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The Mango Bride Marivi Soliven

The Mango Bride

Marivi Soliven

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ISBN : 9780451239846
Paperback
368 pages
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TWO WOMEN, TWO CULTURES, AND THE FIGHT TO FIND A NEW LIFE IN AMERICA, DESPITE THE SECRETS OF THE PAST...Banished by her wealthy Filipino family in Manila, Amparo Guerrero travels to Oakland, California, to forge a new life. Although her mother labelsMoreTWO WOMEN, TWO CULTURES, AND THE FIGHT TO FIND A NEW LIFE IN AMERICA, DESPITE THE SECRETS OF THE PAST...Banished by her wealthy Filipino family in Manila, Amparo Guerrero travels to Oakland, California, to forge a new life. Although her mother labels her life in exile a diminished one, Amparo believes her struggles are a small price to pay for freedom...Like Amparo, Beverly Obejas—an impoverished Filipina waitress—forsakes Manila and comes to Oakland as a mail-order bride in search of a better life. Yet even in the land of plenty, Beverly fails to find the happiness and prosperity she envisioned.As Amparo works to build the immigrants dream, she becomes entangled in the chaos of Beverlys immigrant nightmare. Their unexpected collision forces them both to make terrible choices and confront a life-changing secret, but through it all they hold fast to family, in all its enduring and surprising transformations.