San Francisco: Filipina expat’s book of short stories wins raves, awards

Filipina author Noelle Q. De Jesus, author of ‘Blood: Collected Stories’, which includes a Palanca award-winning story, recently was in town for a quick trip to accompany her 18-year-old daughter, the older of her two children, to UC Berkeley. She generously carved out time from a parent’s emotional rite of passage–leaving a child to attend college away from home–to launch her collection of fictional short stories about multiculturalism, family relationships and immigrant experiences, with a reading at the at the San Francisco Main Public Library, hosted by the Philippine American Writers Association. Read more