Pre-Order your copy of “The Mango Bride” for pick up in Washington DC and Virginia

Order your copy thru this site for pick up at any of the three event locations mentioned below and enjoy a 22.6% discount — just pay $11.61 instead of $15.00.

Simply fill up the order form, make a payment through Paypal, or by calling (310)514-9139 to make a credit card payment. Print out the payment confirmation and present it on the chosen day and location of the event to obtain your copy. On-the-spot purchase at the regular price of $15.00 per copy will be available at the Virginia events but not at the DC venue.

Orders should be placed on or before JUNE 17, 2013.


Thursday June 27 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Embassy of the Philippines
Romulo Hall
1600 Massachusetts Avenue
NW Washington, DC 20036
Friday June 28 5:30-7:30 p.m. and
Saturday June 29 11:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sweet City Desserts
131 West Maple Avenue
Vienna, Virginia 22180

Pre-Order Price $11.61
On-the-Spot Purchase Price $15.00


The Mango Bride
Marivi Soliven (Author)

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Product Details
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: NAL Trade; 1 edition (April 30, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0451239846

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
Marivi_Soliven1Marivi Soliven has taught writing workshops at UC San Diego and at the University of the Philippines. Her writing first gained recognition with silver medals for children’s fiction at Palanca Awards for Literature in 1992 and 1993.In 1998, her short story “Beaux Café” won the Philippines Free Press Grand Prize for fiction. Another short story, “Talunang Manok,” was adapted for a short film in December 2011. Short stories and essays from Soliven’s 15 books have appeared in anthologies and textbooks on creative writing. Her essays and stories have been featured in “Where Are You From?”, An Anthology of Asian American Writing and The Journal of Post Colonial Studies. She gained entry to Hedgebrook’s Writers in Residence program in 2012.

Under “The Mango Bride’s” original title, “In the Service of Secrets”, the unpublished novel won the 2011 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, the Philippine counterpart of the Pulitzer Prize. In January 2013 Ediciones Planeta Madrid bought the rights to publish “The Mango Bride” in Spanish.

The Mango Bride was released by Penguin Books on April 30, 2013. Like her main character, the author moved from the Philippines to California, where she now lives and works as an interpreter. This is her first novel.

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Grand Parade in Historic Filipinotown of Los Angeles to Mark 115th Philippine Independence

Let us all joins hands and support the First Grand Philippine Independence Parade in Historic Filipinotown. Our Bookshop is participating in the exhibit of this inaugural event. There will be eight Fil Am authors and one American author, good friend of the Philippines, who will sign their books. Please come to Meet and Greet the authors . Support our Fil Am authors by getting an autographed copy of their books for your personal home library.

Saturday, June 8, 2013
8:30am – 4:00pm
Exhibit and Program Venue – Silverlake Medical Center,
1711 W Temple St., Historic Filipinotown

11:00 am – Start of program on stage
Entertainment on stage starts from 12:00noon to 3:00pm.

 Myrna de la Paz, author of Abadeha: The Philippine Cinderella
dela pazabadehaHardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Shens Books (March 1, 2001)
ISBN-10: 1885008171
ISBN-13: 978-1885008176
 Sumi Haru, author of Iron Lotus
sumi-haruironlotusPaperback: 188 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 9, 2012)
ISBN-10: 1479331538
ISBN-13: 978-1479331536
 Albert J. Mortiz, author of Discover the Philippines Cookbook
mortizdiscovphilcookbkPaperback: 152 pages
Publisher: Quixote Press (August 1, 2006)
ISBN-13: 9781571664525
 Giovanni Ortega, author of Leaves from the Silverlake Barrio
giovanniortegasilverlakePaperback: 109 pages
Publisher: The Undeniables (October, 2012)
ISBN: 978-0-9831169-1-2
 Ludy Ongkeko, author of Forty Years of Writing in America
ongkekoForty years of writing in america (4)Hardcover: 449 pages
Publisher: Jack Bacon & Company
ISBN-10: 0930083342
ISBN-13: 978-093008334
 Lorenzo Paran III, author of Pinoy in America
lorenzoparanPinoy-in-AmericaPaperback: 198 pages
Publisher: Pinoy in America (June 1, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0615483356
ISBN-13: 9780615483351
 Leslie Ryan, author of I am Flippish!
leslie-v-ryan-headshot-2012-1ianfilippishPaperback: 38 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing  (June 27, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1460930320
ISBN-13: 978-1460930328
 Jay Wertz, author of The Pacific Vol. 1: Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal
WertzJaythe-paciifc-book-coverHardcover: 250 pages
Publisher: Weider History Publications


The Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) and the PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL OF LOS ANGELES

The First ( 115th ) Philippine Independence Day Grand Parade in
Historic Filipinotown Los Angeles

Saturday, June 8 , 2013 starting at *8:00 AM Starting Point/Ending : The Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA), 1740 W. Temple St. /Burlington Los Angeles.

How to participate:

(1)FACLA will display the motiff of the Philippine Mayflower Festival or the Santacruzan. Therefore we call on all who are interested to join as “Sagalas” to enlist and contact FACLA and be one of the “ sagalas “ or “ consortes during the parade. Interested participants/ organizations may please contact Bernie or Art P. Garcia or the FACLA office ( 213-484-1527). The deadline for participants will only be up to May 30, 2012.
(2) Participating Organization can join and contact FACLA and be in the FACLA and the HFNC contingent. The deadline for participation is also May 30, 2013.
(3) All those who want to donate and help in the preparations can contact the Kalayaan 2013 Logistics Committee headed by FACLA c/o Art P. Garcia at (213) 484-1527 or email at pilipinokami76@yahoo,com For more information please contact FACLA at (213)484-1527 or email us newfacla@yahoo or visit our facebook/newfacla.

FACLA 1740 West Temple St., Los Angeles, California 90064
For View Map and Directions, refer to the EVENTS page posted in facebook.