Shattered Dreams, Broken Promises: The Cost of Coming to America

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Phoenix Books, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 285 pages
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Hundreds of thousands of women dream of escaping their harsh lives in Eastern Europe for the American dream they know only from movies and television. Author Viner traveled to various Eastern European countries to interview women of all ages and circumstances who are willing to do anything to get to America. But the chances that they will ever do so are slim--and even for those who make it to America, the reality is often very different from what they had sought. For those lucky few, the journey is often fraught with pain and debasement. The revealing and often unsettling tales of these women, told in their own words, shine a light on a growing population in the U.S.--From publisher description.

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Contents

A NEW BEGINNING
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CALIFORNIA DREAMING
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SA J JOURNEY TO HAPPINESS
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