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Magdalena
by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingkatopuawing of Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on 12/1/2010
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3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingkatopuawing from Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Saturday, December 31, 2011

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excerpts from the backcover text:
Cecilia Manguerra Brainard has written an ambitious novel of forbidden love. Set against the turbulent history of East Asia in the twentieth century and by turns erotic and tragic, Magdalena vividly depicts three generations of strong Filipino women. (Aimee Liu)
Cecilia Manguerra Brainards's novel Magdalena takes its title from a protagonist descended from several generations of equally compelling female characters ... Brainard uses a nonlinear narrative and multiple points of view to describe the history of Philippines that roughly corresponds to its contact with the United States from the Spanish-American War to the war in Vietnam.
The novel brings into focus not only the romantic and social conflicts of different generations of women but also economic and racial divisions in the Philippines ...
Interspersed throughout the novel are archival photographs of places and people, photographs that remind the reader that while the characters are fictional, the backdrop is historical reality. (Kathleen Flanagan)
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Plain View Press, paperback, 2nd edition 2008, 164 pages 


Journal Entry 2 by wingkatopuawing at n/a, Mailed to another bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (3/27/2012 UTC) at n/a, Mailed to another bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases

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Wurde gerade aufgegeben. Macht sich als Leihgabe auf den Weg zu holle77

Gute Reise liebes Buch!
Melde Dich bald mal wieder! 


Journal Entry 3 by wingholle77wing at Selm, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Sunday, April 15, 2012

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Vielen Dank fürs Leihen des Buches, es wird als nächstes gelesen. 


Journal Entry 4 by wingholle77wing at Selm, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Monday, April 23, 2012

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This was my fourth book for the Phillipines and it was the best.
Without needing a dictionnary I could read the English fluently.
The story is very interesting telling of love and hate, of the differences between being poor or being rich, of what it meant to live as a Chinese under Filipinos, of the importance of the Catholic Church and of historic circumstances.
I liked very much to read it. 


Journal Entry 5 by wingholle77wing at Selm, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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Magdalena macht sich noch im Laufe dieser Woche auf die Heimreise. 


Journal Entry 6 by wingkatopuawing at Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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Heil heimgekehrt. Falls es noch jemand lesen möchte, schreibt mich einfach an. Es darf gerne wieder auf Wanderschaft gehen.

Returned home. 


Journal Entry 7 by wingkatopuawing at Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany on Monday, December 04, 2017

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Released 1 mo ago (11/29/2017 UTC) at Flensburg, Schleswig-Holstein Germany

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Macht sich als Leihgabe auf den Weg zum Lesen ohne Zeitlimit. 


Journal Entry 8 by book-a-billy at München, Bayern Germany on Monday, December 18, 2017

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Dieses und zwei andere Philippinen-Bücher sind heute gut bei mir angekommen. Ich freue mich schon darauf, es zu lesen und es wird mir bei der 1 Jahr = 1 Land-Challenge weiterhelfen. Vielen lieben Dank für diese Leihgabe! 


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