The Mango Bride

The Mango Bride

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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{u2014}an impoverished Filipina waitress{u2014}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{u2019}s dream, she becomes entangled in the chaos of Beverly{u2019}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.
Publisher: ?2013
New York :, NAL Accent,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ?2013
ISBN: 9781101613740
1101613742
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 341 pages)
Summary: 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{u2014}an impoverished Filipina waitress{u2014}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{u2019}s dream, she becomes entangled in the chaos of Beverly{u2019}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.

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Jane60201 Nov 02, 2013

An interesting subject but not that well written. Kind of predictable plot. I am surprised it won a high award.

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