In The Typhoon's Eye

In The Typhoon's Eye

A Story of Childhood and Leaving Home

by Bles Chavez-Bernstein


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Should you spend a lifetime chasing dreams for others?

In The Typhoon’s Eye is a story of childhood and growing up amidst struggle, sacrifice, and concession to a stringent reality while keeping the dreams of youth alive. The imagery of Sandig hill with its vast greenery and lush ambiance shaped the perspective of the author as a young artist. Readers will share her personal journey in nostalgic local colors that are rendered by the sound of the church bells tolling, waking up the lazy town of Ocampo, the solemn procession on Easter, the crowded Sunday market, and the seductive scents of native delicacies sold on the streets. Alcohol and post-traumatic stress disorder clouded the expression of parental love, resulting in the severe upbringing of the author and her siblings. Chavez-Bernstein has crafted her coming-of-age tale in a profoundly insightful prose. This story is rich in pathos that can grip your heart with truthful tales of human interest. Love at first sight was as real as the disrupted lives in her parents’ generation during the Second World War, which blossomed again among those born in the following generation. In The Typhoon’s Eye is a memoir portraying the author’s young life and her courageous treatment of life’s adversities. Her perseverance, passion, relentless faith, and unbreakable love of family highlight this poignant story.

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Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Black & White Paperback, 299 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Sep 29, 2020)
ISBN10: 1977229573
ISBN13: 9781977229571
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

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Bles Chavez-BernsteinBles Chavez-Bernstein was born in the Philippines and migrated to the U.S. after her parents insisted that she become a nurse so she could work abroad and help send her younger siblings to college. Although unable to keep on writing lyrics and sonnets as she did as a young girl, she managed to keep her desire lit despite working full time as a nurse and raising three children. Three decades later, she has rediscovered her path and published Without Rhyme, her first collection of poetry. In The Typhoon’s Eye is her first non-fiction. Bles has received years of training in classical singing at the Performer’s Music Institute in Miami, Florida. In 2002, the New World School of the Arts in Miami awarded Bles a scholarship in music, majoring in vocal performance. In the last eighteen years, proceeds from her performances have supported advocacies for women and children worldwide. Bles holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and has extensive experience, both as a bedside clinician and director of nursing, in two clinical specialties: mental health and addictions nursing. Currently she is working on her second collection of poetry, Sensuous Healing.
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