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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 – 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 both of them 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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Suddenly Stateside


How does a Filipino immigrant survive the freezing winters in America? Or live high on the cheap? Or cope with garish Las Vegas? Find out how through this hilarious and insightful collection of short essays on immigrant life in the U.S. of A. Laugh till your sides split. Delight in really good writing. And, among other things, learn how to:

  • baby sit a pet rat
  • put down flashers
  • battle racists
  • pass strict driving tests
  • get a green card

Think and feel with immigrant communities across the vastness of America as they struggle to create their identity by maintaining their country’s traditions while surviving in their new home.

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The seven deadly sins and revenge served up in surprising ways.  Women run hot and cold in this collection of short stories, but in the end, they get their men.  Buy the book here:


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