The Next Great Asian Book Isn’t About Crazy And Rich

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“The Kano, The Teacher & The Lola: A Filipino-American Fable” gives new meaning to Filipino Time - New Book Release by A.J. Neal Publishing

Finally, time for the “invisible” Asian community to be in the spotlight. A.J. Neal Publishing announces the release of its latest book, “The Kano, The Teacher & The Lola: A Filipino-American Fable”—and pulls back the curtain on the warm and wonderful Filipino people and culture.

Readers will join Michael, a smitten American boy, on an unexpected journey to prove himself a worthy suitor for the beautiful Maria, a recent immigrant from the Philippines. In a quest to find his ”inner Filipino,” Michael encounters a mysterious but sincere teacher; discovers a Filipino world not bound by time or space; and learns from the Lola (grandmother) the Filipino traditions, folklore and superstitions necessary to transform him from an Ameri-kano to a Filipino, at least in appreciation and spirit.

The book is a fable only in the whimsical, creative envelope used to deliver on the content, which is based in facts, traditions, and beliefs. A sweeping range of subjects such as Filipino history, immigration, food, festivals, celebrations, beliefs, quirks, language, notable compatriots and random facts are all seamlessly worked into the story line, creating a reading experience as educational as it is fun.

Not being Filipino himself but married into the culture, author Christopher Holl believes those with an interest in “all things Filipino” will enjoy the book, but he is quick to point out to his Filipino readers, “You don’t need me to teach you about your culture, but I hope my perspective and appreciation for it add to, or at least remind you, of what you already know and love about it.”

“The Kano, The Teacher & The Lola: A Filipino-American Fable,” is available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble in eBook, hardcover and paperback. The author can be contacted at publisher(at)

About the Author:
Christopher Holl may not be Filipino by birthright, but he is in spirit, as evidenced by 28 years of marriage to his Filipina wife and their “Fil-Am” children. He’s fond of saying that he loves the Filipino people so much, he made four of his own! Holl is a business executive, former US Marine and author of “Life Lessons from The Chocolate Factory: 10 Rich, Satisfying Nuggets to Nibble On” and “Dispense-Sation: A Pharmacist’s Rx for a Laugh.”

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