Dominicana

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 e Fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion never dreamed of moving to America, the way the girls she grew up with in the Dominican co...

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Title:Dominicana
Author:Angie Cruz
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Number of Pages:323 pages pages

Dominicana Reviews

  • Rincey
    Aug 17, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

  • Simone
    Jul 29, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

    THIS ENTIRE REVIEW MUST BE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK The pages turned... (view spoiler)[On page 48, Ana Canción gets raped by Juan, the man she's already agreed to marry in order to escape Rafael Trujillo's repressive Dominican Republic for a "better life" in New York City. They ...

    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 copie...

  • Carol (Bookaria)
    Nov 03, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

    THIS ENTIRE REVIEW MUST BE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK The pages turned... (view spoiler)[On page 48, Ana Canción gets raped by Juan, the man she's already agreed to marry in order to escape Rafael Trujillo's repressive Dominican Republic for a "better life" in New York City. They ...

    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 copie...

    4.5 stars for Dominicana!! Wow this book really did sneak up on me in such a beautiful way. The vivid writing of Angie Cruz sucked me in right away, and I loved her sense of imagery to paint the picture of Dominican life. From the story of how Ana, 15 years old, and living in the Do...

    In Dominicana we meet fifteen year old Ana who lives with her family in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. Ana is part of a big a family, with her mother assuming responsibility of the children and the household- hardly taking into consideration her husband's perspective. Gro...

    I have so many thoughts roaming in my head about Dominicana. A lot of the time I wish I knew more about 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 ine...

    My Takeaway Angie Cruz, Dominicana What 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 fascin...

    Dominicana is a highly anticipated novel written by Angie Cruz, the book is definitely in my top 5 reads of this Year and I highly recommend you to grab a copy of this masterpiece! The book tells the story of Ana a young girl from DR who's about to leave for NY and marry Juan a man tw...

    A captivating story of a year in the life of Ana, a 15-year-old girl in the Dominican Republic who is married to better her family's prospects to Juan, a man twice her age who is trying to make his fortune in New York City. Stories like Ana's are still rarely told and hard to find, eve...

    Angie Cruz's mother, when told this book was inspired by her experiences, said to Angie, "Who would be interested in a story about a woman like me? It's so typical." In these pages is a story of hardship & resilience necessary to surviving the States as a migrant, a spirit that car...

    DNF due to unchecked anti blackness. ...

    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 America...with her family's hope, sh...

    I fell in love with every aspect of the book, and if there?s one novel you have to read before the end of 2019, this is the one. ...

    Even after finishing the book , I can?t help thinking about Ana. It wasa beautiful book and Ana?s characterization is so wonderful. It leaves a deep impact on your mind. Her innocence, how she grows and comes of age is so beautifully written. Thoroughly enjoyed it! ...

    "Dominicana" by Angie Cruz is a heart-wrenching coming-of-age story. Set in the 1960's, fifteen year old Ana, pressured by her family, marries a man twice her age so that she can leave the Dominican Republic and achieve the American Dream for herself and, eventually, her family in New ...

    Hands down one of the BEST books I've read in 2019. The story. Oh, this story. It made me laugh and it made me weep. And hug the ARC tight to my chest upon finishing it. The ending was so brilliant, yet, I do hope that the author writes a sequel! POR FAVOR. Need me some Ana in ...

    4.5 Stars Dominican-American author Angie Cruz's latest novel is powerful coming of age story encapsulating the search for the American dream. Inspired by the real-life arrival story of Cruz's own mother, fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion Ruiz is married off to a man twice her age becaus...

    This was a captivating and emotional story. The main character, Ana Cancion, gets married at fifteen to Juan Ruiz in the Dominican Republic. The day after the wedding, he takes her to Washington Heights, NY to start their new life. From this unfamiliar and scary city, Ana narrates her ...

  • Genevieve Trono
    Aug 10, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

    THIS ENTIRE REVIEW MUST BE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK The pages turned... (view spoiler)[On page 48, Ana Canción gets raped by Juan, the man she's already agreed to marry in order to escape Rafael Trujillo's repressive Dominican Republic for a "better life" in New York City. They ...

    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 copie...

    4.5 stars for Dominicana!! Wow this book really did sneak up on me in such a beautiful way. The vivid writing of Angie Cruz sucked me in right away, and I loved her sense of imagery to paint the picture of Dominican life. From the story of how Ana, 15 years old, and living in the Do...

    In Dominicana we meet fifteen year old Ana who lives with her family in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. Ana is part of a big a family, with her mother assuming responsibility of the children and the household- hardly taking into consideration her husband's perspective. Gro...

    I have so many thoughts roaming in my head about Dominicana. A lot of the time I wish I knew more about 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 ine...

    My Takeaway Angie Cruz, Dominicana What 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 fascin...

    Dominicana is a highly anticipated novel written by Angie Cruz, the book is definitely in my top 5 reads of this Year and I highly recommend you to grab a copy of this masterpiece! The book tells the story of Ana a young girl from DR who's about to leave for NY and marry Juan a man tw...

    A captivating story of a year in the life of Ana, a 15-year-old girl in the Dominican Republic who is married to better her family's prospects to Juan, a man twice her age who is trying to make his fortune in New York City. Stories like Ana's are still rarely told and hard to find, eve...

    Angie Cruz's mother, when told this book was inspired by her experiences, said to Angie, "Who would be interested in a story about a woman like me? It's so typical." In these pages is a story of hardship & resilience necessary to surviving the States as a migrant, a spirit that car...

    DNF due to unchecked anti blackness. ...

    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 America...with her family's hope, sh...

  • Marzie
    Aug 30, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

    THIS ENTIRE REVIEW MUST BE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK The pages turned... (view spoiler)[On page 48, Ana Canción gets raped by Juan, the man she's already agreed to marry in order to escape Rafael Trujillo's repressive Dominican Republic for a "better life" in New York City. They ...

    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 copie...

    4.5 stars for Dominicana!! Wow this book really did sneak up on me in such a beautiful way. The vivid writing of Angie Cruz sucked me in right away, and I loved her sense of imagery to paint the picture of Dominican life. From the story of how Ana, 15 years old, and living in the Do...

    In Dominicana we meet fifteen year old Ana who lives with her family in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. Ana is part of a big a family, with her mother assuming responsibility of the children and the household- hardly taking into consideration her husband's perspective. Gro...

    I have so many thoughts roaming in my head about Dominicana. A lot of the time I wish I knew more about 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 ine...

    My Takeaway Angie Cruz, Dominicana What 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 fascin...

    Dominicana is a highly anticipated novel written by Angie Cruz, the book is definitely in my top 5 reads of this Year and I highly recommend you to grab a copy of this masterpiece! The book tells the story of Ana a young girl from DR who's about to leave for NY and marry Juan a man tw...

    A captivating story of a year in the life of Ana, a 15-year-old girl in the Dominican Republic who is married to better her family's prospects to Juan, a man twice her age who is trying to make his fortune in New York City. Stories like Ana's are still rarely told and hard to find, eve...

    Angie Cruz's mother, when told this book was inspired by her experiences, said to Angie, "Who would be interested in a story about a woman like me? It's so typical." In these pages is a story of hardship & resilience necessary to surviving the States as a migrant, a spirit that car...

    DNF due to unchecked anti blackness. ...

    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 America...with her family's hope, sh...

    I fell in love with every aspect of the book, and if there?s one novel you have to read before the end of 2019, this is the one. ...

    Even after finishing the book , I can?t help thinking about Ana. It wasa beautiful book and Ana?s characterization is so wonderful. It leaves a deep impact on your mind. Her innocence, how she grows and comes of age is so beautifully written. Thoroughly enjoyed it! ...

    "Dominicana" by Angie Cruz is a heart-wrenching coming-of-age story. Set in the 1960's, fifteen year old Ana, pressured by her family, marries a man twice her age so that she can leave the Dominican Republic and achieve the American Dream for herself and, eventually, her family in New ...

    Hands down one of the BEST books I've read in 2019. The story. Oh, this story. It made me laugh and it made me weep. And hug the ARC tight to my chest upon finishing it. The ending was so brilliant, yet, I do hope that the author writes a sequel! POR FAVOR. Need me some Ana in ...

    4.5 Stars Dominican-American author Angie Cruz's latest novel is powerful coming of age story encapsulating the search for the American dream. Inspired by the real-life arrival story of Cruz's own mother, fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion Ruiz is married off to a man twice her age becaus...

  • Leah Rachel von Essen
    Jun 09, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

    THIS ENTIRE REVIEW MUST BE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK The pages turned... (view spoiler)[On page 48, Ana Canción gets raped by Juan, the man she's already agreed to marry in order to escape Rafael Trujillo's repressive Dominican Republic for a "better life" in New York City. They ...

    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 copie...

    4.5 stars for Dominicana!! Wow this book really did sneak up on me in such a beautiful way. The vivid writing of Angie Cruz sucked me in right away, and I loved her sense of imagery to paint the picture of Dominican life. From the story of how Ana, 15 years old, and living in the Do...

    In Dominicana we meet fifteen year old Ana who lives with her family in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. Ana is part of a big a family, with her mother assuming responsibility of the children and the household- hardly taking into consideration her husband's perspective. Gro...

    I have so many thoughts roaming in my head about Dominicana. A lot of the time I wish I knew more about 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 ine...

    My Takeaway Angie Cruz, Dominicana What 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 fascin...

    Dominicana is a highly anticipated novel written by Angie Cruz, the book is definitely in my top 5 reads of this Year and I highly recommend you to grab a copy of this masterpiece! The book tells the story of Ana a young girl from DR who's about to leave for NY and marry Juan a man tw...

    A captivating story of a year in the life of Ana, a 15-year-old girl in the Dominican Republic who is married to better her family's prospects to Juan, a man twice her age who is trying to make his fortune in New York City. Stories like Ana's are still rarely told and hard to find, eve...

    Angie Cruz's mother, when told this book was inspired by her experiences, said to Angie, "Who would be interested in a story about a woman like me? It's so typical." In these pages is a story of hardship & resilience necessary to surviving the States as a migrant, a spirit that car...

    DNF due to unchecked anti blackness. ...

    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 America...with her family's hope, sh...

    I fell in love with every aspect of the book, and if there?s one novel you have to read before the end of 2019, this is the one. ...

    Even after finishing the book , I can?t help thinking about Ana. It wasa beautiful book and Ana?s characterization is so wonderful. It leaves a deep impact on your mind. Her innocence, how she grows and comes of age is so beautifully written. Thoroughly enjoyed it! ...

    "Dominicana" by Angie Cruz is a heart-wrenching coming-of-age story. Set in the 1960's, fifteen year old Ana, pressured by her family, marries a man twice her age so that she can leave the Dominican Republic and achieve the American Dream for herself and, eventually, her family in New ...

    Hands down one of the BEST books I've read in 2019. The story. Oh, this story. It made me laugh and it made me weep. And hug the ARC tight to my chest upon finishing it. The ending was so brilliant, yet, I do hope that the author writes a sequel! POR FAVOR. Need me some Ana in ...

    4.5 Stars Dominican-American author Angie Cruz's latest novel is powerful coming of age story encapsulating the search for the American dream. Inspired by the real-life arrival story of Cruz's own mother, fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion Ruiz is married off to a man twice her age becaus...

    This was a captivating and emotional story. The main character, Ana Cancion, gets married at fifteen to Juan Ruiz in the Dominican Republic. The day after the wedding, he takes her to Washington Heights, NY to start their new life. From this unfamiliar and scary city, Ana narrates her ...

    A welcome coming-of-age/immigrant story of a resilient Dominican girl, 15 years old, who comes to New York in the post-Trujillo era of the US occupation of the Dominican Republic with her new, 32-year-old husband to further her family's hopes for a better life for all of them. Also a l...

    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 desir...

  • Richard Derus
    Sep 20, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

    THIS ENTIRE REVIEW MUST BE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK The pages turned... (view spoiler)[On page 48, Ana Canción gets raped by Juan, the man she's already agreed to marry in order to escape Rafael Trujillo's repressive Dominican Republic for a "better life" in New York City. They ...

  • Jessica Woodbury
    Aug 26, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

    THIS ENTIRE REVIEW MUST BE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK The pages turned... (view spoiler)[On page 48, Ana Canción gets raped by Juan, the man she's already agreed to marry in order to escape Rafael Trujillo's repressive Dominican Republic for a "better life" in New York City. They ...

    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 copie...

    4.5 stars for Dominicana!! Wow this book really did sneak up on me in such a beautiful way. The vivid writing of Angie Cruz sucked me in right away, and I loved her sense of imagery to paint the picture of Dominican life. From the story of how Ana, 15 years old, and living in the Do...

    In Dominicana we meet fifteen year old Ana who lives with her family in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. Ana is part of a big a family, with her mother assuming responsibility of the children and the household- hardly taking into consideration her husband's perspective. Gro...

    I have so many thoughts roaming in my head about Dominicana. A lot of the time I wish I knew more about 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 ine...

    My Takeaway Angie Cruz, Dominicana What 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 fascin...

    Dominicana is a highly anticipated novel written by Angie Cruz, the book is definitely in my top 5 reads of this Year and I highly recommend you to grab a copy of this masterpiece! The book tells the story of Ana a young girl from DR who's about to leave for NY and marry Juan a man tw...

    A captivating story of a year in the life of Ana, a 15-year-old girl in the Dominican Republic who is married to better her family's prospects to Juan, a man twice her age who is trying to make his fortune in New York City. Stories like Ana's are still rarely told and hard to find, eve...

  • Angela M
    Sep 10, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

  • Jamie
    Oct 11, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

    THIS ENTIRE REVIEW MUST BE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK The pages turned... (view spoiler)[On page 48, Ana Canción gets raped by Juan, the man she's already agreed to marry in order to escape Rafael Trujillo's repressive Dominican Republic for a "better life" in New York City. They ...

    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 copie...

    4.5 stars for Dominicana!! Wow this book really did sneak up on me in such a beautiful way. The vivid writing of Angie Cruz sucked me in right away, and I loved her sense of imagery to paint the picture of Dominican life. From the story of how Ana, 15 years old, and living in the Do...

    In Dominicana we meet fifteen year old Ana who lives with her family in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. Ana is part of a big a family, with her mother assuming responsibility of the children and the household- hardly taking into consideration her husband's perspective. Gro...

    I have so many thoughts roaming in my head about Dominicana. A lot of the time I wish I knew more about 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 ine...

    My Takeaway Angie Cruz, Dominicana What 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 fascin...

    Dominicana is a highly anticipated novel written by Angie Cruz, the book is definitely in my top 5 reads of this Year and I highly recommend you to grab a copy of this masterpiece! The book tells the story of Ana a young girl from DR who's about to leave for NY and marry Juan a man tw...

    A captivating story of a year in the life of Ana, a 15-year-old girl in the Dominican Republic who is married to better her family's prospects to Juan, a man twice her age who is trying to make his fortune in New York City. Stories like Ana's are still rarely told and hard to find, eve...

    Angie Cruz's mother, when told this book was inspired by her experiences, said to Angie, "Who would be interested in a story about a woman like me? It's so typical." In these pages is a story of hardship & resilience necessary to surviving the States as a migrant, a spirit that car...

    DNF due to unchecked anti blackness. ...

    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 America...with her family's hope, sh...

    I fell in love with every aspect of the book, and if there?s one novel you have to read before the end of 2019, this is the one. ...

    Even after finishing the book , I can?t help thinking about Ana. It wasa beautiful book and Ana?s characterization is so wonderful. It leaves a deep impact on your mind. Her innocence, how she grows and comes of age is so beautifully written. Thoroughly enjoyed it! ...

    "Dominicana" by Angie Cruz is a heart-wrenching coming-of-age story. Set in the 1960's, fifteen year old Ana, pressured by her family, marries a man twice her age so that she can leave the Dominican Republic and achieve the American Dream for herself and, eventually, her family in New ...

    Hands down one of the BEST books I've read in 2019. The story. Oh, this story. It made me laugh and it made me weep. And hug the ARC tight to my chest upon finishing it. The ending was so brilliant, yet, I do hope that the author writes a sequel! POR FAVOR. Need me some Ana in ...

    4.5 Stars Dominican-American author Angie Cruz's latest novel is powerful coming of age story encapsulating the search for the American dream. Inspired by the real-life arrival story of Cruz's own mother, fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion Ruiz is married off to a man twice her age becaus...

    This was a captivating and emotional story. The main character, Ana Cancion, gets married at fifteen to Juan Ruiz in the Dominican Republic. The day after the wedding, he takes her to Washington Heights, NY to start their new life. From this unfamiliar and scary city, Ana narrates her ...

    A welcome coming-of-age/immigrant story of a resilient Dominican girl, 15 years old, who comes to New York in the post-Trujillo era of the US occupation of the Dominican Republic with her new, 32-year-old husband to further her family's hopes for a better life for all of them. Also a l...

    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 desir...

    The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards. I felt completely engrossed by this novel about Ana Cancion whose future has already been set an...

    DNF at 10% I'm afraid that Dominicana didn't quite work for me. The lack of quotation marks and writing style really frustrated me. The overabundance of phrases such as ?to feel the burning low in her stomach and between her legs, his desire like a fist pushing into her crotch?...

    Really enjoyed this book! Loved all the details and explanations of Dominican life and life in NYC in the 60s. A different immigration story that isn?t told- actually one I?ve never read before at all. A fresh voice and I?d love to see where Ana goes next, she has so much more to...

  • Kimberly
    Aug 01, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

    THIS ENTIRE REVIEW MUST BE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK The pages turned... (view spoiler)[On page 48, Ana Canción gets raped by Juan, the man she's already agreed to marry in order to escape Rafael Trujillo's repressive Dominican Republic for a "better life" in New York City. They ...

    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 copie...

    4.5 stars for Dominicana!! Wow this book really did sneak up on me in such a beautiful way. The vivid writing of Angie Cruz sucked me in right away, and I loved her sense of imagery to paint the picture of Dominican life. From the story of how Ana, 15 years old, and living in the Do...

    In Dominicana we meet fifteen year old Ana who lives with her family in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. Ana is part of a big a family, with her mother assuming responsibility of the children and the household- hardly taking into consideration her husband's perspective. Gro...

    I have so many thoughts roaming in my head about Dominicana. A lot of the time I wish I knew more about 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 ine...

    My Takeaway Angie Cruz, Dominicana What 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 fascin...

    Dominicana is a highly anticipated novel written by Angie Cruz, the book is definitely in my top 5 reads of this Year and I highly recommend you to grab a copy of this masterpiece! The book tells the story of Ana a young girl from DR who's about to leave for NY and marry Juan a man tw...

    A captivating story of a year in the life of Ana, a 15-year-old girl in the Dominican Republic who is married to better her family's prospects to Juan, a man twice her age who is trying to make his fortune in New York City. Stories like Ana's are still rarely told and hard to find, eve...

    Angie Cruz's mother, when told this book was inspired by her experiences, said to Angie, "Who would be interested in a story about a woman like me? It's so typical." In these pages is a story of hardship & resilience necessary to surviving the States as a migrant, a spirit that car...

    DNF due to unchecked anti blackness. ...

    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 America...with her family's hope, sh...

    I fell in love with every aspect of the book, and if there?s one novel you have to read before the end of 2019, this is the one. ...

    Even after finishing the book , I can?t help thinking about Ana. It wasa beautiful book and Ana?s characterization is so wonderful. It leaves a deep impact on your mind. Her innocence, how she grows and comes of age is so beautifully written. Thoroughly enjoyed it! ...

    "Dominicana" by Angie Cruz is a heart-wrenching coming-of-age story. Set in the 1960's, fifteen year old Ana, pressured by her family, marries a man twice her age so that she can leave the Dominican Republic and achieve the American Dream for herself and, eventually, her family in New ...

  • Lisa
    Aug 21, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

  • Jan
    Sep 29, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

    THIS ENTIRE REVIEW MUST BE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK The pages turned... (view spoiler)[On page 48, Ana Canción gets raped by Juan, the man she's already agreed to marry in order to escape Rafael Trujillo's repressive Dominican Republic for a "better life" in New York City. They ...

    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 copie...

    4.5 stars for Dominicana!! Wow this book really did sneak up on me in such a beautiful way. The vivid writing of Angie Cruz sucked me in right away, and I loved her sense of imagery to paint the picture of Dominican life. From the story of how Ana, 15 years old, and living in the Do...

    In Dominicana we meet fifteen year old Ana who lives with her family in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. Ana is part of a big a family, with her mother assuming responsibility of the children and the household- hardly taking into consideration her husband's perspective. Gro...

    I have so many thoughts roaming in my head about Dominicana. A lot of the time I wish I knew more about 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 ine...

    My Takeaway Angie Cruz, Dominicana What 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 fascin...

    Dominicana is a highly anticipated novel written by Angie Cruz, the book is definitely in my top 5 reads of this Year and I highly recommend you to grab a copy of this masterpiece! The book tells the story of Ana a young girl from DR who's about to leave for NY and marry Juan a man tw...

    A captivating story of a year in the life of Ana, a 15-year-old girl in the Dominican Republic who is married to better her family's prospects to Juan, a man twice her age who is trying to make his fortune in New York City. Stories like Ana's are still rarely told and hard to find, eve...

    Angie Cruz's mother, when told this book was inspired by her experiences, said to Angie, "Who would be interested in a story about a woman like me? It's so typical." In these pages is a story of hardship & resilience necessary to surviving the States as a migrant, a spirit that car...

    DNF due to unchecked anti blackness. ...

    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 America...with her family's hope, sh...

    I fell in love with every aspect of the book, and if there?s one novel you have to read before the end of 2019, this is the one. ...

    Even after finishing the book , I can?t help thinking about Ana. It wasa beautiful book and Ana?s characterization is so wonderful. It leaves a deep impact on your mind. Her innocence, how she grows and comes of age is so beautifully written. Thoroughly enjoyed it! ...

    "Dominicana" by Angie Cruz is a heart-wrenching coming-of-age story. Set in the 1960's, fifteen year old Ana, pressured by her family, marries a man twice her age so that she can leave the Dominican Republic and achieve the American Dream for herself and, eventually, her family in New ...

    Hands down one of the BEST books I've read in 2019. The story. Oh, this story. It made me laugh and it made me weep. And hug the ARC tight to my chest upon finishing it. The ending was so brilliant, yet, I do hope that the author writes a sequel! POR FAVOR. Need me some Ana in ...

    4.5 Stars Dominican-American author Angie Cruz's latest novel is powerful coming of age story encapsulating the search for the American dream. Inspired by the real-life arrival story of Cruz's own mother, fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion Ruiz is married off to a man twice her age becaus...

    This was a captivating and emotional story. The main character, Ana Cancion, gets married at fifteen to Juan Ruiz in the Dominican Republic. The day after the wedding, he takes her to Washington Heights, NY to start their new life. From this unfamiliar and scary city, Ana narrates her ...

    A welcome coming-of-age/immigrant story of a resilient Dominican girl, 15 years old, who comes to New York in the post-Trujillo era of the US occupation of the Dominican Republic with her new, 32-year-old husband to further her family's hopes for a better life for all of them. Also a l...

  • Aparna
    Aug 16, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

    THIS ENTIRE REVIEW MUST BE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK The pages turned... (view spoiler)[On page 48, Ana Canción gets raped by Juan, the man she's already agreed to marry in order to escape Rafael Trujillo's repressive Dominican Republic for a "better life" in New York City. They ...

    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 copie...

    4.5 stars for Dominicana!! Wow this book really did sneak up on me in such a beautiful way. The vivid writing of Angie Cruz sucked me in right away, and I loved her sense of imagery to paint the picture of Dominican life. From the story of how Ana, 15 years old, and living in the Do...

    In Dominicana we meet fifteen year old Ana who lives with her family in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. Ana is part of a big a family, with her mother assuming responsibility of the children and the household- hardly taking into consideration her husband's perspective. Gro...

    I have so many thoughts roaming in my head about Dominicana. A lot of the time I wish I knew more about 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 ine...

    My Takeaway Angie Cruz, Dominicana What 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 fascin...

    Dominicana is a highly anticipated novel written by Angie Cruz, the book is definitely in my top 5 reads of this Year and I highly recommend you to grab a copy of this masterpiece! The book tells the story of Ana a young girl from DR who's about to leave for NY and marry Juan a man tw...

    A captivating story of a year in the life of Ana, a 15-year-old girl in the Dominican Republic who is married to better her family's prospects to Juan, a man twice her age who is trying to make his fortune in New York City. Stories like Ana's are still rarely told and hard to find, eve...

    Angie Cruz's mother, when told this book was inspired by her experiences, said to Angie, "Who would be interested in a story about a woman like me? It's so typical." In these pages is a story of hardship & resilience necessary to surviving the States as a migrant, a spirit that car...

    DNF due to unchecked anti blackness. ...

    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 America...with her family's hope, sh...

    I fell in love with every aspect of the book, and if there?s one novel you have to read before the end of 2019, this is the one. ...

    Even after finishing the book , I can?t help thinking about Ana. It wasa beautiful book and Ana?s characterization is so wonderful. It leaves a deep impact on your mind. Her innocence, how she grows and comes of age is so beautifully written. Thoroughly enjoyed it! ...

  • Anna Luce
    Sep 18, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

    THIS ENTIRE REVIEW MUST BE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK The pages turned... (view spoiler)[On page 48, Ana Canción gets raped by Juan, the man she's already agreed to marry in order to escape Rafael Trujillo's repressive Dominican Republic for a "better life" in New York City. They ...

    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 copie...

    4.5 stars for Dominicana!! Wow this book really did sneak up on me in such a beautiful way. The vivid writing of Angie Cruz sucked me in right away, and I loved her sense of imagery to paint the picture of Dominican life. From the story of how Ana, 15 years old, and living in the Do...

    In Dominicana we meet fifteen year old Ana who lives with her family in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. Ana is part of a big a family, with her mother assuming responsibility of the children and the household- hardly taking into consideration her husband's perspective. Gro...

    I have so many thoughts roaming in my head about Dominicana. A lot of the time I wish I knew more about 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 ine...

    My Takeaway Angie Cruz, Dominicana What 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 fascin...

    Dominicana is a highly anticipated novel written by Angie Cruz, the book is definitely in my top 5 reads of this Year and I highly recommend you to grab a copy of this masterpiece! The book tells the story of Ana a young girl from DR who's about to leave for NY and marry Juan a man tw...

    A captivating story of a year in the life of Ana, a 15-year-old girl in the Dominican Republic who is married to better her family's prospects to Juan, a man twice her age who is trying to make his fortune in New York City. Stories like Ana's are still rarely told and hard to find, eve...

    Angie Cruz's mother, when told this book was inspired by her experiences, said to Angie, "Who would be interested in a story about a woman like me? It's so typical." In these pages is a story of hardship & resilience necessary to surviving the States as a migrant, a spirit that car...

    DNF due to unchecked anti blackness. ...

    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 America...with her family's hope, sh...

    I fell in love with every aspect of the book, and if there?s one novel you have to read before the end of 2019, this is the one. ...

    Even after finishing the book , I can?t help thinking about Ana. It wasa beautiful book and Ana?s characterization is so wonderful. It leaves a deep impact on your mind. Her innocence, how she grows and comes of age is so beautifully written. Thoroughly enjoyed it! ...

    "Dominicana" by Angie Cruz is a heart-wrenching coming-of-age story. Set in the 1960's, fifteen year old Ana, pressured by her family, marries a man twice her age so that she can leave the Dominican Republic and achieve the American Dream for herself and, eventually, her family in New ...

    Hands down one of the BEST books I've read in 2019. The story. Oh, this story. It made me laugh and it made me weep. And hug the ARC tight to my chest upon finishing it. The ending was so brilliant, yet, I do hope that the author writes a sequel! POR FAVOR. Need me some Ana in ...

    4.5 Stars Dominican-American author Angie Cruz's latest novel is powerful coming of age story encapsulating the search for the American dream. Inspired by the real-life arrival story of Cruz's own mother, fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion Ruiz is married off to a man twice her age becaus...

    This was a captivating and emotional story. The main character, Ana Cancion, gets married at fifteen to Juan Ruiz in the Dominican Republic. The day after the wedding, he takes her to Washington Heights, NY to start their new life. From this unfamiliar and scary city, Ana narrates her ...

    A welcome coming-of-age/immigrant story of a resilient Dominican girl, 15 years old, who comes to New York in the post-Trujillo era of the US occupation of the Dominican Republic with her new, 32-year-old husband to further her family's hopes for a better life for all of them. Also a l...

    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 desir...

    The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards. I felt completely engrossed by this novel about Ana Cancion whose future has already been set an...

    DNF at 10% I'm afraid that Dominicana didn't quite work for me. The lack of quotation marks and writing style really frustrated me. The overabundance of phrases such as ?to feel the burning low in her stomach and between her legs, his desire like a fist pushing into her crotch?...

  • BookOfCinz
    Sep 09, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

    THIS ENTIRE REVIEW MUST BE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK The pages turned... (view spoiler)[On page 48, Ana Canción gets raped by Juan, the man she's already agreed to marry in order to escape Rafael Trujillo's repressive Dominican Republic for a "better life" in New York City. They ...

    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 copie...

    4.5 stars for Dominicana!! Wow this book really did sneak up on me in such a beautiful way. The vivid writing of Angie Cruz sucked me in right away, and I loved her sense of imagery to paint the picture of Dominican life. From the story of how Ana, 15 years old, and living in the Do...

    In Dominicana we meet fifteen year old Ana who lives with her family in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. Ana is part of a big a family, with her mother assuming responsibility of the children and the household- hardly taking into consideration her husband's perspective. Gro...

  • Maria Zuppardi
    Sep 28, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

    THIS ENTIRE REVIEW MUST BE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK The pages turned... (view spoiler)[On page 48, Ana Canción gets raped by Juan, the man she's already agreed to marry in order to escape Rafael Trujillo's repressive Dominican Republic for a "better life" in New York City. They ...

    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 copie...

    4.5 stars for Dominicana!! Wow this book really did sneak up on me in such a beautiful way. The vivid writing of Angie Cruz sucked me in right away, and I loved her sense of imagery to paint the picture of Dominican life. From the story of how Ana, 15 years old, and living in the Do...

    In Dominicana we meet fifteen year old Ana who lives with her family in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. Ana is part of a big a family, with her mother assuming responsibility of the children and the household- hardly taking into consideration her husband's perspective. Gro...

    I have so many thoughts roaming in my head about Dominicana. A lot of the time I wish I knew more about 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 ine...

    My Takeaway Angie Cruz, Dominicana What 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 fascin...

    Dominicana is a highly anticipated novel written by Angie Cruz, the book is definitely in my top 5 reads of this Year and I highly recommend you to grab a copy of this masterpiece! The book tells the story of Ana a young girl from DR who's about to leave for NY and marry Juan a man tw...

    A captivating story of a year in the life of Ana, a 15-year-old girl in the Dominican Republic who is married to better her family's prospects to Juan, a man twice her age who is trying to make his fortune in New York City. Stories like Ana's are still rarely told and hard to find, eve...

    Angie Cruz's mother, when told this book was inspired by her experiences, said to Angie, "Who would be interested in a story about a woman like me? It's so typical." In these pages is a story of hardship & resilience necessary to surviving the States as a migrant, a spirit that car...

    DNF due to unchecked anti blackness. ...

    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 America...with her family's hope, sh...

    I fell in love with every aspect of the book, and if there?s one novel you have to read before the end of 2019, this is the one. ...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Sep 09, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

  • Laura • lauralovestoread
    Sep 14, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

    THIS ENTIRE REVIEW MUST BE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK The pages turned... (view spoiler)[On page 48, Ana Canción gets raped by Juan, the man she's already agreed to marry in order to escape Rafael Trujillo's repressive Dominican Republic for a "better life" in New York City. They ...

    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 copie...

    4.5 stars for Dominicana!! Wow this book really did sneak up on me in such a beautiful way. The vivid writing of Angie Cruz sucked me in right away, and I loved her sense of imagery to paint the picture of Dominican life. From the story of how Ana, 15 years old, and living in the Do...

  • Debbie
    May 29, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

    THIS ENTIRE REVIEW MUST BE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK The pages turned... (view spoiler)[On page 48, Ana Canción gets raped by Juan, the man she's already agreed to marry in order to escape Rafael Trujillo's repressive Dominican Republic for a "better life" in New York City. They ...

    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 copie...

    4.5 stars for Dominicana!! Wow this book really did sneak up on me in such a beautiful way. The vivid writing of Angie Cruz sucked me in right away, and I loved her sense of imagery to paint the picture of Dominican life. From the story of how Ana, 15 years old, and living in the Do...

    In Dominicana we meet fifteen year old Ana who lives with her family in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. Ana is part of a big a family, with her mother assuming responsibility of the children and the household- hardly taking into consideration her husband's perspective. Gro...

    I have so many thoughts roaming in my head about Dominicana. A lot of the time I wish I knew more about 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 ine...

    My Takeaway Angie Cruz, Dominicana What 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 fascin...

  • Priscilla (Bookie Charm)
    Oct 22, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

    THIS ENTIRE REVIEW MUST BE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK The pages turned... (view spoiler)[On page 48, Ana Canción gets raped by Juan, the man she's already agreed to marry in order to escape Rafael Trujillo's repressive Dominican Republic for a "better life" in New York City. They ...

    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 copie...

    4.5 stars for Dominicana!! Wow this book really did sneak up on me in such a beautiful way. The vivid writing of Angie Cruz sucked me in right away, and I loved her sense of imagery to paint the picture of Dominican life. From the story of how Ana, 15 years old, and living in the Do...

    In Dominicana we meet fifteen year old Ana who lives with her family in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. Ana is part of a big a family, with her mother assuming responsibility of the children and the household- hardly taking into consideration her husband's perspective. Gro...

    I have so many thoughts roaming in my head about Dominicana. A lot of the time I wish I knew more about 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 ine...

    My Takeaway Angie Cruz, Dominicana What 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 fascin...

    Dominicana is a highly anticipated novel written by Angie Cruz, the book is definitely in my top 5 reads of this Year and I highly recommend you to grab a copy of this masterpiece! The book tells the story of Ana a young girl from DR who's about to leave for NY and marry Juan a man tw...

    A captivating story of a year in the life of Ana, a 15-year-old girl in the Dominican Republic who is married to better her family's prospects to Juan, a man twice her age who is trying to make his fortune in New York City. Stories like Ana's are still rarely told and hard to find, eve...

    Angie Cruz's mother, when told this book was inspired by her experiences, said to Angie, "Who would be interested in a story about a woman like me? It's so typical." In these pages is a story of hardship & resilience necessary to surviving the States as a migrant, a spirit that car...

    DNF due to unchecked anti blackness. ...

    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 America...with her family's hope, sh...

    I fell in love with every aspect of the book, and if there?s one novel you have to read before the end of 2019, this is the one. ...

    Even after finishing the book , I can?t help thinking about Ana. It wasa beautiful book and Ana?s characterization is so wonderful. It leaves a deep impact on your mind. Her innocence, how she grows and comes of age is so beautifully written. Thoroughly enjoyed it! ...

    "Dominicana" by Angie Cruz is a heart-wrenching coming-of-age story. Set in the 1960's, fifteen year old Ana, pressured by her family, marries a man twice her age so that she can leave the Dominican Republic and achieve the American Dream for herself and, eventually, her family in New ...

    Hands down one of the BEST books I've read in 2019. The story. Oh, this story. It made me laugh and it made me weep. And hug the ARC tight to my chest upon finishing it. The ending was so brilliant, yet, I do hope that the author writes a sequel! POR FAVOR. Need me some Ana in ...

    4.5 Stars Dominican-American author Angie Cruz's latest novel is powerful coming of age story encapsulating the search for the American dream. Inspired by the real-life arrival story of Cruz's own mother, fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion Ruiz is married off to a man twice her age becaus...

    This was a captivating and emotional story. The main character, Ana Cancion, gets married at fifteen to Juan Ruiz in the Dominican Republic. The day after the wedding, he takes her to Washington Heights, NY to start their new life. From this unfamiliar and scary city, Ana narrates her ...

    A welcome coming-of-age/immigrant story of a resilient Dominican girl, 15 years old, who comes to New York in the post-Trujillo era of the US occupation of the Dominican Republic with her new, 32-year-old husband to further her family's hopes for a better life for all of them. Also a l...

    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 desir...

    The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards. I felt completely engrossed by this novel about Ana Cancion whose future has already been set an...

  • Bobbieshiann
    Aug 19, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

    THIS ENTIRE REVIEW MUST BE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK The pages turned... (view spoiler)[On page 48, Ana Canción gets raped by Juan, the man she's already agreed to marry in order to escape Rafael Trujillo's repressive Dominican Republic for a "better life" in New York City. They ...

    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 copie...

    4.5 stars for Dominicana!! Wow this book really did sneak up on me in such a beautiful way. The vivid writing of Angie Cruz sucked me in right away, and I loved her sense of imagery to paint the picture of Dominican life. From the story of how Ana, 15 years old, and living in the Do...

    In Dominicana we meet fifteen year old Ana who lives with her family in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. Ana is part of a big a family, with her mother assuming responsibility of the children and the household- hardly taking into consideration her husband's perspective. Gro...

    I have so many thoughts roaming in my head about Dominicana. A lot of the time I wish I knew more about 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 ine...

  • Morelia (Strandedinbooks)
    Sep 04, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

    THIS ENTIRE REVIEW MUST BE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK The pages turned... (view spoiler)[On page 48, Ana Canción gets raped by Juan, the man she's already agreed to marry in order to escape Rafael Trujillo's repressive Dominican Republic for a "better life" in New York City. They ...

    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 copie...

    4.5 stars for Dominicana!! Wow this book really did sneak up on me in such a beautiful way. The vivid writing of Angie Cruz sucked me in right away, and I loved her sense of imagery to paint the picture of Dominican life. From the story of how Ana, 15 years old, and living in the Do...

    In Dominicana we meet fifteen year old Ana who lives with her family in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. Ana is part of a big a family, with her mother assuming responsibility of the children and the household- hardly taking into consideration her husband's perspective. Gro...

    I have so many thoughts roaming in my head about Dominicana. A lot of the time I wish I knew more about 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 ine...

    My Takeaway Angie Cruz, Dominicana What 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 fascin...

    Dominicana is a highly anticipated novel written by Angie Cruz, the book is definitely in my top 5 reads of this Year and I highly recommend you to grab a copy of this masterpiece! The book tells the story of Ana a young girl from DR who's about to leave for NY and marry Juan a man tw...

    A captivating story of a year in the life of Ana, a 15-year-old girl in the Dominican Republic who is married to better her family's prospects to Juan, a man twice her age who is trying to make his fortune in New York City. Stories like Ana's are still rarely told and hard to find, eve...

    Angie Cruz's mother, when told this book was inspired by her experiences, said to Angie, "Who would be interested in a story about a woman like me? It's so typical." In these pages is a story of hardship & resilience necessary to surviving the States as a migrant, a spirit that car...

    DNF due to unchecked anti blackness. ...

    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 America...with her family's hope, sh...

    I fell in love with every aspect of the book, and if there?s one novel you have to read before the end of 2019, this is the one. ...

    Even after finishing the book , I can?t help thinking about Ana. It wasa beautiful book and Ana?s characterization is so wonderful. It leaves a deep impact on your mind. Her innocence, how she grows and comes of age is so beautifully written. Thoroughly enjoyed it! ...

    "Dominicana" by Angie Cruz is a heart-wrenching coming-of-age story. Set in the 1960's, fifteen year old Ana, pressured by her family, marries a man twice her age so that she can leave the Dominican Republic and achieve the American Dream for herself and, eventually, her family in New ...

    Hands down one of the BEST books I've read in 2019. The story. Oh, this story. It made me laugh and it made me weep. And hug the ARC tight to my chest upon finishing it. The ending was so brilliant, yet, I do hope that the author writes a sequel! POR FAVOR. Need me some Ana in ...

    4.5 Stars Dominican-American author Angie Cruz's latest novel is powerful coming of age story encapsulating the search for the American dream. Inspired by the real-life arrival story of Cruz's own mother, fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion Ruiz is married off to a man twice her age becaus...

    This was a captivating and emotional story. The main character, Ana Cancion, gets married at fifteen to Juan Ruiz in the Dominican Republic. The day after the wedding, he takes her to Washington Heights, NY to start their new life. From this unfamiliar and scary city, Ana narrates her ...

    A welcome coming-of-age/immigrant story of a resilient Dominican girl, 15 years old, who comes to New York in the post-Trujillo era of the US occupation of the Dominican Republic with her new, 32-year-old husband to further her family's hopes for a better life for all of them. Also a l...

    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 desir...

    The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards. I felt completely engrossed by this novel about Ana Cancion whose future has already been set an...

    DNF at 10% I'm afraid that Dominicana didn't quite work for me. The lack of quotation marks and writing style really frustrated me. The overabundance of phrases such as ?to feel the burning low in her stomach and between her legs, his desire like a fist pushing into her crotch?...

    Really enjoyed this book! Loved all the details and explanations of Dominican life and life in NYC in the 60s. A different immigration story that isn?t told- actually one I?ve never read before at all. A fresh voice and I?d love to see where Ana goes next, she has so much more to...

    *4.5 stars WOW. I?m a mess after finishing the audio, but you know what? I loved it. DOMINICANA hit me where it hurt. The author?s writing creates such a vivid picture, it?s beautiful. I could not recommend this one enough and is definitely a top read of the year. TW...

  • Andrea: NastyMuchachitaReads
    Aug 07, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

    THIS ENTIRE REVIEW MUST BE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK The pages turned... (view spoiler)[On page 48, Ana Canción gets raped by Juan, the man she's already agreed to marry in order to escape Rafael Trujillo's repressive Dominican Republic for a "better life" in New York City. They ...

    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 copie...

    4.5 stars for Dominicana!! Wow this book really did sneak up on me in such a beautiful way. The vivid writing of Angie Cruz sucked me in right away, and I loved her sense of imagery to paint the picture of Dominican life. From the story of how Ana, 15 years old, and living in the Do...

    In Dominicana we meet fifteen year old Ana who lives with her family in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. Ana is part of a big a family, with her mother assuming responsibility of the children and the household- hardly taking into consideration her husband's perspective. Gro...

    I have so many thoughts roaming in my head about Dominicana. A lot of the time I wish I knew more about 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 ine...

    My Takeaway Angie Cruz, Dominicana What 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 fascin...

    Dominicana is a highly anticipated novel written by Angie Cruz, the book is definitely in my top 5 reads of this Year and I highly recommend you to grab a copy of this masterpiece! The book tells the story of Ana a young girl from DR who's about to leave for NY and marry Juan a man tw...

    A captivating story of a year in the life of Ana, a 15-year-old girl in the Dominican Republic who is married to better her family's prospects to Juan, a man twice her age who is trying to make his fortune in New York City. Stories like Ana's are still rarely told and hard to find, eve...

    Angie Cruz's mother, when told this book was inspired by her experiences, said to Angie, "Who would be interested in a story about a woman like me? It's so typical." In these pages is a story of hardship & resilience necessary to surviving the States as a migrant, a spirit that car...

  • Book of the Month
    Aug 06, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    Aug 30, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

  • Nohemi
    Sep 10, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

    THIS ENTIRE REVIEW MUST BE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK The pages turned... (view spoiler)[On page 48, Ana Canción gets raped by Juan, the man she's already agreed to marry in order to escape Rafael Trujillo's repressive Dominican Republic for a "better life" in New York City. They ...

    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 copie...

    4.5 stars for Dominicana!! Wow this book really did sneak up on me in such a beautiful way. The vivid writing of Angie Cruz sucked me in right away, and I loved her sense of imagery to paint the picture of Dominican life. From the story of how Ana, 15 years old, and living in the Do...

    In Dominicana we meet fifteen year old Ana who lives with her family in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. Ana is part of a big a family, with her mother assuming responsibility of the children and the household- hardly taking into consideration her husband's perspective. Gro...

    I have so many thoughts roaming in my head about Dominicana. A lot of the time I wish I knew more about 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 ine...

    My Takeaway Angie Cruz, Dominicana What 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 fascin...

    Dominicana is a highly anticipated novel written by Angie Cruz, the book is definitely in my top 5 reads of this Year and I highly recommend you to grab a copy of this masterpiece! The book tells the story of Ana a young girl from DR who's about to leave for NY and marry Juan a man tw...

    A captivating story of a year in the life of Ana, a 15-year-old girl in the Dominican Republic who is married to better her family's prospects to Juan, a man twice her age who is trying to make his fortune in New York City. Stories like Ana's are still rarely told and hard to find, eve...

    Angie Cruz's mother, when told this book was inspired by her experiences, said to Angie, "Who would be interested in a story about a woman like me? It's so typical." In these pages is a story of hardship & resilience necessary to surviving the States as a migrant, a spirit that car...

    DNF due to unchecked anti blackness. ...

  • Camille
    Aug 13, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

  • Travel.with.a.book
    Oct 02, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

    THIS ENTIRE REVIEW MUST BE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK The pages turned... (view spoiler)[On page 48, Ana Canción gets raped by Juan, the man she's already agreed to marry in order to escape Rafael Trujillo's repressive Dominican Republic for a "better life" in New York City. They ...

    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 copie...

    4.5 stars for Dominicana!! Wow this book really did sneak up on me in such a beautiful way. The vivid writing of Angie Cruz sucked me in right away, and I loved her sense of imagery to paint the picture of Dominican life. From the story of how Ana, 15 years old, and living in the Do...

    In Dominicana we meet fifteen year old Ana who lives with her family in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. Ana is part of a big a family, with her mother assuming responsibility of the children and the household- hardly taking into consideration her husband's perspective. Gro...

    I have so many thoughts roaming in my head about Dominicana. A lot of the time I wish I knew more about 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 ine...

    My Takeaway Angie Cruz, Dominicana What 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 fascin...

    Dominicana is a highly anticipated novel written by Angie Cruz, the book is definitely in my top 5 reads of this Year and I highly recommend you to grab a copy of this masterpiece! The book tells the story of Ana a young girl from DR who's about to leave for NY and marry Juan a man tw...

  • Bookaholic
    Jul 18, 2019

    ?The first time Juan Ruiz proposes, I?m eleven years old, skinny and flat chested. I?m half asleep, my frizzy hair has busted out from a rubber band, and my dress is on backwards.? I couldn?t help but smile as the novel opens, picturing eleven year old Ana Cancion. It was har...

    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:...

    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 ...

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ ????[COMMUNITY:] In the heights I flip the lights and start my day There are fights [WOMEN:] And endless debts [MEN:] And bills to pay???? I?m so disappointed that I found this to be disap...

    Why I love it by Idra Novey 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 Dominica...

    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...

    When BOTM issued the warning about the lack of dialogue queues I thought "hey, that's not so bad" but as I began reading it became quite distracting. However, once I got used to the style of the book I couldn't put it down! Amazing story with political undertones. It led me to research...

    THIS ENTIRE REVIEW MUST BE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK The pages turned... (view spoiler)[On page 48, Ana Canción gets raped by Juan, the man she's already agreed to marry in order to escape Rafael Trujillo's repressive Dominican Republic for a "better life" in New York City. They ...

    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 copie...

    4.5 stars for Dominicana!! Wow this book really did sneak up on me in such a beautiful way. The vivid writing of Angie Cruz sucked me in right away, and I loved her sense of imagery to paint the picture of Dominican life. From the story of how Ana, 15 years old, and living in the Do...

    In Dominicana we meet fifteen year old Ana who lives with her family in the countryside of the Dominican Republic. Ana is part of a big a family, with her mother assuming responsibility of the children and the household- hardly taking into consideration her husband's perspective. Gro...

    I have so many thoughts roaming in my head about Dominicana. A lot of the time I wish I knew more about 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 ine...

    My Takeaway Angie Cruz, Dominicana What 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 fascin...

    Dominicana is a highly anticipated novel written by Angie Cruz, the book is definitely in my top 5 reads of this Year and I highly recommend you to grab a copy of this masterpiece! The book tells the story of Ana a young girl from DR who's about to leave for NY and marry Juan a man tw...

    A captivating story of a year in the life of Ana, a 15-year-old girl in the Dominican Republic who is married to better her family's prospects to Juan, a man twice her age who is trying to make his fortune in New York City. Stories like Ana's are still rarely told and hard to find, eve...

    Angie Cruz's mother, when told this book was inspired by her experiences, said to Angie, "Who would be interested in a story about a woman like me? It's so typical." In these pages is a story of hardship & resilience necessary to surviving the States as a migrant, a spirit that car...

    DNF due to unchecked anti blackness. ...

    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 America...with her family's hope, sh...

    I fell in love with every aspect of the book, and if there?s one novel you have to read before the end of 2019, this is the one. ...

    Even after finishing the book , I can?t help thinking about Ana. It wasa beautiful book and Ana?s characterization is so wonderful. It leaves a deep impact on your mind. Her innocence, how she grows and comes of age is so beautifully written. Thoroughly enjoyed it! ...

    "Dominicana" by Angie Cruz is a heart-wrenching coming-of-age story. Set in the 1960's, fifteen year old Ana, pressured by her family, marries a man twice her age so that she can leave the Dominican Republic and achieve the American Dream for herself and, eventually, her family in New ...

    Hands down one of the BEST books I've read in 2019. The story. Oh, this story. It made me laugh and it made me weep. And hug the ARC tight to my chest upon finishing it. The ending was so brilliant, yet, I do hope that the author writes a sequel! POR FAVOR. Need me some Ana in ...