Marlen Suyapa Bodden is a lawyer at The Legal Aid Society in New York City - the nation's oldest law firm for low-wage and immigrant workers - and an anti-war, anti-slavery, and anti-death penalty activist. She drew on her knowledge of modern and historical human rights abuses to write The Wedding Gift, her first novel and an international Wall Street Journal bestseller. Bodden is a graduate of New York University School of Law and Tufts University. She now lives in Connecticut with her husband. Visit www.marlenbodden.com for the history behind The Wedding Gift in photographs, illustrations, maps, and a bibliography. Follow her on Facebook at /marlensuyapabodden and Twitter @marlenbodden.
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