Check out these new books from local authors
MANILA — Looking for a new book to read this year? Here are three new titles from local authors.
IT WAS A PLEASURE BEING YOURS, ARABELLA BROWN
This novel by young writer Marga Monserrate is a modern take on the trope of forbidden love popularized by Shakespeare’s classic “Romeo and Juliet.”
Here, characters Arabella Brown and Carter Nordom fall in love in Los Angeles, but not without a hitch. Challenged by their family issues, they resort to sneak peeks, flee to secret locations, and do their best to keep the spark alive.
The book, published by 8Letters Bookstore and Publishing, is 17-year-old Monserrate’s first novel. The author will launch her book at 3 p.m. on May 21 at Robinsons Magnolia’s Central Garden.
MEET THE WORLD
Angely Dub, owner and CEO of Access Travel, has launched “Meet the World”, a children’s book that aims to inspire people of all ages to keep looking for new things.
The book shows how the protagonist’s curiosity allows him to embrace unknown circumstances, giving him a greater opportunity to experience the world beyond his own goals.
Dub launched “Meet the World” during the pandemic and was inspired by her bonding moments with her four-year-old cousin.
All proceeds from the book will go to Child Hope, a non-profit organization that works to promote children’s rights.
“Meet the World” is available online at the 7-Continent Store website, Lazada and Shopee, and at all Wanderskye branches for P699 (softcover) and P1 099 (hardcover).
This book contains 15 illustrated myths, legends and folk tales of the island of Negros.
The author of the book, Dr. Victoria Bantug Hoffarth, explains the symbolic values as well as the foundations of these 15 stories.
She also shows how myths are intertwined with history and religion, bridging the gap between academic literature and popular literature.
“Song of Negros” is available on Fully Booked, Ayala Museum, Negros Museum and their websites for online purchase.
After June 28, it will be available on Amazon in paperback, e-book, and audiobook formats.