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Dominicana by Angie Cruz
Historical fiction

Dominicana

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by Angie Cruz

Quick take

Get in the head of the most resilient girl in 1960s Dominican Republic and NYC—and maybe even the world.

Good to know

  • Emotional

  • Social issues

  • Literary

  • Marriage issues

Caution

  • Dialogue does not use quotation marks

Why I love it

The best novels, I find, are books I begin for one reason and end up loving for another. That unpredictability is what makes a novel come alive for me. For many years, I have admired the vitality of Angie Cruz’s writing, and I anticipated that Dominicana would be full of dynamic scenes and fearless candor. What I didn’t expect was how intensely and often I would go on considering the resilience of...

Synopsis

Fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion never dreamed of moving to America, the way the girls she grew up with in the Dominican countryside did. But when Juan Ruiz proposes and promises to take her to New York City, she has to say yes. It doesn’t matter that he is twice her age, that there is no love between them. Their marriage is an opportunity for her entire close-knit family to eventually immigrate. So o...

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    August 2019