Luisita Lopez Torregrosa
Luisita Lopez Torregrosa depicts a friendship between two women that becomes much more in Before the Rain: A Memoir of Love and Revolution (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25.00) A successful editor of a major newspaper, Torregrosa left everything for love, but also found herself in the midst of revolution in the Philippines during the fall of Ferdinand Marcos. “. . . Torregrosa fashions in her oblique and beautiful fashion, the two women could never really acknowledge their love publicly, underscoring a sad truth to this memorable work."—Publishers Weekly. Torregrosa, a correspondent for Politics Daily, is a columnist for the International Herald Tribune and NYTimes.com global editions and a contributor to the Los Angeles Times Op-Ed page.