Recently published by Harper Collins, Saint Mary's English Professor Lysley Tenorio’s new book "Monstress," has garnered widespread acclaim. In 'Monstress': The Beautiful And The Damned, NPR reviewer Alex Chee called the new book "the debut of a singular talent." NPR’s glowing praise of Tenorio's engaging set of short stories which reflect Filipino-American history, humor and cross-cultural angst, is also echoed in “ 'Monstress' by Lysley Tenorio," a Boston Globe review, which among other superlatives, refers to it as a “compassionate and entertaining new collection.”
The San Francisco Chronicle's "'Monstress,' by Lysley Tenorio: review" offered more deserved praise, "When you read a lot of contemporary fiction, you become hard to satisfy. You crave something new and original, but you also want a narrative command typical of more experienced authors. "Monstress" fulfills both needs."