Vroman's is OPEN for in-store shopping & curbside pick-up seven days a week.
FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $100!

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent changes to Chrome and Opera browsers some customers are unable to complete
the checkout process. To resolve this issue it is necessary to clear your browser cache or use a different browser.

If you prefer, please call us at 626-449-5320 and we will process your order over the phone.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Mango Bride (Paperback)

×

Warning message

Mean Menu style requires jQuery library version 1.7 or higher, but you have opted to provide your own library. Please ensure you have the proper version of jQuery included. (note: this is not an error)
The Mango Bride Cover Image
This item is not available.
Not Available

Description


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 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 immigrant’s dream, she becomes entangled in the chaos of Beverly’s 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.

About the Author


Like her main character, Marivi Soliven moved from the Philippines to California, where she now lives and works as an interpreter. Several of her short stories and essays from her 16 books have appeared in anthologies and she taught creative writing at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, the Ayala Museum and the University of California at San Diego. This is her first novel.

Praise For…


“Writing with sensitivity and humor, Marivi Soliven creates a brilliantly detailed picture of Philippine life at home and in America in this panoramic story of one Manila family.”—Drusilla Campbell, author of When She Came Home

Product Details
ISBN: 9780451239846
ISBN-10: 0451239849
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: April 30th, 2013
Pages: 368
Language: English