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Mai Donohue's Book Signing + Launch Party!

Maeve Donohue

Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

Mai Donohue's Book Signing + Launch Party!

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Celebrate with Mai Donohue as she launches the memoir of her early life in Vietnam, published through Stillwater River Publications.

Mai's book, Crossing the Bamboo Bridge: Memoirs of a Bad Luck Girl chronicles a childhood marked by poverty, abuse, and child marriage during wartime Vietnam. Exhibiting incredible resilience and courage, Donohue ran away from the countryside to the big city of Saigon, worked a variety of extremely low wage jobs, taught herself English, started her own business enterprises (some of them illegal), met her husband Brian, a U.S. Naval officer, and, ultimately, relocated to Rhode Island, where she raised a family and earned a college degree.

The book took 20 years to come to fruition and first began as an essay in a class taught by ESL teacher Margaret Connell at CCRI.

Writer Chris Morrow, who co-authored three NY Times bestsellers, said the book was, “a captivating story of a young Vietnamese girl who resisted all odds and realized a true American dream."  While Lauren Iannotti, Executive Editor of Rachael Ray Every Day and former Senior Editor of O Magazine, said that Donohue’s experiences were “searing, but matter-of-factly told and I couldn't stop reading about them. This is a memoir from someone who's earned the right to have one, a hundred times over."

Mai would like to invite you to join her for a book launch on September 25th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Simone’s restaurant in Warren. Signed books will be available for purchase. Mai and Joe Simone will be cooking up lots of delicious treats.  There will be signature cocktails and fun prizes!  Books are also be available for purchase on Mai's website and 

For more information and to read the first chapter of the book, visit


What:  Mai's Book Launch Party
When: September 25, 2016 3-5pm
Where: Simone's Restaurant 

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Have questions about Mai Donohue's Book Signing + Launch Party!? Contact Maeve Donohue

When & Where

275 Child Street
Warren, RI 02885

Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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