Since she arrived in the United States from Venezuela, Valentina Goldman isn’t exactly living the American Dream. In fact, she’s living the American Nightmare!
Her late husband, Max, has left her as a young widow with a step-daughter she didn’t want, and a bi-polar ex-wife. And oh, having given up her dream job in New York, Valentina is also stuck and unemployed in Arizona.
Part “Bridget Jones Diary,” part “Modern Family,” “Valentina Goldman’s Immaculate Confusion” is the story of a woman trying to get a handle on her crazy life in America. In breathless, blog-like snippets, Valentina compares her story with that of her eccentric sister, Azucena, who is having bizarre troubles of her own down in the tropics.
“Valentina Goldman’s Immaculate Confusion” is a funny and touching story about what happens when a passionate South American woman moves to the USA, and, like so many of us, ends up with a life she never imagined.
About Author Marisol Murano
When she was 18, Marisol Murano moved to the United States to attend school so that afterwards she could return to her native Venezuela, get married and have kids. None of this happened. Instead, she ended up getting a Master’s degree which eventually landed her a boring job in an exciting city: New York.
After a few years of the corporate rat race, Marisol woke up one day to discover, “Even if you win the race, you’re still a rat.” That was the end of her banking career and the birth of her first novel: The Lady, The Chef, and The Courtesan.
Marisol was the first to be surprised when her first novel was Latino Book of the Year, Original Voices from Border’s and was also picked as a BookSense selection. She was further surprised when it was then translated into several languages.
A second career detour led her to become a chef and also the author of a cookbook, Deliciously Doable Small Plates from Around the World. Between novels, Chef Marisol now travels the world conducting culinary demonstrations about exotic cuisine. In fact, Valentina Goldman’s Immaculate Confusion was born at sea in a split-second of confusion when during a culinary demonstration a woman raised her hand to ask: “Did you always know you wanted to be a chef?”
Life is stranger than fiction, indeed.
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