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MALAYA Filipino Book Club Soft Launch
Join us for our first book club meeting as we get started with Elaine Castillo's America is not the Heart, a critically acclaimed novel set in Milpitas, California. Grab brunch with us as we discuss how the book club will move forward for future meetings!

Miles Bistro

1535 Landess Ave Ste 141 · Milpitas, ca

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Join MALAYA South Bay for our first discussion of Elaine Castillo's America is Not the Heart, which has received critical acclaim from outlets such as The New York Times and Vogue! At our first meeting, we will be discussing a short excerpt from the book and planning our next meeting - all while eating food, of course.

Find the excerpt here:


MALAYA South Bay is a part of the larger MALAYA Movement, which is a US-based alliance of multiple organizations and individuals aiming to stop the killings in the Philippines and advocate for democracy and liberation in the country. Learn more at the website:

From the jacket: "...America is Not the Heart is a sprawling, soulful debut about three generations of women in one family struggling to balance the promise of the American dream and the unshakeable grip of history. With exuberance, grit, and sly tenderness, here is a family saga; an origin story; a romance; a narrative of two nations and the people who leave one home to grasp at another."

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