The Immigrant Princess - A Book Reading and Discussion with Variny Yim '90

Join the Wellesley Club of Houston for a special event with Wellesley alum and author of The Immigrant Princess, Variny Yim '90.

Date: Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: River Oaks Bookstore, 3270 Westheimer Rd, Houston TX 77098 (across from Lamar High School).

RSVP: Space is limited, please email Rachel Kronenberger at

Join the Wellesley Club of Houston for this special event with author and Wellesley alum Variny Yim '90!  There will be a talk and reading of The Immigrant Princess by Variny Yim '90 at the River Oaks Bookstore.  Refreshments will be served and space is limited.  Please RSVP to Rachel Kronenberger at  If you are interested in reading, the WCOH has a monthly book club!  For more information about the book club, contact Danielle Callendar at

Support your local bookstore!  The Immigrant Princess is available for purchase at the River Oaks Bookstore. 

More about the author, Variny Yim '90:


The Immigrant Princess

Sophea Lim is living the American dream as an aspiring executive producer at her local television station. But at the home she shares with her Cambodian mother and grandmother, her success is measured by how soon she can find a husband and how well she prepares a spring roll. While Sophea embraces her new life in America, her elders cling to memories of their old life in the Cambodian royal family. They continue to live in the shadow of the genocide that killed two million Cambodians, including their husbands. Turmoil erupts when younger sister Ravy encourages Sophea to move out of the house and forsake her cultural responsibility to take care of her elders. Will Sophea abandon the ones she loves most? Can her mother and grandmother find meaning and relevance in their new country? The Immigrant Princess is a poignant love story about three generations of spirited women learning to navigate a world that challenges their core values and traditions.