In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
An oriole sings to a dying father. A bleeding-heart dove saves the day. A crow wakes a woman's resolve. Owls help a boy endure isolation. Cockatoos attend the laying of the dead. Always there are birds in these linked stories that pay homage to kindness amidst loss, grief, discord and displacement, from Australia to the Philippines, across cultures and species. When we encounter that snag in the breath, that shadow of a wing, we hope to remember kindness.
Kindness cannot self-isolate. It moves both ways and all ways, like breath.
Books by Merlinda Bobis
Accidents of Composition (2017)
Locust Girl: A Lovesong (2015)
Fish-Hair Woman (2012)
The Solemn Lantern Maker (2008, 2009)
Banana Heart Summer (2005, 2008)
Pag-uli, Pag-uwi, Homecoming (2004)
White Turtle (1999, 2013)
Summer Was a Fast Train without Terminals (1998)
Cantata of the Warrior Woman Daragang Magayon / Kantada ng Babing Mandirigma Daragang Magayon (1993, 1997)
Ang Lipad ay Awit sa Apat na Hangin / Flight is Song on Four Wings (1990)