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Elaine Castillo’s Filipino American saga is the California Book Club’s January 2021 selection.
Set in the Silicon Valley suburb where Castillo grew up, this debut novel depicts the Filipino American experience across three generations. It’s a family saga that’s full of heart and humor, shining a rare light on Filipino life in the United States. America Is Not the Heart was named one of the best books of 2018 by, among others, NPR, Literary Hub, and the Boston Globe.