Books & Brews: Dominicana Online
Our (normally) traveling book club will be meeting virtually again. Join us tonight to discuss Dominicana by Angie Cruz.
Fifteen-year-old Ana Canción doesn’t want to marry Juan Ruiz, a man twice her age who promises to take her from the Dominican Republic to New York. But with her family counting on her to bring them all to the United States, she sees no other choice. Dominicana takes place in the mid-1960s, following the teenager as she adjusts to a new country, where she doesn’t know the language or anyone. But when Ana is getting her first tast of freedom, her home – as well as everyone she loves – falls into political turmoil.