Angel Abcede Book Reading: House of Nurses: An American Journey

Saturday, Apr 29, 2023 2 – 4 pm

1524 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60610

Live Book Reading at 2PM and 4PM in the Hall of Immortals

Free program with the purchase of Museum Admission. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door.

Come see author Angel Abcede read from his latest book on Filipino-American nurses called,House of Nurses: An American Journey. It’s a collective memoir of three Filipino sisters who helped mold the fledgling profession of nursing, while at the same time, quietly weaving a new American tapestry. Each 10 years apart, their individual stories of finding love and professional success in a new country parallels a turbulent time in America, spanning the ‘40s, ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. In this exciting, foreign, inspiring new place, could each find their own happiness? America was the dream, but would promise turn into true satisfaction, reward and security? At every turn, each sister started the process of building. They were creating a path for each other, offering theiryounger sister opportunities that most of their countrymen could not attain. But at what cost? What price would they ultimately pay? And could they ultimately shelter each other from tragedy even in this newfound land of opportunity and hope?

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Image credit:  Angel Abcede