Meet the Author Series at the Writers Bar with Marivi SolivenVIEW EVENT DETAILS
The Meet the Author Series at the Writers Bar
with Marivi Soliven
Monday, July 29, 2013
(Registration starts at 5:00pm)
The Writers Bar, Raffles Makati Hotel
RSVP Deadline: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Marivi Soliven first gained recognition in her writing with silver medals for children’s fiction at the 1992 and 1993 Palanca Awards for Literature. In 1998 her short story “Beaux Café” won the Philippines Free Press Grand Prize for fiction. Another instant best-seller was her book Suddenly Stateside, a collection of essays about the Filipino diaspora and the immigrant experience was an instant bestseller first released in Manila in 2002. It has gone through multiple printings and is now available in both Kindle and Nook digital editions.
The Mango Bride traces the divergent lives of Amparo Guerrero and Beverly Obejas who come to America for different reasons. Banished to the United States by her wealthy Manila clan, Amparo lives a much diminished life in Oakland. In contrast, Beverly is an impoverished Filipina waitress, who hopes to improve her lot when she heads to California as a mail order bride. As the two women work toward their dream lives, they become entangled in each other’s chaotic realities. Their unexpected collision forces them to make terrible choices and reveals a life changing secret.
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