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Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around North America Challenge" were written by authors from Dominican Republic. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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American Love Story : A Multicultural Romance by Adriana Herrera EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
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WINNER OF A 2019 RIPPED BODICE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ROMANCE “Herrera serves up high heat, serious social commentary, and laughs in perfect measure.” —Book Riot No one should have to choose between love and justice Haitian-born professor and activist Patrice Denis is not here for anything that will veer him off the path he’s worked so hard for. One particularly dangerous distraction: Easton Archer. The Assistant District Attorney who last summer gave Patrice some of the most intense nights of his life, and still makes him all but forget they’re from two completely different worlds. All-aroun... continue

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Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
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In the early 1960s in the Dominican Republic, twelve-year-old Anita learns that her family is involved in the underground movement to end the bloody rule of the dictator, General Trujillo.

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Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
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Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people... In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal's office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash. Separated by distance -- and Papi's secrets -- the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered. And then, when it seems like they've lost everything of their f... continue
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Dominicana : A Novel by Angie Cruz EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
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“I have been eagerly waiting for a new book from Angie Cruz. So glad the time has come.” —Edwidge Danticat, author of Brother I’m Dying and Breath, Eyes, Memory “Gorgeous writing, gorgeous story.” —Sandra Cisneros, author of The House on Mango Street “An essential read for our times.” —Cristina Garcia, author of Dreaming in Cuban 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,... continue
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Drown by Junot Díaz EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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From the beloved and award-winning author Junot Díaz, a spellbinding saga of a family’s journey through the New World. A coming-of-age story of unparalleled power, Drown introduced the world to Junot Díaz's exhilarating talents. It also introduced an unforgettable narrator— Yunior, the haunted, brilliant young man who tracks his family’s precarious journey from the barrios of Santo Domingo to the tenements of industrial New Jersey, and their epic passage from hope to loss to something like love. Here is the soulful, unsparing book that made Díaz a literary sensation.
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Hecho en Saturno by Rita Indiana Hernández ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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Aborda las contradicciones y la devastacin̤ ideolg̤ica que conecta Cuba con su natal Repb︢lica Dominicana. Argenis Luna, hijo prd̤igo de la revolucin̤ que nunca fue, es ya un personaje mt̕ico

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La maravillosa vida breve de Óscar Wao by Junot Díaz ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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En la noche, cuando estaba echado en la cama pensando en la chica de la que estaba enamorado, una fresita cuya familia era de Cancún, tuve la visión de un pobre nerd negro y jodido del gueto llamado Oscar Wao, el tipo de nerd del gueto que habría sido yo si no me hubieran "descubierto" las chicas el primer año de high school. Oscar no iba a ser el caribeño sexy por el que la industria del turismo vive y muere. Me di cuenta de que podía escribir acerca de este chico nerd que vive obsesionado por la historia y por las chicas, que sólo es... continue

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La mucama de Omicunlé by Rita Indiana Hernández ES

Rating: 4     1 Vote
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This overwhelming novel, which enshrines Rita Indiana as narrator, contains many layers and fascinating twists. The story begins in the apartment of saint and advisor to the Dominican President, Esther Escudero, better known as Omicunlé. His young maid, Alcide Figueroa, whom Esther helped leave a life of prostitution, is about to become plagued by the past, present and future. Including deities that inhabit the Caribbean Sea, political interests, Goya's prints, gender reassignment and numerous plot twists, few other works of fiction speak of contemporary art as precisely as La mucama de omicun... continue

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Mangos and Mistletoe: A Foodie Holiday Novella by Adriana Herrera EN

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One is grumpy. One is sunshine. There is only one bed. Kiskeya Burgos left the tropical beaches of the Dominican Republic with a lot to prove. As a pastry chef on the come up, when she arrives in Scotland, she has one goal in mind: win the Holiday Baking Challenge. Winning is her opportunity to prove to her family, her former boss, and most importantly herself, she can make it in the culinary world. Kiskeya will stop at nothing to win, that is, if she can keep her eyes on the prize and off her infuriating teammate's perfect lips. Sully Morales, home cooking hustler, and self-proclaimed baking ... continue


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