A Village in the Fields hardcover book

Shortlisted for the Seventh William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, Fiction 2016

Stanford University Libraries

“Patty Enrado, with a clear and confident style, takes the powerful saga of those early Pinoys beyond the war years and to the end of the line.”

Peter Bacho, International Examiner

“Enrado’s novel is a fitting sequel to Carlos Bulosan’s groundbreaking America is in the Heart.”

Amerasia Journal

“Multilayered, empathetic, and touching account of a workingman’s life.”

Kirkus Reviews

“A poignant tale of family, identity, and politics . . . . You will remember these characters and their courage in the face of injustice long after the last page.”

—Lily King, author of Euphoria

“A heart-achingly beautiful journey through the history of the manongs . . . . this novel gives life, blood, and emotion to that difficult period in Filipino-American history.

—Marissa Aroy, Emmy Award-winning director of The Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers Movement

“Beautifully written, heartfelt and emotionally powerful, a moving and inspirational story of work, struggle, and family that takes its place beside classics of the genre.”

—Dan Chaon, author of Await Your Reply

“A compelling historical novel that celebrates the Filipino-American experience . . . . Enrado is proudly carrying on the spirit of Carlos Bulosan.”

—Kent Wong, Director, UCLA Labor Center

“A richly imagined novel . . . . brilliantly and compellingly told.”

—Sands Hall, author of Catching Heaven

A Village in the Fields . . . . should be taught as part of American Literature in schools and colleges. It is California History, Filipino-American History, brilliantly written by Patty Enrado.”

—Evangeline Canonizado Buell, author of Twenty-Five Chickens and a Pig for a Bride

“In her sweeping debut novel . . . . Enrado uses vivid imagery and lyrical prose to tell this story of the heartbreaking beauty of unrelenting hope.”

—Frances Badgett, fiction editor of Contrary Magazine

“A vibrantly drawn portrait of an often-forgotten aspect of American history.”

—Robyn Magalit Rodriguez, Associate Professor, Asian American Studies, University of California Davis

“Enrado deftly takes us through the inner workings of familial relationships….”

Hyphen Magazine