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amazon com when the elephants dance 8601400262900 tess - when the elephants dance introduces us to the incandescent voice of tess uriza holthe who sets her remarkable first novel in the waning days of world war ii as the japanese and the americans engage in a fierce battle for possession of the philippine islands the karangalan family and their neighbors huddle for survival in the cellar of a house a few miles from manila, when the elephants dance by tess uriza holthe - tess uriza holthe is the author of the critically acclaimed and nationally bestselling when the elephants dance she grew up on a filipino american family in san francisco she grew up on a filipino american family in san francisco, when the elephants dance by by tess uriza holthe summary - when the elephants dance is a fascinating journey into what is for most of us unknown territory tess uriza holthe takes us into the heart of the philippine struggle for freedom with its heroes its turncoats its brutality and the poetry of its folklore, when the elephants dance by tess uriza holthe paperback - when the elephants dance introduces us to the incandescent voice of tess uriza holthe who sets her remarkable first novel in the waning days of world war ii as the japanese and the americans engage in a fierce battle for possession of the philippine islands the karangalan family and their neighbors huddle for survival in the cellar of a house a few miles from manila, when the elephants dance by tess uriza holthe - when the elephants dance is a moving and vivid tribute to the power of love hope and storytelling during a time of crisis kevin baker author of dreamland a magical and powerful tale of a makeshift family of villagers trying to survive by courage and imagination during japan s, tess uriza holthe when the elephants dance bookpage - tess uriza holthe s first novel is a collection of supernatural filipino legends recounted in her family for generations even with a backdrop of a brutal world war ii battle during which women are raped malaria is rampant and the lush land of the philippines is destroyed holthe s writing is luminous and her characters so engaging that whole chapters go by without the reader remembering that war is central to the book, tess uriza holthe author of when the elephants dance - tess uriza holthe is the author of the critically acclaimed and nationally bestselling when the elephants dance she grew up on a filipino american family in san francisco when the elephants dance is inspired in part by the experiences of her father who was a young boy in the philippines during world war ii, when the elephants dance book by tess uriza holthe - buy a cheap copy of when the elephants dance book by tess uriza holthe tess uriza holthe writes with a mixture of metaphor and fact a combination of the supernatural and the all too real when the elephants dance opens in fact with free shipping over 10, fiction book review when the elephants dance by tess - when the elephants dance the chickens mu when the elephants dance tess uriza holthe author crown 24 95 384p isbn 978 0 609 60952 1 more by and about this author other books, when the elephants dance book by tess uriza holthe - tess uriza holthe grew up in a filipino american family in san francisco when the elephants dance is inspired in part by the experiences of her father who was a young boy in the philippines during world war ii, tess uriza holthe when the elephant dance - reading group guide introduction the title of this powerful first novel by tess uriza holthe refers to the precarious situation of its main characters the karangalan family and their neighbors and friends as they huddle in a cellar on the outskirts of manila in february 1945 in the words of thirteen year old alejandro one of the novel s three narrators papa explains the war like this