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Gilda Cordero-Fernando wrote short fiction in her "early housewife" years, from 1952 to 1970, then put it behind her to go into non-fiction and publishing. The stories in this collection are the cream of that period. They were originally printed in two volumes -- The Butcher, The Baker, The Candlestick Maker and A Wilderness of Sweets.

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Paperback, Newsprint, 276 pages
Published 1994 by Anvil Publishing, Inc.
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I have read only two stories of Gilda Cordero-Fernando, A Wilderness of Sweets (which I plan to reread) and People in the War. The former I have already reviewed, so in this section I shall only focus on the latter.

My first reaction upon finishing this short story was: "Oh my God, this is so amazing." It is very much reminiscent of her other story, especially because of the setting, plot, context, and the protagonist's voice. Again the narration is lyrical and well-written. The beautiful words a
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Gilda Cordero-Fernando is a multiawarded writer, publisher and cultural icon from the Philippines. She was born in Manila, has a B.A. from St. Theresa’s College-Manila, and an M.A. from the Ateneo de Manila University.

She started off as a writer and was awarded the Palanca Award for Literature several times. She has also written and illustrated children’s books.Her short stories are collected in T

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