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Dover Area Community Library Adults CRU Fiction (Text) 34217000813410 Adult Area Available -
Martin Library Adults CRU Fiction (Text) 33454005767058 Reading Room Balcony Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781250205933
  • ISBN: 125020593X
  • Physical Description: 322 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2019.

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Fifteen-year-old Ana Canción 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. 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 César, 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 César 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 César, 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.
Subject: Immigrants > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Arranged marriage > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
Historical fiction.
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