BCB Newspaper Widow



BCB Newspaper Widow is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.

Signed/personalized copies will be available for pickup at the Readings by Filipino American Authors event, presented by the Carlos Bulosan Book Club, on Saturday 4/16 in Los Angeles. 


Filipina American author Cecilia Manguerra Brainard's novel, THE NEWSPAPER WIDOW, is a literary mystery set in the Philippines in 1909, shortly after the Spaniards lost to the Americans, and the Americans occupied the Philippines. The widow Ines and her friend the French seamstress Melisande solve the crime of the dead priest in the creek in order to free the son of Ines from jail. Inspired by her great-grandmother who was the first woman publisher in the Philippines,

Brainard has written a character-driven novel that raises interesting and complicated questions about morality and justice while the protagonist searches for the priest's true killer. What begins as a murder mystery transforms into something greater as love, loyalty and friendship are tested and refined.


Recipient of a California Arts Council Fellowship, a Brody Arts Fund, an Outstanding Individual Award from her birth city of Cebu Philippines, among others, Cecilia Brainard is the author and editor of over 20 books including When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, Magdalena, Selected Short Stories by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, Growing Up Filipino I & II, and others.