Dominicana

Dominicana by Angie Cruz has had a lot of buzz since the beginning of the summer. It was chosen by the new Good Morning America book club and many of the bloggers I follow have been raving about it. Of course, when there is that much hype, I am generally disappointed. While this was not the case entirely, I thought Dominicana was good, but not amazing. It’s the story of a young immigrant bride who spends most of her new life in NY in her apartment, navigating her new life and loneliness. Some of the story was predictable and some was not fleshed out enough for my liking. On the whole, though, I liked the short chapters and the protagonist. It made for an interesting read about a culture I know little about. I especially liked learning at the end that this was based on Cruz’s mother’s life.

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