Book Launch of the “Fallen Cradle”

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fallen cradle “Fallen Cradle” is the title of the book which I am a part of. (View the book cover) Friends like Cathy Babao-Guballa, Alma Miclat, Agnes Prieto, Pia Cayetano are among the 22 parents who contributed to the literary anthology on their experiences of the loss of a child. Like Cathy said : “it promises to be a literary exploration of the many faces (and phases) of losing a child. ” The book is edited by award winning authors Agnes Prieto and Ricardo de Ungria.

Do drop by and take a look at our book and meet the authors as well.

When: May 3, 2005 at 5:30 PM
Where: Powerbooks at Greenbelt 4 , Makati Avenue

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I don’t think I will ever come out with a book . Perhaps my husband will when he retires. Alma Miclat is scheduled to launch her book, “Beyond the Great Wall” , on May 5 at National Book Store, Shangrila Plaza Mall, EDSA at 6:00 PM. The book is co-authored by her husband and 2 daughters. My sister is writing a fictionalized version of the deaths in our family (my mom, dad, 2 brothers and my son). When she first approached an agent, my sister was advised to remove one death in the family because “truth is stranger than fiction”. Imagine that.

*EDITED (April 11) – Just received the invitation from Anvil Publishing Inc. : The complete list of authors are : Dr. Maria Lourdes A. Carandang, Wyn Wyn Ong, Gemino Abad, Ronnie and Queti Azurin, Pia Cayetano, Cathy S. Babao Guballa, Noemi L. Dado, Taguiwalo Family, Gina P. de Venecia, Lois S. Illustre, Claire P. Ferrer, Karyl Chastain Beal, Thelma Chiong, Ambassador Fortunato U. Abat, Gerarda Villa, Rogelio G. Mangahas, Avelina o. Prieto, Faye Mewbourne Martin, Alma Miclat, Mario Miclat, Gilda Cordero Fernando, Karen Rosseau

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  • congratulations on the book 🙂

    saw the book cover and noticed that ina foundation was mentioned. my mom’s actually part of ina foundation 🙂

    looks like an interesting read.. maybe when i get home i’ll get one for my mom 🙂 she has all these other books too that people have given her.. i think reading about people who have gone through the same experience helps a lot. anyway congratulations on the book again!

  • Cris: Thanks Cris. Maybe your mom might be able to get hold of the book because Gina de Venecia is also one of the authors. I’m sure she will be there at the book launch.

  • Sayang, I don’t think I can make the Book Launch, but i’d remember to buy the book 🙂

    Congrats to all of you who have turned your grief into something positive and productive… I can’t think of any other way to have your children touch people’s lives too, even now that they’re gone…

  • Delish: Thanks. Whenever you buy a copy of the book, part of the profilts will go to our mission. I get a very small royalty from each sale. Hopefully, I can arrange a deal from ANVIL so they can give me a bigger share.

    True we chose to be positive and productive. Like I said in an entry: Grief is inevitable while misery is optional.

  • oh, my tita is also part of the book.. (i just saw the invitation’s picture now) at least i think it’s her coz i only know one wynn wynn ong..

  • Cris: Maybe I will meet your tita during the launch .

  • hi noemi. sad that I couldn’t drop by the launch as I still have work. Good luck!! Am sure it will be a good part of your advocacy..

  • One of the contributors in the book is a certain Ronnie Azurin. Is this the same Ronnie Azurin who used to work for RPN? If he is, would you happen to know his contact number? I really need to talk to him…
    If you have time, kindly email me or leave a comment on my homepage. I’d appreciate it very much! Thank you…

  • Ronnie Azurin

    To Hazel,

    Hello, and yes, the one and only. Ronnie Azurin from RPN 9.. (wow, i miss saying that). My contact info is 0916-454-8437. Text me na lang.

    Thanks and God Bless!!