Curbside pickup and returns now available at 26 locations. View updated hours of operations here.

Dominicana: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(1)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK Shortlisted for the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction"Through a novel with so much depth, beauty, and grace, we, like Ana, are forever changed." —Jacqueline Woodson, Vanity Fair"Gorgeous writing, gorgeous story." —Sandra CisnerosFifteen-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.In bright, musical prose that reflects the energy of New York City, Angie Cruz's Dominicana is a vital portrait of the immigrant experience and the timeless coming-of-age story of a young woman finding her voice in the world.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9781250205933
9781250242556
9781250205926
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID274095f3-9b71-ac34-6c65-99735b1e7a3a
Grouping Titledominicana
Grouping Authorangie cruz
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-03-02 02:27:12AM
Last Indexed2021-03-02 03:06:19AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9781250205933

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Peña, Coral,
authorAngie Cruz
author2-rolePeña, Coral,narrator.
hoopla digital.
author_displayCruz, Angie
available_at_catalogSouth Natomas
detailed_location_catalogBelle Cooledge
Central
McKinley
South Natomas
display_description

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK

Shortlisted for the 2020 Women's Prize for Fiction

"Through a novel with so much depth, beauty, and grace, we, like Ana, are forever changed." —Jacqueline Woodson, Vanity Fair
"Gorgeous writing, gorgeous story."
—Sandra Cisneros

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.
In bright, musical prose that reflects the energy of New York City, Angie Cruz's Dominicana is a vital portrait of the immigrant experience and the timeless coming-of-age story of a young woman finding her voice in the world.

format_catalogBook
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_catalogAudio Books
Books
eBook
id274095f3-9b71-ac34-6c65-99735b1e7a3a
isbn9781250205926
9781250205933
9781250242556
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:52a194ed-61c1-4a5c-8f45-4572ad68d0cb4Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
overdrive:52a194ed-61c1-4a5c-8f45-4572ad68d0cb5Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
overdrive:52a194ed-61c1-4a5c-8f45-4572ad68d0cb-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook3falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
overdrive:52a194ed-61c1-4a5c-8f45-4572ad68d0cb3Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
overdrive:52a194ed-61c1-4a5c-8f45-4572ad68d0cb-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
ils:.b26106851.i81907497South NatomasFICTION Cruz, A.1falsefalseOn Shelfnatag
ils:.b26106851.i81907473CentralFICTION Cruz, A.1falsefalseDue Mar 17, 2021cenag
ils:.b26106851.i82415419McKinleyFICTION Cruz, A.1falsefalseIn Transitmckag
ils:.b26106851.i81842429Folsom AdultFICTION Cruz, A.1falsefalseOn Shelffola
ils:.b26106851.i81907503South NatomasFICTION Cruz, A.1falsefalseOn Shelfnatag
ils:.b26106851.i81774230Woodland Public LibraryFICTION Cruz, A.1falsefalseOn Shelfwdpa
ils:.b26106851.i81907485Belle CooledgeFICTION Cruz, A.1falsefalseDue Apr 8, 2021cooag
overdrive:bc2a30a1-bc18-4342-8bd8-e951c43c777a-2Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books3falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
overdrive:bc2a30a1-bc18-4342-8bd8-e951c43c777a3Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books0falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
overdrive:bc2a30a1-bc18-4342-8bd8-e951c43c777a4Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books0falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
overdrive:bc2a30a1-bc18-4342-8bd8-e951c43c777a5Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books0falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
overdrive:bc2a30a1-bc18-4342-8bd8-e951c43c777a-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
hoopla:MWT12693099Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12693099?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
itype_catalogAdult Fiction
last_indexed2021-03-02T11:06:19.342Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_catalogFICTION Cruz, A.
owning_library_catalogSacramento Public Library
owning_location_catalogBelle Cooledge
Central
McKinley
South Natomas
primary_isbn9781250205933
publishDate2019
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
overdrive:52a194ed-61c1-4a5c-8f45-4572ad68d0cbeBookeBookEnglishFlatiron Books2019
ils:.b26106851BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishFlatiron Books, [2019]322 pages ; 25 cm
overdrive:bc2a30a1-bc18-4342-8bd8-e951c43c777aeAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishMacmillan Audio2019
hoopla:MWT12693099eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishMacmillan Audio, 2019.1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 13 min.)) : digital.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:52a194ed-61c1-4a5c-8f45-4572ad68d0cb-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b26106851.i81907497On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26106851.i81907473Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26106851.i82415419In TransitIn Transitfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26106851.i81842429On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse9999
ils:.b26106851.i81907503On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
ils:.b26106851.i81774230On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 73, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120
ils:.b26106851.i81907485Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39
overdrive:bc2a30a1-bc18-4342-8bd8-e951c43c777a-2Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
hoopla:MWT12693099Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
subject_facetArranged marriage -- Fiction
Bildungsromans
Dominicans (Dominican Republic) -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
Dominicans (Dominican Republic) -- United States -- Fiction
Families -- Fiction
Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Washington Heights (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction
title_displayDominicana
title_fullDominicana / Angie Cruz
Dominicana : a novel [electronic resource] / Angie Cruz
Dominicana A Novel
title_shortDominicana
title_suba novel
topic_facetArranged marriage
Dominicans (Dominican Republic)
Families
Fiction
Immigrants
Literature
Man-woman relationships