From Miman, With Love. A personal memoir written by a grandmother to her granddaughter that will appeal to readers interested in personal accounts of immigration, particularly stories from the Philippines.
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Metty Pellicer aka Metty Vargas Pellicer, Fiameta Vargas, Fiameta Pellicer is a grandmother, mother, woman, and doctor. Born in the Philippines in 1942, she immigrated to the U.S. In 1967. She was married to John Pellicer for 35 years until his death from a heart attack in 2004 at age 58. English is a second language. She speaks two of the 99 Filipino dialects, Tagalog and Bicol and is gaining proficiency in Spanish. She loves to travel and has compiled her adventures in a book, Hello, From Somewhere: Stories of the Roads I Traveled, published in January, 2015. Her second book, From Miman, With Love: A Grandmother’s Memoir, started in 1999, was published in October, 2015. For her next book, she is writing a historical fiction, a novel, Imperfect Pearl, set in 19th century Philippines. She lived in Atlanta for 37 years until Scarlett, her cockatiel who asks anyone who whistles to her, “Did you fart?”, died in 2017 at age 27 years. She now lives in Cape Charles VA, on the Chesapeake Eastern Shore.