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The oracles : my Filipino grandparents in America

Author: Pati Navalta Poblete
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Heyday Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English
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As a young girl growing up in California, Pati Navalta Poblete is dismayed to find her American way of life interrupted when her four grandparents arrive from the Philippines. Turning her adolescence upside down, they inspire her to name them "the Oracles" for the unfamiliar--and often unsolicited--wisdom they bring. Poblete tells her story of generational strife and familial clash of values with tenderness and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Pati Navalta Poblete; Pati Navalta Poblete
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pati Navalta Poblete
ISBN: 1597140368 9781597140362
OCLC Number: 68416643
Description: x, 125 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Pati Navalta Poblete.
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As a young girl growing up in California, Pati Navalta Poblete is dismayed to find her American way of life interrupted when her four grandparents arrive from the Philippines. Turning her adolescence upside down, they inspire her to name them "the Oracles" for the unfamiliar--and often unsolicited--wisdom they bring. Poblete tells her story of generational strife and familial clash of values with tenderness and humor. In sharp and unforgettable glimpses we see the shadows of superstition, the force of religion, and the embrace of family--sometimes welcome, sometimes not. Only years later did she begin to understand how much she had needed the Oracles to bring her own.--From publisher description.

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