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Marlen Suyapa Bodden

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Marlen Suyapa Bodden is a lawyer at The Legal Aid Society in New York City - the nation's oldest law firm for the poor - and an anti-war activist. She drew on her knowledge of modern and historical human rights abuses to write ARROWS OF FIRE (2019), her second novel, and THE WEDDING GIFT, an international Wall Street Journal bestseller.

Marlen is a graduate of New York University School of Law and Tufts University. She enjoys hiking and climbed to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Marlen was born in Honduras and immigrated with her family to the U.S.A. She was raised in the Bronx and resides in Connecticut with her husband, Timothy Rogers.

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