ...
 
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A rich housewife has an affair with her personal trainer and heads back to her childhood home. Read an excerpt from Caroline S. Hau's Tiempo Muerto.
In her debut novel, author Caroline S. Hau digs deep into her Filipino heritage to present readers with an enthralling read about the disparities of socioeconomic classes. In Tiempo Muerto, published by the Ateneo de Manila University Press, Hau’s two heroines come from ...
 
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A work of narrative nonfiction almost ten years in the making offers new insight into female desire and gender politics. It’s also a brilliant work of prose
Lisa Taddeo’s new book is a work of narrative non-fiction that traces the lives and desires of three ordinary American women. ‘Maggie’ is a twentysomething fighting a court case against a teacher with whom she claims to have had a damaging love ...
 
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JZ turns to a Spanish novelist, poetry and familiar popcorn flicks during a monthlong sojourn in Spain.
A Heart So White by Javier MariasIt took me years to get through Marias’s digressive, meandering styles and finish one of his novels, but now that I know how they work, I love them. One of his best novels, about gestures and ...
 
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The book includes photos and messages from Barack Obama, Eric Ripert, Jill Filipovic, Ken Burns, Questlove, José Andrés and others who worked with Bourdain.
After Anthony Bourdain died last summer, CNN set out to put together a book of intimate photographs of the chef along with quotes from people whose lives he touched. The finished product was to be a keepsake for his daughter, privately published ...
 
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The HBO show might be over, but A Song of Ice and Fire still has two books to go.
So, what now? Game of Thrones concluded last night with a finale that was, well, technically a finale. The story came to a conclusion. That conclusion was at times frustratingly mediocre and other times maddeningly stupid. Bran as the winner? No prophecies explained? None of ...
 
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Our resident devourer of pop culture has Almodovar and Spanish novelists on her mind this month.
I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora EphronAssymetry by Lisa HallidayThis novel about a young writer who has an affair with a much, much older writer who is expected to win the Nobel Prize, by a writer who had an affair ...
 
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JZ prepares for a month-long trip to Spain by reading Bolaño and watching a Spanish series about a gang of criminals.
Writer Jessica Zafra prepares for a month-long trip to Spain by reading Bolaño and watching a Spanish series about a gang of criminals. Here, her top pop culture picks for TV and books in April.Not the End of the World by Kate ...
 
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Consider this your checklist.
If you’re looking for the best books for men, you can’t go wrong with the classics. There’s a reason some books have stood the test of time and have become invaluable tools for all of us making our way through life. The ...
 
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The Harry Potter author keeps adding to her stories after the fact.
Even though the Harry Potter books came to a close when the seventh entry in the series was published in 2007, that hasn't stopped author J.K. Rowling from adding to the larger lore of her wizarding world. With an Olivier and Tony-winning ...
 
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The director pays tribute to Mario Puzo's novel in a new foreword
Francis Ford Coppola says it's "absolutely true that Mario [Puzo] 'made' me and his novel The Godfather changed my life" in a new foreword he's written to accompany the 50th anniversary edition of the book he adapted into the legendary film.Having dismissed Puzo's book ...
 
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JZ gets acquainted with a canine friend, lovers during the Cold War, and the scammer behind "the greatest party that never happened"
Francois Truffaut said, “Three films a day, three books a week, and records of great music would be enough to make me happy to the day I die.” A good plan for spending your life, but for that annoying concept: bills. So ...
 
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For all types of situations.
Tomorrow marks the start of the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale, the 11-day event that features over two million books at very affordable prices. If you want to find out more, here’s everything you need to know.   If you find the selection ...
 
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The destruction of Manila became an inevitable consequence of a lack of planning.
In his book, Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila, James M. Scott sheds light on General Douglas MacArthur’s ineptitudes in the liberation of Manila and the overwhelming atrocities committed by the Japanese during the Battle of Manila based on chilling first-hand accounts of ...
 
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Jessica Zafra breaks down all the books she's read and every movie and TV show she's watched so far in 2019.
A new novel by Kate Atkinson is reason to cancel all appointments, turn off the phone and stay in bed reading the book in your pajamas. Coming after what may be her finest novels, Life After Life and A God In Ruins ...
 
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Including a collection of short stories by the 'Cat Person' author and the long-awaited sequel to 'The Handmaid's Tale'
Along with useless aspirations like losing weight or tying to be nicer to your parents, aiming to read more is one of the most common New Year's resolutions in our increasingly screen-dependant times. 2018 was crammed with excellent novels some of which explored how ...
 
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Add these to your reading list.
The 37th Philippine National Book Award winners have just been announced by the National Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle, honoring the best books published in 2017. While the awards are highly anticipated in the publishing industry, for us readers, the annual ...
 
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You should read Shirley Jackson's original novel.
I have to be honest: I was a little miffed when I heard that Netflix would be releasing another adaptation of Shirley Jackson's 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House. It's not just because the book is a masterclass in psychological terror—something that's ...
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