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Book club kit. Dominicana

Author: Angie Cruz
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, [2020] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Book club kit
Summary:
Fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion never dreamed of moving to America, the way the girls she grew up with in the Dominican countryside did. But when Juan Ruiz proposes and promises to take her to New York City, she has to say yes. It doesn't matter that he is twice her age, that there is no love between them. Their marriage is an opportunity for her entire close-knit family to eventually immigrate. So on New Year's Day,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angie Cruz
ISBN: 1250205948 9781250205940
OCLC Number: 1296756580
Notes: A zippered canvas bag containing ten copies of the title, along with discussion questions.
Title and statement of responsibility from book title page.
Description: 10 books, 1 discussion sheet, 1 guidelines sheet, 1 signout sheet ; $c in canvas bag 47 x 36 cm
Other Titles: Dominicana
Responsibility: Angie Cruz.

Abstract:

Fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion never dreamed of moving to America, the way the girls she grew up with in the Dominican countryside did. But when Juan Ruiz proposes and promises to take her to New York City, she has to say yes. It doesn't matter that he is twice her age, that there is no love between them. Their marriage is an opportunity for her entire close-knit family to eventually immigrate. So on New Year's Day, 1965, Ana leaves behind everything she knows and becomes Ana Ruiz, a wife confined to a cold six-floor walk-up in Washington Heights. Lonely and miserable, Ana hatches a reckless plan to escape. But at the bus terminal, she is stopped by Cesar, Juan's free-spirited younger brother, who convinces her to stay. As the Dominican Republic slides into political turmoil, Juan returns to protect his family's assets, leaving Cesar to take care of Ana. Suddenly, Ana is free to take English lessons at a local church, lie on the beach at Coney Island, see a movie at Radio City Music Hall, go dancing with Cesar, and imagine the possibility of a different kind of life in America. When Juan returns, Ana must decide once again between her heart and her duty to her family. --

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