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Lost and Found and Other Essays

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In 2005 Rica Bolipata-Santos lost her father, suffered from her son’s worsening condition, and discovered salvation in writing. In 2007, she won the Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award for her first collection of essays. According to the judges, her “provocative and well-shaped essays” were “luminous, little narratives.” In ‘Lost and Found,’ Bolipata- Santos continues traveling the terrain of the mundane and domestic, still unafraid to find gravitas in the tiniest of experiences. In these twenty-six articles she wrote from 2005-2009 for the ‘Philippine Star,’ Bolipata –Santos trains her eye on everyday things using words to transform the ordinary into something revelatory.

132 pages, Paperback

First published January 1, 2010

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October 19, 2020
i appreciated the brevity of each essay, as it allowed me to squeeze in reading one or two during 5-10 min breaks!

the essays were heartfelt and insightful, and there were some the really resonated with me! i loved how beautifully woven each passage is, concealing within them profound insights and realizations

(some of the essays didn’t really leave much of an impact on me, although i think this is mainly subjective lang)
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December 30, 2020
The author has a way of articulating thoughts and feelings that many have had at one point but could not phrase them in a way that's impactful and leaves your mouth hanging. I'm still amazed at how she was able to string those words and put them on paper.
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September 5, 2015
"Although hope cannot promise a happy ending and hope cannot will something into being unless it is time, the exercise of hope is an exercise of love."

Heartfelt essays about love, talents, and family. A book writers, artists, and mothers can easily relate to :)
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