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Dominicana 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 on New Year s Day, 1965, Ana leaves behind everything she knows and becomes Ana Ruiz, a wife confined to a cold six floor walk up in Washington Heights Lonely and miserable, Ana hatches a reckless plan to escape But at the bus terminal, she is stopped by Cesar, Juan s free spirited younger brother, who convinces her to stay.As the Dominican Republic slides into political turmoil, Juan returns to protect his family s assets, leaving Cesar to take care of Ana Suddenly, Ana is free to take English lessons at a local church, lie on the beach at Coney Island, see a movie at Radio City Music Hall, go dancing with Cesar, and imagine the possibility of a different kind of life in America When Juan returns, Ana must decide once again between her heart and her duty to her family. Read Dominicana – grisedalelodge.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Dominicana
  • Angie Cruz
  • 22 August 2018
  • 125020593X

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  1. I got so engrossed in this novel that I accidentally took too long of a lunch break And then I got so engrossed again later that night that I almost forgot to leave my house to go hang out with my friend So yeah, I think you could say I enjoyed this book.Watch my full review

  2. Why I love itby Idra NoveyThe 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 its mesmerizing protagonist, Ana, after finishing this book.Dominicana ce Why I love itby Idra NoveyThe 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 its mesmerizing protagonist, Ana, after finishing this book.Dominicana celebrates the tenacity of Ana Cancion, a 15 year old forced to marry a 32 year old as a business arrangement Raised on a farm in the Dominican Republic, Ana ends up stuck in a hot apartment in New York City with a terrifying husband who obliges her to have ...

  3. I opened up Dominicano on a plane and for the rest of my trip was transported to 1965 New York City I experienced the city through the eyes of 15 year old Ana, newly married and separated from her family in the Dominican Republic Every page felt fresh, vibrant and unpredictable Thank you to the publ...

  4. A friend of mine recommend this book to me months ago She read it for work and told me that it was definitely going to be something I would really enjoy So, when I got the opportunity to pick up an ARC of the book, I grabbed it After working with the publisher to give away two copies of the book, I decided it s a great opportunity to read and whoa The results blew me away.Dominicana is the story of a young girl named Ana, who s about to embark to New York from the Dominican Republic to marry A friend of mine recommend this book to me months ago She read it for work and told me that it was definitely going to be something I would really enjoy So, when I got the opportunity to pick up an ARC of the book, I grabbed it After working with the publisher to give away two copies of the book, I decided it s a great opportunity to read and whoa The results blew me away.Dominicana is the story of a young girl named Ana, who s about to embark to New York from the Dominican Republic to marry Juan, a man twice her age The reason For the opportunity to make money in the country that promises a lot of big dreams Howeve...

  5. I have so many thoughts roaming in my head about Dominicana A lot of the time I wish I knewabout the culture and way of living but there was so much within the story that made it beautiful and saddening The compassion and hope you start to feel for the main character Ana is inevitable You watch her grow and at times I got impatient, but it was through her journey you learn of why she sacrificed so much The original setting of this story is in Los Guayacanes, Dominican Republic I get I have so many thoughts roaming in my head about Dominicana A lot of the time I wish I knewabout the culture and way of living but there was so much within the story that made it beautiful and saddening The compassion and hope you start to feel for the main character Ana is inevitable You watch her grow and at times I got impatient, but it was through her journey you learn of why she sacrificed so much The original setting of this story is in Los Guayacanes, Dominican Republic I get my period at twelve and eight months, she undoes my pigtails and pulls my hair back tight so no kinks escape, so my eyes pull at the ends Ana i...

  6. My TakeawayAngie Cruz, DominicanaWhat have you done to my heart, Angie Cruz From the cover to the writing, I loved, loved Dominicana When I finished reading it I could not stop thinking about Ana major book hangover Cruz weaved a remarkable story with complicated but fascinating individuals I felt an instant connection with this coming of age novel, especially with Ana, the main character Certain aspects of Ana s life reminded me of my own story Like Ana, I married at age 15 but not in My TakeawayAngie Cruz, DominicanaWhat have you done to my heart, Angie Cruz From the cover to the writing, I loved, loved Dominicana When I finished reading it I could not stop thinking about Ana major book hangover Cruz weaved a remarkable story with complicated but fascinating individuals I felt an instant connection with this coming of age novel, especially with Ana, the main character Certain aspects of Ana s life reminded me of my own story Like Ana, I married at age 15 but not in an arranged marriage, but by choice My family moved to the Dominican Republic to become evangelical missionaries After a few months, numerous issues were surrounding our family, and I felt getting married was my only way out Because I was a minor, my mom had to sign permission allowing us to get married We were married for seven years and share three children now adults Just like Ana, my relationship with my mom was complex and combative at times ...

  7. Dominicana is a coming of age story that is set in NYC in the turbulent and bustling 1960s Angie Cruz shares a remarkable story about a young girl named Ana At 15, Ana was forced to marry a man twice her age and move from the Dominican Republic to Americawith her family s hope, she could achieve the American Dream.Upon her arrival, Ana ends up finding herself isolated from her family and at the mercy of a husband who neither seems to care for her or her needs While this was a heartbreaki Dominicana is a coming of age story that is set in NYC in the turbulent and bustling 1960s Angie Cruz shares a remarkable story about a young girl named Ana At 15, Ana was forced to marry a man twice her age and move from the Dominican Republic to Americawith her family s hope, she could achieve the American Dream.Upon her arrival, Ana ends up finding herself isolated from her family and at the mercy of a husband who neither seems to care for her or her needs While this was a heartbreaking story in many ways, it was also a tale of strength, persistence, and resilience.I loved that Cruz chose to share this story from the point of view of Ana While it was very clear she was a ...

  8. I m torn about DOMINICANA by Angie Cruz It was a solid work about a young Dominican woman who s married at just 15 to Juan, her family pressuring her into getting the chance to go to America and send money back home But her life in the US is anything but ideal Torn between the desire to run away from her boring, painful life as Juan s housewife and the desire to help her family and bring them to America, Ana struggles to find herself in New York City s streets, seeking out education, joy, and I m torn about DOMINICANA by Angie Cruz It was a solid work about a young Dominican woman who s married at just 15 to Juan, her family pressuring her into getting the chance to go to America and send money back home But her life in the US is anything but ideal Torn between the desire to run away from her boring, painful life as Juan s housewife and the desire to help her family and bring them to America, Ana struggles to find her...

  9. Dominicana is the searingly painful story of a young Latina forced into an arranged marriage for the good of her family and taken by her husband to a strange new world.Angie Cruz has painted a vivid portrait of Dominican life as a native and an immigrant with heartbreaking authenticity.Her skillfully written narrative is captivating and her pacing masterful At times the tension she created was almost palpable Cruz s complex characters breathe with life and humanity.At its core, it is very much Dominicana is the searingly painful story of a young Latina forced into an arranged marriage for the good of her family and taken by her husband to a strange new world.Angie Cruz has painted a vivid portrait of Dominican life as a native and an immigrant with heartbreaking authenticity.Her skillfully written narrative is captivating and her pacing masterful At tim...

  10. Ana, a fifteen year old girl from the Dominican Republic, fizzes with sharp energy and heat as she chases the ever elusive American Dream Chastened by her mother and subdued by a husband twice her age, Ana has practical ambitions but the head of a dreamer as she works to save money for her family Her stifled existence is brightened by her brother in law, a passionate man who seems to understand herthan her boorish husband Cruz paints a story of hot pavement and spices underneath the ton Ana, a fifteen year old girl from the Dominican Republic, fizzes with sharp energy and heat as she chases the ever elusive American Dream Chastened by her mother and subdued by a husband twice her age, Ana has practical ambitions but the head of a dreamer as she works to save money for her family Her stifled existence is brightened by her brother in law, a passi...

  11. Four yesss another heart wrenching, powerful, emotional, shaking you to the cores kind of amazing story about a young woman who learn how to get out of the restraints and earn her own independence stars Young Ana didn t know what kind of future she was about to embrace when she left her life in Dominican countryside by accepting Juan s marriage proposal and moved to NYC in mid 60 s.Finally she realizes that is not only a journey to another continent, city, culture, civilization but that is also Four yesss another heart wrenching, powerful, emotional, shaking you to the cores kind of amazing story about a young woman who learn how to get out of the restraints and earn her own independence stars Young Ana didn t know what kind of future she was about to embrace when she left her life in Dominican countryside by accepting Juan s marriage proposal and moved to NYC in mid 60 s.Finally she realizes that is not only a journey to another continent, city, culture, civilization but that is also a big journey to her self discovery She begins to learn how to survive in difficult situations and lighten up her mood at the darkest times Her communication with her doll was outstanding and so emotional that reminds us even she s married woman, she is still a young child.She s struggling to get rid of her boring life she has to live with her abusing and neglecting husband but she also needed to support her...